Program Manager, Energy Transition
Emilia has worked on climate and environmental justice issues since 2012, as a community organizer, academic researcher, campaigner with environmental non-profits, and as a policy analyst in the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Energy. Before joining Environmental Defence, she worked with remote First Nations in BC to accelerate the transition off of diesel with community-led renewable energy projects and energy efficiency. Emilia holds a master’s degree from the University of Victoria (UVic), where her graduate studies in political ecology focused on the climate justice movement and fossil fuel divestment. At UVic she was involved with the Corporate Mapping Project, which investigated how corporate power is organized and exercised by the fossil fuel industry. In her spare time, Emilia can be found either on the dance floor, outside getting curious about ecosystems, reading a good book, or enmeshed in a creative project.