Emily organizes events, coordinates volunteers, manages outreach and fundraising at the Wilderness Committee. She is also part of the field team and leads trail building trips and other field expeditions on the Island. Emily works from the unceded Lekwungen Territories. Emily has been passionate about environmental and animal welfare issues from a young age. This – along with her love of exploring new places – has taken her all around the world. She has volunteered for several wildlife rehabilitation and environmental conservation organizations and she has been actively involved in working with many non-profit environmental organizations across North America. Over the years she has studied geography, environmental communications and education, organic gardening and she recently received her Masters in Environmental Sustainability from Royal Roads University. Emily started working as the Office and Canvas Coordinator at Wilderness Committee and later moved into the position of Development and Engagement Coordinator. What Emily enjoys in life are nature adventures, swimming/snorkelling, food, hiking, camping, crafting, finding ways to reduce plastic waste, manatees and exploring new places.
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