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. Kristen spent over a year at Toronto City Hall as a special projects officer in Councillor Gord Perks' office, where she was involved in the Subcommittee on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation and the 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. Throughout her education, Kristen has conducted numerous primary and secondary research projects and has worked as a research assistant for University of Toronto Professors Kate Neville and Stephen Scharper.
During her internship term, Kristen worked at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre as a Sustainability Intern. Collaborating with numerous departments and organizations, she was responsible for a variety of tasks such as reporting on the facility's sustainability performance, revamping its sustainability webpages, managing the donations program, and expanding its recipient base. Kristen also performed research on awards and certifications within the conventions & meetings industry, conducted waste audits to determine how the Centre could reduce its contamination levels, and continuously engaged clients and employees in the MTCC’s sustainability program.
In her spare time, Kristen enjoys being active at the gym, exploring Toronto's green spaces, and listening to her favourite music. She also loves to travel and is currently on academic exchange in Lund, Sweden. Kristen's research and career interests include environmental policy, corporate sustainability, and waste management.
Kristen's MScSM Internship: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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