Tria is an alumni from Next Up Year 1. When she entered the program she was studying journalism at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. AT the end of it, she was working for the BC Government Employees Union, and helping found the BC Campus Climate Network.
Tria brings many years of experience working on climate justice and the environment. She is passionate about dealing with environmental issues in a fair and equitable manner that includes addressing systemic oppression and inequality. She is an active volunteer with several organizations, including the Sierra Youth Coalition, the Canadian Youth Coalition and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Last year Tria traveled to Copenhagen with the Canadian Youth Delegation for the climate talks, and was the Project Manager for goBeyond, a youth driven climate project that works with 12 post-secondary institutions in BC. Tria currently works for the Wilderness Committee as the Pacific Coast Campaigner, and spends most of her time trying to shut down fish farms and coal mines.