Kirby is a multidisciplinary planner with experience working in heritage, policy and environmental program creation. She has worked in projects as diverse as tourism development, endangered species integration, neighbourhood heritage and urban renewal. She is passionate about strong communities, where people can grow and write their own story. Kirby loves to learn new skills and meet new communities. She has a strong background in government administration and community programming.
Prior to joining M’akola, Kirby has worked as a planning researcher, partnering with various communities for policy and community engagement programs. She is a graduate of Vancouver Island University’s Master of Community Planning Program (2019) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Victoria (2013).