Rebecca Park is a Korean Canadian settler who grew up on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories. She is currently pursuing her JD on unceded Algonquin territory at the University of Ottawa, where she also works as a Research Assistant focusing on sustainable development solutions through the promotion and protection of Indigenous intellectual property rights.
Her experience as an environmental field researcher inspired her to gain a legal education. She is grateful to have spent time in Nunavut, Peru, and Panama, where she had the privilege of learning directly from Inuit, Yagua, and Afro-Panamanian communities about the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation on their livelihoods and effective community mobilization. Before law school, she also spent time reconnecting with her Vancouver communities working as an urban farmer and volunteering for various non-profit organizations.
Rebecca believes in the power of intersectional, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed community-based work. She is honoured to have the opportunity to work at West Coast Environmental Law this summer. When she is not working, she is usually gardening, making art, and riding her bike.