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BA, GEOGRAPHY, 2012
When Edison Ting first arrived at SFU, he planned on pursuing a degree in Economics leading to a career in finance. After taking two courses in Geography, he decided to switch to a Geography major. He was then able to make use of the co-op and study abroad programs to broaden his knowledge before graduating in 2012. Now Edison works as a Development Planner for the City of Coquitlam.
BENV, RESOURCE & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 2021
Teghan Acres used her time in the Resource and Environmental Management program as a launching ground for her career. In her fourth year, Teghan created Climate Hope Project; a blog to inspire climate action amongst young people. Teghan graduated in 2021 with a lengthy resume filled with internships and connections. Now Teghan works as a communications coordinator for the National Zero Waste Council and a freelance writer and communications specialist for environmental publications and clients.
TESICCA TRUONG | 張慈櫻 | Trương Từ Anh
BSC, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 2018
While in the Environmental Science program, Tesicca Truong made a name for herself as a serial changemaker. Co-founding CityHive and kickstarting Vancouver Youth4Tap are just two of her numerous initiatives and experiences accrued during her undergraduate studies. After graduating in 2018 with honours, Tesicca launched into politics, running as an NDP MLA candidate in the 2020 election. Now Tesicca works for the BC government as a Ministerial Advisor for the Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery, and Innovation.
Suzy Carruthers began her studies as a geology student at the University of the Fraser Valley, eventually transferring to SFU to graduate in 2015 with a double major in archaeology and anthropology. Her love of ancient history, the outdoors and traveling fueled her to pursue her career path at Kleanza consulting—a small, female-founded business run by two SFU Archaeology alumni. Now, Suzy lives and works in Terrace, BC, spending her days outdoors doing what she loves.