Sarah-Patricia Breen is the Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development at Selkirk College in British Columbia. She has over 10 years of experience in research, public policy, and project management. Her current research includes projects related to connectivity (broadband), digital skills, local delivery of economic development services, community resilience, place-based policy, and access to data - all with a specific focus on rural. Sarah holds a PhD in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University, a Masters in Geography from Memorial University, and a Bachelor's degree in Geography from Lakehead University in her hometown of Thunder Bay, ON. In addition to her role as the Regional Innovation Chair, she is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan.