Andria is the CEO of JGI Canada. Andria has held senior positions in both the financial and non-profit sectors, having been Executive Director of the Giving in Action Society and Vice-President, Grants and Community Initiatives at the Vancouver Foundation before joining JGI Canada. Under her leadership, Andria has overseen significant growth in JGI’s programs, reach and revenue. She offers valuable insight into how to engage corporate partners in support of charity initiatives and mobilize teams toward ambitious goals for social good.
Bella is the Director of Programs at JGI Canada. She oversees our community conservation projects in Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Uganda as well as our Roots & Shoots youth program. Armed with a Masters in Environment and Development, Bella has extensive expertise working in fragile states, and is a passionate advocate for collaborative approaches to building local capacity and gender equity. Her knowledge of the field extends to a range of areas including landscape conservation, health, water and sanitation, and economic empowerment.
Lauren is the Manager of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program. She holds degrees in Evolutionary Anthropology and Animal Behaviour and conducted field research in wildlife ecology in Tanzania. Lauren applies her fascination with wildlife to her work teaching and facilitating educational programs for young people about science and the environment. She is committed to inspiring youth to become agents of local change for big impact and a more sustainable future.
Meagan is the Project Coordinator for Uncovering Common Ground, a new initiative that is part of our Roots & Shoots program. This unique project brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people to share ideas on how to make their communities more socially just, culturally aware and environmentally sustainable. Meagan has a degree in Children’s Rights and a diploma in Indigenous Community and Social Development. She strongly believes that true cross-cultural understanding occurs in the space where there is meaningful dialogue.
Victoria is the Director of Communications and Marketing. With a background in media and a Masters in Environmental Studies, Victoria has worked in the environmental non-profit sector for nearly two decades overseeing brand positioning, public awareness campaigns and media outreach. Victoria provides insights for a range of audiences that are informed by a deep understanding of how powerful and authentic stories can be a catalyst for change.
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