The Green Collar Podcast highlights the diverse range of careers that our graduates pursue. Careers in the green sector continue to expand and it is a great time to be studying in this field. Tune into the Green Collar Podcast to hear career conversations and pick up tips on how to navigate the path to your career!

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Allison is a Professional Geoscientist and Professional Agrologist with 6 years of field research, and 7 years of public outreach experience. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography from the Faculty of Environment at SFU, and a Master of Science degree in Earth Sciences also at SFU. Skilled in mapping (terrain & remote sensing), coupled with a breadth of knowledge from geoscience to biology to business, she enjoys making sense of data to solve problems and increase public confidence.

Mirtha Gamiz graduated from SFU in 2019 with a Bachelor of Environment in Resource and Environmental Management. She participated in the Bachelor of Environment Student Union and helped with Zero Waste for the Sustainability Office at SFU. She has worked at TransLink since 2018, and is currently a Planner in New Mobility.

Jake Rivard graduated from SFU in 2019 with a Bachelor of Environment degree in Global Environmental Systems. He did several co-op placements during that time, and he is currently working remotely for Environment and Climate Change Canada as a Junior Policy Analyst in the Pan-Canadian Framework Implementation Office (PCFIO).

Andhra Azevedo graduated from SFU's Faculty of Environment in 2014, with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Environmental Science. She then went on to complete her Juris Doctor of Law from the University of Victoria. Her work experience has ranged from doing environmental field work to being a Law Clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada. She is currently a staff lawyer for Ecojustice Canada.

Chantelle Foster worked on Co-op for eight months in 2019 with the Federal Section of the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Unit. Soon to be completing a Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology from SFU's Faculty of Environment, she is working again with the RCMP on a contract basis.

Wendy Avis has 20 years of experience in the environment and sustainability field. She has a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies from Brock University and a Masters in Geography from UBC. Although Wendy isn't an SFU alumna, she regularly hires SFU students for Co-op positions, so we thought she would be a great fit for our series. In the past, Wendy has worked for the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Community College, BC Hydro, and Environment Canada. Currently, she is a Manager for the Environment Department at the Vancouver Airport Authority.

Rebecca Gunderson has a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from SFU's Faculty of Environment and is currently completing a Masters in Urban Studies. She has diverse work experience in Indigenous relations, urban resilience, and Geographic Information Sciences. She is currently working as a GIS Analyst for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

George Pietrusinski graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography from SFU's Faculty of Environment, and obtained a certificate in Earth Sciences. With this solid foundation, he began working in mining and exploration within a few months of graduation. Currently, he is a Lead Geotech with Equity Exploration.

Chris Cunada graduated with a BSc in Environmental Science from SFU's Faculty of Environment. He landed a full-time job soon after graduation as an Environmental Technician at IMG-Golder Corporation. A few years later, he came back to SFU and completed a Master of Science in Aquatic Biogeochemistry and is currently employed as the Aquatic Monitoring and Research Coordinator with the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Dina Sadeghi graduated from a BEnv in Global Environmental Systems in 2020 from SFU Environment. She has diverse work, co-op, and volunteering experience. She currently holds several positions, including Information Counsellor for Tourism BC, and Facilitator for CityHive Vancouver. She is starting her Masters in Resource Management (MRM) in planning at SFU this fall.

Triya Tessa Ramburn graduated with a BSc in Environmental Science from SFU’s Faculty of Environment in 2017. Her interests lie at the intersection of environment and health, and she is now on her way to completing a Doctor of Medicine at McGill University. She has experience with various environmental and advocacy groups on and off campus, and has put a focus on exploring equity and anti-racism in medicine, and how it intersects with climate change. This week we celebrate Earth Day 2021, whose theme is Restore our Earth.

Hannah Bailey graduated with a BA in Archaeology in 2019 from the SFU Faculty of Environment. She has gained valuable field and lab experience, studied abroad, and has worked in Japan doing tourism. She now works as a lab technician for Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land), a cultural and natural resource management company owned by the Splatsin people of the Secwepemc Nation. They provide a complete range of environmental, archaeology, and forestry services for government, industry and the private sector.

Jenny has over 15 years of experience doing Archaeology work and research, completing a Bachelor of Arts from UBC, a Master of Arts from Leiden University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Archaeology from SFU. She has worked for Kleanza Consulting since 2009, and is currently co-owner. She has also been an instructor for SFU Archaeology.

Sasha Makhneva graduated in 2019 with a BSc in Environmental Science, Applied Biology from the SFU Faculty of Environment. During that time, she did research on pollination, educated students on zero waste for the Sustainability Office, and volunteered with Embark. Since then, she has held various positions in the environment realm, most recently diving into the world of communications and content creation.

Kristin Oliver graduated in 2020 with a BA in Archaeology, and has started a Masters degree in the same field. Her areas of interest include coastal, historical, and Indigenous archaeology, among other fascinating topics. She has extensive research and volunteer experience, and was a finalist for SFU’s 3 Minute Thesis event in April 2021.