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Brittany Harris

Communications Manager

Brittany has had a passion for protecting the environment since her childhood, where she spent summers at her grandparent’s farm outside Goderich, Ontario. While in Journalism school, she interned for Canadian Geographic and became aware of the challenges in communicating complex environmental issues between scientists, the media, and the public. To address these issues, she pursued an MASc in Environmental Applied Science and Management to better understand environmental systems. Brittany’s thesis focused on how climate change misinformation spread on social media during a major environmental conference, an emerging issue at the time. Since then, Brittany has worked with habitat conservation, wildlife rehabilitation, and energy-efficiency research organizations, including Mass Audubon and Toronto Wildlife Centre, to help prepare accessible, accurate, and compelling communications campaigns. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys hiking and camping with her dog and husband.