Emma Melis is a bilingual Technical Solutions Specialist (TSS) supporting the Community Map of Canada team. She enthusiastically champions Canadian and French-Canadian community representation in the Community Map of Canada basemap program. Emma is a lifelong environmentalist and pursued a Bachelor of Arts & Science in Sustainability, Science & Society at McGill University where she applied GIS to projects on environmental sustainability, gender and mobility. Curious and fascinated with discovery and research, her passions lie in spatial thinking, interdisciplinary sustainability, community-building and science communication. Outside of work, Emma is an artist, map enthusiast and storyteller.