Kristen Vitullo


Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Major in Environmental Studies and Human Geography, Minor in Environmental Ethics • University of Toronto


Born and raised in Toronto, Kristen completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, graduating with the Class of 2016.

For over a year, Kristen volunteered at Toronto City Hall where she worked as a special projects officer for Councillor Gord Perks. She was involved with a number of environmental projects such as the Subcommittee on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, for which she organized community roundtable discussions and collected constituent feedback on the subcommittee's carbon reduction strategies. In addition to this, Kristen created and distributed flyers for Councillor Perks' Ward 14 Waste Reduction campaign. In her final year of undergraduate studies, Kristen developed and supervised a mentorship program which connected upper and lower year students in the School of the Environment. She has been involved with numerous research projects throughout her program at the University of Toronto and has also worked as a research assistant for Professor Stephen Scharper. 

In her spare time, Kristen enjoys being active at the gym, exploring Toronto's green spaces and hiking trails, and listening to her favourite music. Kristen also loves to travel and has spent much of her time cottaging up north and visiting family in West Virginia, California, and Italy. Her research and career interests include environmental policy and climate change mitigation and resilience. Using the tools and knowledge she has gained throughout her academic, work, and volunteer experiences, she hopes to one day make a positive contribution to environmental sustainability.