2017 Finalist
Polygone

Polygone

Tackling microplastics by capturing microfibres at the site of release.

  • Team issue
    Stemming the plastic tide


I recently completed my Masters in Sustainability Management which focused on residential stormwater management. During my graduate studies I participated in the Collaborative Water Program, so I am very familiar with the problems facing Lake Erie, and with potential solutions and necessary considerations. I am particularly interested in combining my social marketing/behaviour change expertise with the issues facing Lake Erie. For example, addressing the algae problem in a manner that utilizes and benefits from the all eyes on Erie issue.

Team issue

Stemming the plastic tide

Skills

  • Management
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Environment
  • Water management
  • Other
  • HTML

Interests

  • Climate change
  • sustainability; behaviour change

Team issue

Stemming the plastic tide

Skills

  • Marketing
  • Environment
  • Water management

Interests

  • Climate change
  • River access

MSc

GIS, Spatial analysis, Python, R, citizen science, data visualization, modelling

Team issue

Stemming the plastic tide

Skills

  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • Environment
  • Other

Interests

  • Climate change

Environmental Engineer/Health Geographer

Team issue

Stemming the plastic tide

Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Management
  • Communication
  • Environment
  • Water management
  • Other

Interests

  • Climate change
  • River access
  • community engagement, citizen science, data analysis, visualization of environmental data

I am currently in the International Development undergraduate program in the faculty of environment with completed requirements for a diploma in Environmental Assessment. I have worked at the University of Waterloo with professors to research and map the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Region of Waterloo. I have additional experience in entrepreneurial spaces and competitions through my personal ventures.

Team issue

Stemming the plastic tide

Skills

  • Management
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Environment

Interests

  • Climate change
  • River access
  • Human Dimensions of Environmental Change