Manisha Singh was born and brought up in Uttar Pradesh, India. Growing up around forest and diverse wildlife was fundamental to shaping her interest in nature and natural resources. During her Master of Forestry degree in India, she conducted extensive research on an endemic deer species, Rucervus eldii eldii, which inhabits the world’s only floating national park, Keibul Lamjao national park, Manipur. Aspired by the beauty of nature and striving to work towards sustainable management, she moved to Halifax, Canada to enroll in the Dalhousie University’s Master of Resource and Environmental Management program in 2019. Her degree provided her with a broad overview of different perspectives and the Indigenous ways of knowing, which demonstrates the depth of knowledge present across Indigenous communities and highlights every individual’s responsibility to live sustainably and harmoniously with the environment. She aims to develop her understanding of Indigenous knowledge further and work with the Sahtú community to help achieve the vision Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board). Manisha joined the SRRB team in 2021.