Carmen joined the Treaty Commission as a Process Advisor in June 2019, and has since become a Communications Advisor. She supports communications through public information and education, and special projects, including forums and gatherings focusing on key topics of Indigenous rights recognition. Carmen also facilitates treaty negotiations and supports the Parties in making progress to conclude treaties.
She has has a BA (Hons.) in History and International Relations, and is pursuing her MA in History at UBC, with an emphasis on Indigenous women's roles in defining the 20th century concepts of sovereignty. Some past research projects of hers include: the emergence of Chinese-Canadian identities during the BC gold rush era, Indigenous nationhood against the backdrop of the Quebecois separatist movement, and the relationship between Indigenous women, children, and the nation.
Carmen has co-hosted a podcast, and currently serves on the board of directors for a local theatre company, while also supporting bilingual diversity, equality and inclusion efforts. She has lived in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and the Northwest Territories, but now calls Vancouver home.