Esquimalt Nation, Program Supervisor
Hello, my name is Maya Hamel. I was born in Hefei, China. I was adopted and brought to Canada, where I grew up on Treaty 7 territory in Calgary, Alberta and moved to Victoria 7 years ago. I am grateful to be a visitor to the Lekwungen territories. I completed a Bachelors of Social Work with the University of Victoria, where I spent my fourth-year practicum working with Esquimalt Nation. I am now the Program Supervisor for Esquimalt Nations Education Department. I am so grateful to be a part of the Living Lab Project because it brings together so many wonderful voices, perspectives and skills. I am excited to support our youth in being able to explore, learn and connect with the land, plants and animals around them.