As a proud fourth generation Calgarian growing up next to Fish Creek Park, Amy has always felt a strong connection to Calgary and the people in it. This inspired her to become an environmentalist at a young age. She was first introduced to the world of activism when she endeavoured to start a compost program in her high school. Ever since then, she’s been hooked. It was this project that inspired her to follow her passion for the natural world with an Environmental Science degree.
Since completing her BSc, Amy has been lucky enough to work in roles that allow her to explore her passions for science & environment, social justice, and spirituality. Perhaps due to the childlike wonder she holds for the planet, she is drawn to work with children and youth. She has recently worked as the Food Justice staff at the GO Project, a social justice youth camp, and as an educator at the Telus Spark Science Centre. She currently spends her days discussing waste & water conservation as the Child & Youth Education Coordinator at Green Calgary. She would love to expand the program to include more community animation, outreach, and empowerment rather than merely education.
Amy’s involvement with the United Church of Canada as a youth leader led to an interest in interfaith dialogue. She is currently on the Interfaith Network of Calgary’s planning committee and enjoys planning events and discussion groups to promote open and safe conversation.
When not trying a new canning or cooking recipe, Amy can often be found reading science fiction, sewing, or hiking in the mountains with her family.