Originally from Burundi, Divine Ndemeye moved to Edmonton in 2006. She has travelled around the world throughout Africa, Europe, in Dubai and within Canada. She holds a degree in Political Science and Human Geography from the University of Alberta and has worked in Municipal Administration with the City of Grande Prairie and currently with the City of St Albert.
Divine is passionate about international development, social justice and sustainable urban planning & design. She strongly believes that the built environment ought to be sensitive to the natural world, to respond to community needs, enhance social cohesion and to be resilient to climate change. Her biggest pet peeve is low density, auto-dependent, single land use development patterns lacking in character and active transportation systems. Or the typical North American suburb.
Generally speaking, Divine is continuously seeks to play her part in ending any forms and systems of oppressions. She is very happy to be part of Next Up Edmonton and is looking forward to be a better activist and leader and to be part of a community of people trying to make this world a better place for all to live a dignified life.