Jennifer Rice is an environmental champion passionate about protecting B.C.’s coast. She was a biological technician from 2003 to 2012, working on stream assessment, fish habitat assessment and water quality monitoring, and an energy campaigner with the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation working to protect fish habitat and halt water pollution. From 2006 to 2013, she wrote popular science and environmental articles for the Prince Rupert Daily News, among other local papers. Jennifer was elected city councillor for Prince Rupert in 2011 and MLA in 2013. In both roles, she has been vocal about the environmental impacts of energy projects, attending and speaking at local protests, council meetings and to the media.