CC-RAI Graduate Assistant Ana Leary: In Sao Paulo, Brazil working on climate change
As a Brazilian-American, international relations and Third World poverty and development issues have always been personal research interests for me. This past semester I wrote an article on climate justice that was published in Entre Voc(ze)es, a York University Portuguese and Spanish literary magazine. The piece discusses the human rights and social justice aspects of climate change.
As part of my Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies, I am interning at the Ecoar Institute for Citizenship in Sao Paulo, Brazil this summer. I will be working on environmental education, climate change and waste reduction projects with the non-governmental organization. For more information, check out: www.letterstomittens.wordpress.com.
Prior to this internship, I worked for CC-RAI. In the position, I provided logistical and secretarial support to the Ad Hoc Committe for Regional Climate Modelling and conducted a qualitative research study on end user climate information needs for the Ontario Regional Climate Change Consortium (ORCCC).
About the Graduate Assistant: Ana Leary is originally from Boston, MA. She completed her B.A. in Political Science and International Development Studies from McGill University in 2008. Last year she moved to Toronto to pursue her Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies at York University. Her current research focuses on climate change policy-making and climate justice both in Canada and Brazil. Following graduation, she plans to help develop effective and preventative climate policy, whether in her local community or at the global level.
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