George P.R. Benson -     Co-Founder   George Benson is from Vancouver Island and is a recent graduate of the UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning where his thesis work focused on city-to-city collaboration on climate policy. He currently works for the Vancouver Economic Commission and sits on the PIBC Climate Action Task Force. George has most recently completed a whitepaper on climate finance for Global Affairs Canada, attended HABITAT III as a part of the Canadian delegation, and helped create an award-winning climate action plan for Baliwag in the Philippines.

George P.R. Benson -

Co-Founder

George Benson is from Vancouver Island and is a recent graduate of the UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning where his thesis work focused on city-to-city collaboration on climate policy. He currently works for the Vancouver Economic Commission and sits on the PIBC Climate Action Task Force. George has most recently completed a whitepaper on climate finance for Global Affairs Canada, attended HABITAT III as a part of the Canadian delegation, and helped create an award-winning climate action plan for Baliwag in the Philippines.

Cristyn Edwards -     Co-Founder   Cristyn Edwards is from Montreal and completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University with a focus in environmental studies and international development. Her volunteer experience includes working with a group of UBC students to create an online welcome map for Syrian refugees in Vancouver. Cristyn is currently a Masters student at the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC, where she is focusing on the integration of sustainability and international development planning.

Cristyn Edwards -

Co-Founder

Cristyn Edwards is from Montreal and completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University with a focus in environmental studies and international development. Her volunteer experience includes working with a group of UBC students to create an online welcome map for Syrian refugees in Vancouver. Cristyn is currently a Masters student at the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC, where she is focusing on the integration of sustainability and international development planning.

Anna Zhuo -     Co-Founder   Anna Zhuo is from Vancouver and recently graduated with a Master's in Community and Regional Planning at UBC SCARP. Her experience as part of an immigrant family and involvement with the temporary resettlement of a refugee family drives her interest in advancing settlement and integration planning in Canada. Anna’s multidisciplinary interests stem from her academic background in life science and psychology, in addition to previous work in areas of health geography, campus planning and sustainability, and urban development.

Anna Zhuo -

Co-Founder

Anna Zhuo is from Vancouver and recently graduated with a Master's in Community and Regional Planning at UBC SCARP. Her experience as part of an immigrant family and involvement with the temporary resettlement of a refugee family drives her interest in advancing settlement and integration planning in Canada. Anna’s multidisciplinary interests stem from her academic background in life science and psychology, in addition to previous work in areas of health geography, campus planning and sustainability, and urban development.

Shirin Karoubi -     Co-Founder   Shirin Karoubi is from Toronto and recently completed her Masters degree at the University of British Columbia from the School of Community and Regional Planning. She currently works as a freelance planner in Toronto, focusing on environmental planning and sustainable development. She is the founder of Toolbox which provides community programming for newcomer youth to develop woodworking skills.

Shirin Karoubi -

Co-Founder

Shirin Karoubi is from Toronto and recently completed her Masters degree at the University of British Columbia from the School of Community and Regional Planning. She currently works as a freelance planner in Toronto, focusing on environmental planning and sustainable development. She is the founder of Toolbox which provides community programming for newcomer youth to develop woodworking skills.