Em Cooper is outreach manager for The Tyee. They are the first point of contact for our Tyee Builders — the folks who graciously contribute to keep our publication going.
When not busy co-ordinating events and corresponding directly with readers, they occasionally publish stories relating to culture and comedy on The Tyee.
Cooper has performed standup comedy since 2007 and has toured Canada independently. They were born and raised on Snuneymuxw territory in Nanaimo, studied recreation management at Dalhousie University on Mi'kma'ki territory in Halifax, and have lived on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh in what is commonly known as Vancouver since 2014. Find them on Twitter @emmacoopstar.