Alexa McPhee (She/Her/Hers) is an emerging planner passionate about housing first, harm-reduction, and community planning. In her work and studies, Alexa has focussed on issues of Sustainable and Affordable Housing Development and Policy, Indigenous Community Planning, Comprehensive Community Planning and Community Engagement.
Currently, Alexa works as a project planner with M’akola Development Services to support the development of affordable housing across British Columbia. In addition to her work, Alexa is in the final year of her Masters of Community and Regional Planning (2021) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), with a specialization in Indigenous Community Planning and Affordable Housing.
Alexa approaches planning through an intersectional lens informed by her Bachelor of Arts in Critical Indigenous Studies and Political Science (2019) from UBC, her ongoing graduate studies in community planning, and her lived experiences working in community as a mixed woman-of-colour in Vancouver, B.C. When not working or studying, Alexa spends her time creating art and gardening as an uninvited visitor on the shared unceded territories of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ, Stó:lō, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Stz’uminus, and Qayqayt Nations.