Education & Community Engagement Director

Angela brings to Greenplanet Energy Analytics strong research and engagement skills and a passion for environmental education, climate action, and community wellbeing.  She provides a senior leadership role in program development and delivery of community engagement and green energy education projects, working closely in partnership with educators and students in K-12 schools, Indigenous communities, and a variety of business clients.  Angela’s role also involves the research and writing of grant proposals, the building of synergistic partnerships, and the development of innovative, hands-on learning activities for communities and classrooms. She holds a special interest in the potential role green energy projects have in advancing the process of Reconciliation within Indigenous communities and seeks to learn from and work with Indigenous partners to help develop education and training materials which are locally relevant and culturally meaningful.  

Most recently, Angela spent nearly five years with Alberta Indigenous Relations as a Policy Analyst and a Consultation Advisor, working closely with First Nation and Metis communities and industry proponents in Alberta.  Prior to working with the Alberta Government, Angela spent over a decade of her career investigating health and social issues in resource-based communities via roles with the Canadian Forest Service, the University of Alberta, and a Calgary-based consultancy specializing in the health and social impact assessment of resource projects.  In her early career, she worked in the areas of climate change education, green energy solutions, and sustainable urban design with organizations such as the Pembina Institute and the Sierra Club of Canada.

Angela holds a BSc in Environmental Conservation Sciences and an MSc in Natural Resource Sociology from the University of Alberta. She currently serves as a Deputy Board Member for the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), Wild Rose Chapter.  Angela is based in Cochrane, Alberta, and is both honoured and grateful to reside within the breathtaking landscape of Treaty 7 Territory, the traditional and ancestral territory of the Blood Tribe-Kainai Nation, Piikani Nation, Siksika Nation, Stoney Nakoda Nation, and Tsuut’ina Nation.