CTS Spotlight Series: Environmental Careers – A Mentorship Panel
Join us for our December Spotlight Series: Environmental Careers – A Mentorship Panel
Who can join: Anyone! Youth aged 15 – 24 greatly encouraged
When: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Have you been thinking about an environmental career? Do you know what kind of environmental jobs are out there? Would you like to make a living and make a difference at the same time? Then this conversation is for you!
Join us for a panel discussion with 4 young professionals working in diverse environmental careers in Vancouver. Hear what has inspired them to pursue work in areas such as resource management, policy, environmental engineering and food sovereignty. Learn about the practical components of work in these fields and what they’ve learned along the way. Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity to ask panelists any questions you might have!
Event is free and open to all! Youth aged 15 – 24 are especially welcome!
Brian Titaro is a Registered Professional Biologist, and a Natural Resource Management Technician with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Since graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies he has worked to apply the principles of conservation biology into the natural resource management of parks and protected areas. From a young age Brian has engaged in a variety of outdoor and wilderness based activities and this connection to the natural world continues to inspire his professional work.
Charlotte’s work focuses on endangered species in Canada and BC. She works on policy related issues that impact wildlife across the country. Charlotte advocates for stronger and more effective laws that hold the governments accountable. She works from the unceded Coast Salish Territories. Working at the Wilderness Committee gives Charlotte a platform to advocate on behalf of our environment and all the amazing wildlife we share this planet with. Using different tactics from field based expeditions, to policy writing, to government meetings, she works from all angles to protect wilderness and wildlife.
Sara has worked in the green building industry since 2017, with previous roles in building science, energy modeling, and renewable energy technologies. She is passionate about green building and decarbonizing the built environment, and is currently working as a Sustainability Analyst at Purpose Building Inc. Sara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo, where she enjoyed leading innovative sustainable housing projects in partnership with Canadian Indigenous communities and Habitat for Humanity.
Maggie Mills is a first-generation Danish settler, who lives on unceded Squamish, Musqueam and Tsieil-Waututh territory (Vancouver, British Columbia). Equity and justice, sustainability and reconciliation are pillars of Maggie’s personal and professional ethos. She currently uses these pillars to guide her work as an Economic Development Policy Advisor for BC Assembly of First Nations and is a Master of Environmental Studies candidate. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Guelph, where she started an early career in academic research with a focus on food, economic, environmental and drug policy using mixed methods, including participatory action frameworks. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Maggie launched her own consulting business; you can learn more at: www.maggiemills.ca.