Alexandra Tavasoli, Board Chair.
Alex Tavasoli is a PhD Chemical and Materials Engineer whose interests are centred on ethical engineering practices and sustainable resource system design as they relate to the energy transition. She has over a decade of experience in clean technology development, and is currently a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where her work involves a mix of carbon capture and utilization, ocean mining, and modelling the social costs of the resource sector. She most recently ran Solistra, a research company developing solar-driven chemical reactors that efficiently recycle carbon dioxide into commodity chemicals normally sourced from fossil fuels.
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Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism.
It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.
We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.
We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.