Amy Yang

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Bachelor of Science • Animal Biology •  University of British Columbia

Bio

Amy graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology. Prior to pursuing her Master’s degree in Sustainability Management at the University of Toronto, she worked as a tax guarantor at PricewaterhouseCoopers Taiwan where she assisted foreign institutional investors with tax compliance. Driven by her love of learning and her passion for helping others, she chose to return to school to learn skills that would help her succeed as a business professional in the field of sustainability.

Throughout her Master’s program, Amy successfully completed a summer internship with Metrolinx, a transit agency of Ontario, where she worked with the Sustainability Team to perform greenhouse gas calculations, conduct benchmark analyses and assist with utility bill registration. She also worked as an Education and Outreach Ambassador for the University of Toronto’s Sustainability Office and engaged in various outreach events on- and off-campus to provide education on proper waste sorting practice. These experiences, in addition to her coursework at school, taught her the importance of collaboration and systems thinking in the pursuit of a more sustainable future.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys exploring new places (locally and abroad) and expanding her horizon on how different parts of the world tackle environmental and social issues. Keen on making this world a better place, her dream is to work with companies to develop their sustainability strategies through more collaboration and strategic partnership. As one of her favourite sayings goes: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” (African proverb) She believes that companies and nations must work together to achieve a future where sustainable actions are the norm rather than the outliers.

Amy's MScSM Internship: Metrolinx

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