Summer Ambassador Introduction

Connector June 2020

The Summer Ambassador program, a tradition for the RCA since its inception in 2004, has served various Alberta municipalities and companies for over 16 years. While the 2020 program is navigating a new normal due to COVID-19, we are pleased the program has been able to persevere through these unprecedented times.

Today, we’re excited to introduce our Summer Ambassador class of 2020. They’re avid painters, cooks, hikers, and much more!

Mackenzie Burnett

Mackenzie Burnett
School: McGill University
Major: Environment
Graduated: December 2019
Home: Born in Saskatoon and grew up in Edson, Alberta
Projects: Alberta Recycling Commercial Paint Round-Up events, on-farm composting case study, Recycling Hotline updates, Flagstaff county waste audit, Alberta small container collection site survey, ag-plastics recycling information survey, and communications
3 words to describe me: Diligent, empathetic and creative
Hobbies & interests: Reading, running, knitting, and cooking
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Helping the RCA grow their online following and writing a case study report that people can read to learn more about on-farm composting operations

Christy Chan

Christy Chan
School: University of Calgary
Major: Sociology; minoring in Development Studies
Expected graduation: Fall 2020
Home:  I was born and raised in Calgary. I’ve never lived anywhere else, but I would love to live in Amsterdam or London one day
Projects: Paint Roundups (Calgary and Red Deer) and Flagstaff Waste Audit
3 words to describe me: Caring, ambitious and outgoing
Hobbies & interests: I spend my spare time cooking different types of recipes. My favorite dish to make is Japanese curry with a side of mashed potatoes. I also reunited with my passion for painting and recently completed a portrait that I started five years ago
What I’m looking forward to this summer: I hope to gain a deeper and meaningful learning experience from my position as a Brand Ambassador. I am also excited to go on camping trips with my family

Tessa Hill

Tessa Hill
School: University of Alberta
Major: Marketing; minoring in Entrepreneurship & Sustainability
Graduated: April 2020
Home: Calgary, Alberta
Projects: RCA Circular Cities, Recycling Coordinator Training Program, Alberta Recycling Commercial Paint Round-Up events, and ag-plastics recycling information survey
3 words to describe me: Innovative, driven and mindful
Hobbies & interests: Spike Ball, hiking, volleyball and inventing side hustles
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Advancing the Circular Economy in Alberta!

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