Dana has worked across multiple sectors — non-profit, corporate and academic — all with the goal to advance sustainability in Canada by working with a wide range of people and organizations.
Previously, she worked as Manager of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, a partnership between Intact Financial and the University of Waterloo to prepare Canadians for the impacts of climate change. There she led operations, strategic initiatives and partnership management in the centre’s scaling stages and she also led research on the mental health impacts of flooding.
Dana has also worked as a Sustainability Analyst at Sun Life Financial and as Operations Coordinator at Green Economy Canada. Dana has an M.E.S. in Sustainability Management and a B.E.S. in Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo. She has been recognized as a Clean50 Emerging Leader (2018), named the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Leader of the Year (2017) and Corporate Knights’ Top 30 Under 30 (2016) and received the St. Paul’s Young Alumni Award (2016).
In her spare time Dana can be found reading, biking, and hiking. She currently volunteers for Carbon Conversations TO, which hosts workshops and events for people to explore and reduce their carbon footprint, as well as the Inside Out Film Festival, Canada’s largest LGBT film festival.