Ingrid Anand-Wheeler grew up in a small town on the South Shore of Montreal and was a homeroom teacher for three years before heading north in 1999. Two wonderfully rewarding years in Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay) helped further her teaching experiences and appreciation of small community living. Following this, she moved south to Iqaluit, where she began work on Terrestrial Mammals of Nunavut, thereby pursuing her interest in education in a different realm. Ingrid enjoys cooking, freelance writing, and amateur photography. She is a naturalist at heart and is happiest enjoying the beauty of the ocean and the outdoors in general. Ingrid lives in Iqaluit with her husband Ben and her dog Basal.