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Alyssa Harms-Wiebe is a Brazilian-Canadian eco-artist, writer, and arts educator based in Vancouver, BC. As an instructor at the Bolton Academy of Spoken Arts, she teaches students how to develop personal voice through storytelling, creative writing, acting and public speaking. She is en route to completing a MEd in Education for Sustainability at UBC, exploring the development of place-based educational models that connect students to healthy practices of environmental stewardship through creative and artistic play. She holds a BFA in Scriptwriting from Concordia University, where she also studied directing and theatre for social change. She is fascinated with words and languages, and loves to pick up new phrases whenever she travels. She speaks  English, French, and Portuguese, and sometimes even dabbles with German.