Jazmin Vargas Najera, BSc, MCC (candidate)

Jazmin is a Climate Change Adaptation Intern at the Climate Risk Institute. As a Master of Climate Change candidate at the University of Waterloo, she strives to unpack complex questions while bridging social equity and climate change adaptation. Jazmin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community and Environmental Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her educational…

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Alyssa Hill, B.Msc, MCC (candidate)

Alyssa is a Climate Change Adaptation Intern with the Climate Risk Institute. Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Medical Sciences Degree from Western University and is in the process of completing a Master of Climate Change at the University of Waterloo. In addition to studying the complexities of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and governance in Canada,…

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Daniela Bodden, BSc, MEng

Daniela, Project Manager (International), Resilience and Climate Risk, is a professional civil engineer with over 8 years of experience that has included developing and managing water infrastructure, social development, climate adaptation and mitigation projects. She has worked in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment through projects funded and partnered by national and municipal governments and international agencies…

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Megan Gereghty, BES, MES, MCIP, RPP

Megan Gereghty is a Climate Change Adaptation Planner with the Climate Risk Institute. As a Registered Professional Planner, Megan is passionate about climate change adaptation and resilient community development. Megan has experience and expertise in development, land use and policy planning projects. Her work focuses on the advancement of climate change adaptation training for planners.…

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Claire Sanders, MSc, BEd.

Claire is an Adaptation Extension Liaison with the Climate Risk Institute. Before joining CRI, she facilitated multi-stakeholder partnerships across southern Ontario with a focus on addressing complex regional ecological and climate change challenges. Along with launching an energy plan to mitigate climate change across seven municipalities, Claire established a regional climate collaborative that included frameworks…

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Brook Tessema, BES

Brook Tessema is a Climate Research Assistant at CRI. As a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from York University, he has developed a solid understanding of the issue of Climate Change and the adaptation and mitigation efforts necessary to build resilient communities. In addition to his academic background, he has worked…

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Allison Myles, B.A., MCC

As a Project Manager with the Climate Risk Institute, Alli works with a wide range of stakeholder groups to build climate resilience. She is passionate about creating compelling content for communicating climate science to mobilize knowledge, improve capacity and highlight the interconnected technical and cultural dimensions of climate change. She has previously worked in municipal…

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Kirsten MacMillan, B.A.Sc., B.A., E.I.T.

Kirsten is a Climate and Engineering Analyst with the Climate Risk Institute. Kirsten’s work focuses on the technical analyses of climate and infrastructure projects, including risk assessments and engineering vulnerability, and on improving best practices and knowledge sharing through the support of the Infrastructure Resiliency Professional (IRP) training program and PIEVC protocol.   She has previously…

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Suzanne Seiling, BES, MCC

Suzanne Seiling is an Adaptation Extension Liaison with the Climate Risk Institute. Suzanne’s areas of experience and expertise include: vulnerability and risk assessments, community adaptation planning, research, capacity building, and more.   In her role, Suzanne liaises with Canadian and international stakeholders to support and advance adaptation and mitigation to climate change. Suzanne supports the facilitation of peer-to-peer dialogue between communities and sectors through webinars, presentations and regional workshops. She…

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Anna Zaytseva, B.A. (Hons), M.Sc.

Anna is an Advisory and Technical Services Liaison of the Climate Risk Institute. She is passionate about sustainable development, climate change adaptation and risk assessment. Her experience includes working on place-based projects studying key drivers of change, modelling alternative future scenarios and researching impacts of climate change and weather extremes on the agricultural sector. Anna has 10 years of experience working with weather,…

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