MPhil.Sustainability | Public Engagement
Larissa is a researcher and consultant who has worked internationally and across Canada for the last 12 years on energy and climate issues through a justice lens. Currently, she is engaged with First Nations and communities on affordable, net-zero housing, renewable energy, and resilience planning, and also works with CCPA-BC/UVic on the Corporate Mapping Project. She holds an interdisciplinary Masters in Sustainability (political ecology) from the University of Oslo, and IAP2 engagement training. Prior to this, she was a research manager for Parkland Institute, Sierra Club BC’s climate and energy campaigner, a medic in the oil-patch, administrator of an Arctic diamond exploration camp, and worked in international development and documentary projects in Sierra Leone, Palestine, Peru, and The Gambia.
Larissa has been a strong supporter of Iron & Earth since its inception, and as an Albertan, has a grounded understanding of how important a just, post-carbon transition for workers and communities is. As part of the Board of Directors, Larissa hopes to support fund development, public/stakeholder engagement, and project development.