Alyssa Bruce, Program Delivery Director
MSc Sustainable Energy Development | BComm
Alyssa has over 17 years of experience in land asset administration and management in the upstream oil and gas industry. A growing awareness of the importance of reducing energy sector emissions and other cumulative impacts of energy development motivated Alyssa’s pursuit of a MSc in Sustainable Energy Development (SEDV) graduate degree from the University of Calgary.
Leveraging her career experience, Alyssa’s SEDV capstone research project investigated the opportunities and barriers to repurposing inactive oil and gas sites in Alberta for small-scale solar PV installations. Her partner organization representative for the capstone was Keith Hirsche and through this collaboration, Alyssa was introduced to the RenuWell Project and its partners, including Iron & Earth.
Alyssa is inspired by the breadth of skills and expertise of fossil fuel workers that are transferable to the renewable energy sector and she is driven to raise awareness of opportunities for career diversification. She is honoured to be a part of the Iron and Earth team as the Program Delivery Director and support the organization’s important work and unique purpose.
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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.