Jennifer Psyllakis is a/Assistant Deputy Minister of the Resource Stewardship Division in the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship. The Division is responsible for the development and implementation of policy and programs aimed at halting and reversing biodiversity loss, prioritizing ecosystem health, ensuring wildlife and their habitat thrive and are resilient, and the regulation of sustainable use. She has worked for the Province of BC for almost 20 years in various capacities developing and advancing natural resource sector laws, policies and strategies to improve outcomes for environmental values. Much of this work is delivered through partnership with First Nations and collaborative approaches with multiple levels of government, industry, stakeholders, and non-government organizations. Jennifer has a PhD in natural resource management and environmental studies, and a MSc and BSc in wildlife management.