Leanne has a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a minor in Environmental Toxicology from Simon Fraser University. She has also completed several Environmental Engineering courses through British Columbia Institute of Technology and has had the privilege of teaching the Environmental Analytical Chemistry course for that program. Her long range goal is to complete a Master’s degree in Environmental Management/Practice.
Leanne has twenty years of experience in the environmental sector. She has worked in the environmental industry expanding her skills in analytical chemistry, environmental sciences and project management having worked in government; laboratory; post-secondary education; and contaminated sites remediation settings. Using her technical background, Leanne incorporates a multidisciplinary approach in each role she undertakes.
Leanne has strong connections to the science industry (environmental contractors, government, laboratories, engineering and environmental consulting firms, environmental law) and academia through her years of experience and leadership position with the Environmental Managers Association of BC (EMA).
Leanne is passionate about seeking out and pursuing learning opportunities, mentoring peers and volunteering within the environmental industry. Volunteering with the EMA of BC Board of Directors since 2012, as a Director-at-Large, Vice President-Vice Chair, President and currently Past President, has provided the opportunity for her to give back to the industry and to meet and network with environmental professionals. She joined the association to help develop the Association’s strategic plan and deliver timely education programming to the Association’s membership. In 2018, Leanne implemented, with the support of the Board of Directors, the annual First Nations Environmental Management Projects Grant with the purpose of providing BC First Nations groups grant funds to support their environmental management projects.