Catarina Owen was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil and has immigrated to Canada in 2005. She has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Animal Science from the University of Alberta. Catarina and her family moved to Norman Wells in 2011. She joined the Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę́ Nákedı in 2012 as an Environmental Assessment Researcher. Catarina works closely with Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę́ reviewing permitting and licensing applications. She also reviews and comments on wildlife research applications. In 2015, Catarina and her family relocated to Inuvik where she stayed for 5 years. In 2020 her family relocated to Moncton, she continues to provide support for the Board from afar. In her free time, Catarina enjoys spending time with her four kids, traveling, cooking food her kids won't eat and brewing kombucha.