A graduate of Dalhousie University, Juniper Littlefield has three years experience in planning and urban design gained through her professional and academic career. She has examined the complexities of socioeconomics and land use through local neighbourhood characterizations, including her thesis work on harm reduction within the Regional Centre and a housing study of Dartmouth North completed on behalf of The Affordable Housing Association. Her winning submission to the national Student Innovation Fund was part of a collaborative team effort which outlined the proposal for an affordable student housing cooperative, focusing on socially and economically sustainable practices.
Recently, Juniper has contributed to academic research on accessibility certification and benchmarking as part of a joint project between Dalhousie University and The Rick Hansen Foundation, distributing a national survey and contributing to a peer-reviewed article. Her work experience with local non-profit organizations and her volunteer roles within the community has given her experience in community engagement and project management.