Jade-Anaïs has had a deep attachment to nature since she was just a child. With a bachelor’s degree in biology from the Université de Montréal, she has dedicated all of her summers as a student working as a scientific interpreter for various institutions, including the Montréal Insectarium, CampMinogami(specialized in canoe-camping) and the Association récréoculturelle Ahuntsic-Cartierville (her childhood neighbourhood). Her passion for ecology and biology in general was solidified when she was working toward a certificate in ecology at UQAM in 2007. Her desire to share this passion incited her to pursue university studies in education in order to teach college-level biology, which she did for a few semesters. A member of the MontréalBotanical Gardenteam for the past two years, she has joined the 1000 Days for the Planet mission as a Montréal Space for Life Scientific Communicator. She hopes her enthusiasm will make everyone want to get involved in protecting biodiversity.