Vinnie Kumala, Junior Data Analyst
Postgraduate Certificate Student, Research Analyst | B.A., English Literature/Anthropology
Having worked in various industries over 4 years in office administration, project management support, and being a jack-of-all-trades person, Vinnie decided to return to school as a research analyst and pursue her passion in working for causes she cares about through research.
Vinnie grew up in Indonesia, Southeast Asia where energy resources is a major and evolving industry. She believes that local communities must be actively involved in decision-making processes on energy resource development to ensure their livelihood and authority on issues that directly affect them. Since immigrating to Canada, Vinnie has volunteered in groups and organizations that advocate for racial equity, LGBTQ rights and acceptance, and accommodation for newcomers in Canada, mainly at Planned Parenthood Toronto.
Vinnie previously worked as an intern at Iron & Earth, and is excited to rejoin as a Junior Data Analyst to support worker-led initiatives for climate solutions and consultations with local communities.
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