Dr Jenny Ritchie has been involved in the early childhood care and education sector since the 1970s, as a childcare worker, kindergarten teacher, parent, teacher educator, education researcher, and more recently, a grandparent. She is an Associate Professor in Te Puna Akopai, the School of Education, at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her research and teaching have focussed on social, cultural and ecological justice in early childhood care and education. She has written extensively in these areas. She is a member of the UNESCO network for Reorienting Teacher Education Towards Sustainable Development led by Professor Charles Hopkins of York University, Toronto.