Siobhan Mehrotra


Bachelor of Arts, Environment & Development, Minor in Geography (Urban Studies) • McGill University 


Siobhan is graduating from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Environment and Development, and a minor in Urban Studies. She aspires to pursue a career rooted in social sustainability that will allow for the exploration and collaborative development of environmentally friendly initiatives across multiple industries and countries. During her undergraduate degree, she had the opportunity to engage in research across various fields, serving as a research assistant in domains related to climate policy, international relations, urban geography, and industrial mining. Her research allowed her to gain competency working with ArcGIS, large datasets, and spatial analyses, reaffirming her interest in exploring the roots of sustainable development.

Following her studies, Siobhan's' most recent role was as a Sustainability Associate at the United Nations Global Compact Network Canada. Engaging with high-level individuals within the corporate sustainability field, she supported GCNC staff with communications, logistics, and planning to assist companies in achieving UNGC objectives. Before this, as an Events Certification Intern at McGill’s Office of Sustainability, Siobhan led a team of ten volunteers, overseeing the Sustainable Events Certification program. She helped provide consultations, training and resources to encourage environmentally responsible practices, promote diversity of programming and participants, and increase overall accessibility within her school. Her work soon turned into a creative passion as she worked one-on-one with campus leaders and professionals to help promote sustainability initiatives and programs. Looking to create more positive connections, Siobhan pursued further ways to collaborate with fellow students. Most notably, she was elected Vice President External for the McGill Environment Student Society, won 1st place in a team-based International Development Case Competition, 2nd place in a team-based International Sustainability Marketing Competition, and joined a club on campus that explored the dimensions of illicit sand mining through discussion and peer reviews. Her passion for sustainability extended into her volunteer work, representing The United Nations Association in Canada as a volunteer at COP15, and becoming a student delegate of McGill University for the U7+ Worldwide Student Forum. There, she contributed to a report presented at the U7+ Presidential Summit discussing the question of “Climate Change: Intergenerational Conflict or Intergenerational Alliance?”. She hopes to continue to pursue her interests in international relations and learn how to bridge sustainability initiatives across different industries and socio-cultural settings more effectively.

In her spare time, Siobhan enjoys exploring new music genres, stopping to smell the flowers, and going to the gym.