Cheryl is a professional planner and a graduate of the University of Calgary’s Master in Planning Program who has worked on and written about a variety of urban issues. Cheryl has received numerous awards for community volunteer work and research on urban planning themes such as sustainable design and affordable housing. Previous to her graduate studies, she worked for Evergreen, a Canadian non-profit with the mandate to bring nature to cities. She also obtained a B.A. from Trent University in Environmental Studies and French.