Alison Richmond

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Bachelor of Science, Honours Specialization Biology-Psychology • Queen's University

Bio

Alison graduated from Queen’s University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science, Honours Specialization in Biology and Psychology. Throughout her undergraduate degree, Alison took a variety of courses in conservation biology, business, environmental economics, and environmental policy. She specifically enjoyed gaining hands-on experience in a field course studying climate change in lake ecosystems. Alison hopes to create adaptive solutions to climate change, and proactively integrate sustainability into our society and economy.

During her time at Queen’s, Alison was a Varsity Athlete, an intern for Queen’s Project on International Development, a statistics tutor, and a volunteer for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Alison also studied abroad in New Zealand where she first discovered her interest in sustainability.

This past summer, Alison was a Green-Building Intern at Ecology North, an NGO in Yellowknife, NWT that tackles issues of climate change, waste reduction, water quality and local food production. She researched clean energy and green building design as part of a team planning the Northern Centre for Sustainability in Yellowknife. In addition, she analyzed and promoted the environmental and economic opportunities of implementing energy-efficient building retrofits and biochar pyrolysis technology in Canada’s North.

In her free time, Alison loves being active and spending time outdoors hiking, canoeing, and camping. She has tree-planted in Northern Ontario, worked on a farm in Australia, and mentored youth at summer camps. Alison hopes to continue learning about the world through travelling and exploring new places.