Saori Ogura is a PhD Candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. Collaborating with Indigenous and local communities in the Eastern Himalaya, Zimbabwe, and Japan, her passion is to revitalize nutritious and climate-resilient small grains, which contributes to well-being of people and the land, food security and improving community resilience. As an artist, she uses arts-based methods, incorporating photography, drawings, and documentary films into her research. She is a UBC Public Scholar and a Student Fellow for Climate & Nature Emergency, also a certified forest medical trainer from Japan. She was the recipient of the 2017 Nikon Salon Miki Jun Inspiration Award for her photojournalism project documenting her time living in Sikkim and Darjeeling in India’s Eastern Himalaya.