Dominique St-Arnaud holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She previously worked in the outdoor industry and was a freelance technical writer and translator. After traveling extensively for work, she returned to Quebec to raise her twins. In 2016, she co-founded Ferme coop Point du Jour, a small solidarity cooperative specializing in the production of meat and eggs, where she now works full time as a farmer and administrator. The farm’s mission is to produce healthy agricultural products, to promote organic agriculture as a viable and sustainable food production system, and to build links with local partners. In 2020, Dominique obtained a master’s degree in Agroecology at Université Laval, in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Her research project focuses on alternative agricultural production systems in Quebec – an alternative to the conventional, industrial, specialized, and intensive production system – and assesses their resilience and socio-economic sustainability in the face of major climate change challenges.