Shaunna Morgan Siegers was born and raised in Manitoba. She is a member of the Crees of Waskaganish First Nation situated on the southern shores of James Bay in Eeyou Istchee. A scientist with bachelors and master degrees in botany, Shaunna possesses more than 20 years of research, Indigenous Knowledge, environmental science and ethnobiological experience. She has a long history of living and working in remote First Nations.

Shaunna has a deeply held sense of responsibility to protect the environment and keep it healthy for future generations. She is especially motivated to eliminate the social inequity often related to environmental damage. In her work and life, Shaunna is seeking well-balanced solutions to address the complex environmental, social, cultural and economic challenges we all face.