Dara Wawatie-Chabot is from Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg, a reserve located in Quebec. She is currently enrolled at Algonquin College in Ottawa, ON, in the Baking and Pastry Arts Program and is planning on graduating in April 2017. As an Anishinaabekwe (Algonquin woman), she is interested in working towards a better future for the Indigenous population within Canada, regarding social welfare, education and other socioeconomic crises. She wishes to promote this change at a grassroots level by working side-by-side with communities.
Still a student though, she enjoys baking and making Indigenous crafts that have been passed down through generations.