Student & Varsity Athlete
Laura is a Masters student in Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia where she is focusing her research on Indigenous community planning. She is also a UBC Sustainability Scholar and works with EcoTrust Canada and the Canadian Urban Sustainability Practitioners. Their collaborative research focuses on energy poverty and equity-based clean energy program design. Laura is in her fifth season as a varsity athlete with the UBC Women’s volleyball team and was previously a member of the Team Alberta and Team Canada volleyball programs.
Laura previously worked as the Provincial Green Initiative Coordinator at the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA), a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life for urban Indigenous peoples across Alberta. There, Laura worked with a provincial advisory committee consisting of two youth and two Elders to create Indigenous Climate Leadership programs that engage, educate and empower.