About Us

Dana Krementz (they/them)

Interviewer/Outreach Worker - SHAWNA Project

Dana Krementz (they/them) is a CGSHE Research Assistant and an Interviewer/Outreach Worker with the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity. Dana is a queer, non-binary person originally from the rural southern United States who is an uninvited settler on the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.

Academically and professionally, Dana has maintained a strong focus on gender-based violence, sexual wellness, and reproductive justice. Since moving to Vancouver in 2015 Dana has worked as a Research Assistant for CIHR’s Institute for Aboriginal People’s Health to advocate for land and culture based wellness programs for Indigenous peoples living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hep-C, as well as Red Fox Healthy Living Society as a Program Coordinator for circus-based recreation programs for inner city and Indigenous youth. Dana has spent the last four years as a Support Worker and then Program Manager for the WISH Drop-In Centre Society’s Mobile Access Project (MAP Van) providing health, safety, and support resources for Vancouver’s street-based sex work community. Dana passionately believes that we must actively work to dismantle the social and structural inequities so that all people gain access to (w)holistic health and wellness.