Sherri Russell

Sherri is of Inuit ancestry and is a member of the NunatuKavut community on the South Coast of Labrador.  Though she grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador, Sherri now lives in Epekwitk, more commonly known as Prince Edward Island, with her 3 children, husband, and Shih Tzu.

Sherri has an extensive history in education, training, employment, case management, and facilitation – primarily with and for Indigenous peoples and communities across Canada. Prior to joining the AES Inc. team full time, Sherri worked for nearly a decade as the Indigenous Academic Advisor at the University of Prince Edward Island. Part of this role included coordinating Indigenous student supports and programming in an academic, social, personal, and cultural context.

Sherri has also held various roles pertaining to program development, delivery, and evaluation, with a central focus on the particular interests and needs of Indigenous peoples and communities, including Consultant I (Goss Gilroy Inc.) and Programs Coordinator (Joint Voisey’s Bay Employment and Training Association).

Education

Master of Arts, University of Prince Edward Island (ongoing)

Bachelor of Social Work, University of Manitoba (2014)

Bachelor of Arts, Memorial University of NL (2001)