Melanie Goodchild, moose clan, is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibway woman) from Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation and Ketegaunseebee (Garden River) First Nation. She is a systems thinking and complexity scholar who offers a uniquely Anishinaabeg approach to making sense of society's most entrenched problems. She is a PhD candidate in Social & Ecological Sustainability in the School of Environment, Resources & Sustainability (SERS) in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. Melanie is a Research Fellow with the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation & Resilience (WISIR) and a faculty member of the u-school for Transformation by the Presencing Institute, the Academy for Systems Change and the Wolf Willow Institute for Systems Learning. She is an International Women's Forum (IWF) Leadership Fellows Program alumni (2015-16), a program sponsored by Harvard Business School and INSEAD. She lives with her family in Baawaating (place of the rapids), in the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy.