Polish by birth, Canadian by transplant. Growing up in North Vancouver and being raised by a competitive ski racing coach, Monika was taught from an early age that the mountains are the ultimate playground and should be respected as such. After spending many years working and adventuring across the world, she returned to Vancouver in 2019 for the long-haul. Now, with both her work at Arc’teryx in marketing and her involvement in POW, Monika hopes to spark action in her local outdoor community. There is a lot of work to be done, but Monika believes that there is no greater lens than that of adversity.