Meet CEP Calgary's Management Team
Want to join our amazing team? Keep an eye on volunteer position postings here.
Alan Tong | Management Team Lead
Alan is an aspiring human resources who is interested in learning and development with diplomas in Environmental Technology and Business Administration. He has been a trainer and facilitator at different conferences around the world including Romania, Slovakia, Georgia, and Lithuania. He has a passion for everything biology.
If you are ever looking for him, type bubble tea into maps and look for the closest store.
Kathleen Michels | Manager, Events
Katie recently moved to Calgary, after having spent the past few years living in Germany and Switzerland.
Prior to life in Europe, she obtained a Bachelor’s in Watershed Science from Colorado State University (USA) and worked in environmental consulting on site characterization and remediation at Superfund sites.
Feeling most at home in the great outdoors, Katie can usually be found in mountain or desert environments hiking, climbing, and skiing. She is excited to join the CEP team and looks forward to facilitating environmental and sustainability discussions in Calgary.
Andrea Noriega Wandurraga | Manager, Events
Andrea comes from one of the most biodiverse countries in the world - Colombia. Among the aroma of the coffee, exotic food, music, and beautiful landscapes she grew up loving nature.
She holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering, a Business Administration certificate and has recently graduated with an MSc in Chemical engineering from the UK with the support of the Chevening scholarship which is aimed at developing global leaders and granted to a selective number of applicants.
Andrea has experience in the energy sector and is a passionate advocate for industrial development within a sustainability framework and environmental protection. She has a strong belief that any discipline requires vast responsibility in actively being part of a transition that enables development without transgressing the planet's biocapacity.
Since she visited Calgary the first time, she fell in love with the mountains and wanted to settle here and call it home. She enjoys hiking, cycling, camping, practicing yoga, playing tennis and Jiu-Jitsu. She also loves motorcycles!
Marissa is currently a biological sciences major at the University of Calgary. Throughout her degree, she has found a passion for Ecology, Zoology, and Conservation and hopes to find a career in one of those fields.
She has a love for animals, particularly dogs, and her favorite place in the world is the zoo.
She is currently working as a Communications Assistant at the University. She is a Jazzercise Instructor in NW Calgary, a volunteer blog/newsletter writer at the Alberta Institute of Wildlife Conservation, and an Adoption Processor for Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation.
When she has spare time she likes to play soccer, watch movies and read horror novels. She also loves watching baseball and is a huge Blue Jays fan.
Emily Saavdramatu | Student Liason
Emily is currently a social-cultural anthropology student at U of C, and an environmental enthusiast who has achieved many personal milestones in the world of sustainability. Biking, photography, camping, and attempting to perfect a hummus recipe, are some of her favourite hobbies.
Growing up in South America has allowed her to appreciate the initiatives from the city of Calgary to adopt eco-friendly habits for everyday life routines (for example: encourage waste reduction with separate bins, community fridges and gardens, local upcycle fashion entrepreneurs and more).
However, she believes we can and should be pursuing so much more! Thus, with a strong dedication to preserving the environment and enjoying the landscapes that nature has to offers, she hopes to share her experiences and continue to learn about sustainability and environmentally friendly ways to coexist with nature.