Carmen supports public information and education in her role as Communications Advisor. She joined the Treaty Commission in June 2019, supporting the facilitation of negotiations as Process Advisor. Carmen continues to support communications and process initiatives, including forums and gatherings focusing on key topics of Indigenous rights recognition.
She 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, and now calls Vancouver home.