Jessie is the Waste Diversion/Recycling Coordinator at the University of Alberta. Her responsibilities include the planning and implementation of the waste diversion/recycling program, identifying annual targets for diversion rates and developing strategies to meet these targets. Jessie analyzes current operations, provides recommendations and feedback on expanding the delivery of services and is responsible for researching best practices for waste diversion/recycling and solid waste procedures. Jessie also oversees and administers training to internal and contracted staff members on the correct procedures related to waste diversion/recycling at the U of A, and plays an integral part in the coordination and support of the U of A team carrying out the BOMA BESt building certification program.
Jessie has being working in the waste management industry for four years with a specific focus on waste diversion for institutions and municipalities.
Jessie started her post-secondary education at NAIT, graduating with a diploma in Biological Sciences Technology and continues to advance her studies, through environmental courses and programs. For the second year now she has participated in the RCA IC&I committee and in 2013 joined the RCA board to help them reach their objectives and encourage waste reduction and recycling in the Province of Alberta.
Jessie enjoys living in the country, gardening, hiking, camping and has always been keen on environmental sustainability.