Meet CEP Calgary's Management Team
If you're looking to join our amazing team, keep an eye on volunteer postings here.
Graduating with a BSc. Recreation / B. Management (Concentration in Environmental Studies) from Dalhousie University, Joanna has a multi-facited background in environmental sustainability and sport management. She has experience in both environmental and business capacities, from Co-Founding Shark Fin Free Calgary to initiating business sustainability initiatives. When she's not trying to cook up her next sustainability idea, you can find her practicing yoga, skiing, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, baking or hanging out in one of Calgary's great local cafe's ... and likely planning her next road trip to explore the wilderness.
Calgary Chapter Lead
Nisha did her undergrad in Biology, a masters in Integrated Water Resource Management, and has past work experiences in everything from environmental consulting to international development work with UN Environment. She has always enjoyed attending the CEP monthly talks and is excited to be joining the team to ensure members and event attendees are having positive experiences also! In addition to her passion finding solutions to environmental issues faced by Albertans and Canadians, you can find Nisha hiking, biking, and running in our beautiful outdoors.
As a child growing up in Botswana, the daughter of a civil engineer and in love with nature, it seemed it was fate that Carlene would find her fervency in all things environmental. Carlene has recently moved from Cape Town to Calgary and from sandy beaches to snowy mountains. Carlene has an unwavering passion for what she does and has a knack for spreading this passion to all she encounters along on the way. Outside of her love for the environment, she loves quizzes, curling up with a good book or cooking up a storm.
Carlene van der Heiden
Website & Communications Manager
Katie just 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 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!
Andrea Noriega Wandurraga Event Manager
Jesse is a graduate from Mount Royal University’s Environmental Science program who has experience working in Invasive Species Management, Park Management and Environmental Consulting. Jesse understands the importance of networking for students and recent graduates alike and wants to help expand the awareness of CEP to students. He would also like to assist these groups in learning how to network more effectively and help them learn from the mistakes he knows he made as an upper-year student. When he is not studying, working, applying for schools, and volunteering, Jesse enjoys soccer, basketball, hockey, golf, travelling, and hiking.