Nicole Jackson is a west-coast import to Calgary, Alberta, where she works in research, evaluation, and policy in the non-profit sector. Her work has been primarily focused on housing and homelessness, but has stretched into community development, mental health and accessibility. Awaken is her church home, where she loves offering artistic and contemplative contributions. The local intentional community of The House of Commons is where you can find her on Thursday nights, sharing a meal with fellow neighborhood Bownesians. She loves shared meals, wildflowers, memoirs, debating ideas, and the outdoors.