Kimberly Orren is a former high school science teacher turned fisherman and co-founder of Fishing for Success, a nonprofit social enterprise in Petty Harbour that is creating a new pathway for the youth of Newfoundland & Labrador to connect with their fishing heritage. She volunteers for the Social Justice Cooperative NL, is the Lead Facilitator for Project WET Canada in Newfoundland & Labrador; and serves on advisory committees for Food First NL, Ocean Frontier Institute / Governance Research, Too Big To Ignore, and the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition. In 2018, Kimberly was honoured to be recognized as a St. John’s YWCA Woman of Distinction, was a TEDx speaker, and contributed to the 2019 Woman’s Almanac. Currently, she is working on a project with Dr. TA Loeffler of Memorial University to facilitate a network of people and resources called Outdoor Learning NL. When not teaching others about fishing, Kimberly is probably out picking berries with her dog Annie!
Kimberely is located on Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland), which is the unceded, traditional territory of the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq. I also acknowledge that Labrador is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Innu of Nitassinan, the Inuit of Nunatsiavut, and the Inuit of NunatuKavut.