Welcoming Jao, Our New Communications & Operations Manager


Jao_Profile_compressed.jpegJao joins our team this week as the new Communications & Operations Manager. This brand new role in our organization tackles all things communications and design in addition to co-leading Embark’s granting committee for the Social Innovation Seed Fund.

Below Jao discusses his interests in sustainability and how that has led him to his role at Embark:


Growing up in Vancouver, it was inevitable that I would fall in love with the forests and mountains that surround the city. Overtime, my interests in our environment has developed into a passion for sustainability and protecting spaces and places so that everyone can enjoy them.

With this in mind, I began my undergraduate studies at SFU as a major in Communication with minors in Resource & Environmental Management and Publishing. Over the years I have focused on topics such as urban space reactivation, social sustainability, and environmental communication. While my background is in graphic design and multimedia, my passion is in sustainability.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work for you, our members, in creating a creative, fun, and inclusive environment to grow as sustainability leaders. I look forward to helping our community grow and adopt sustainable lifestyles.


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