Martha will be joining us from the NWT to participate in the 2017 Young Leaders' Summit on Northern Climate Change!
Home Community: Yellowknife
Currently, Martha is: working for Dillon Consulting as part of a co-op work term, spending the next two months working out of the Yellowknife office doing fieldwork in communities across the Northwest Territories
She is also: Studying Environmental Engineering at the University of Guelph with one semester until graduation!
Martha's dream job: Professional Engineer/radio show host
Her favorite hobbies: Listening to podcasts, trying to ‘mountain’ bike, reading, petting fuzzy animals, board games
Why the issue of climate change is important to Martha:
"Climate change is an important issue to me both personally and as I look to my future professional career. Particularly as I progress in my engineering studies and career, I am learning more and gaining a better understanding of the impacts of climate change on northern communities. Understanding how the changing climate impacts people’s lives in the North is important in developing appropriate and impactful engineering designs for these communities."
Why she decided to apply for the 2017 Summit:
"When discovering the Summit I was excited to apply because of the potential to meet a diverse group of similarly minded youth from across the Northern territories. I have had few opportunities to meet youth from the Yukon and Nunavut, and am interested in learning about the experiences and opinions of others as they relate to how the changing climate has influence their lives and communities."
See you in the Yukon, Martha!