Welcoming Emily and Janmie, the Newest Additions to the Media Team

Embark welcomes two new media coordinators to complete our Communications team! Meeting Emily and Janmie, two individuals who are passionate and creative sustainability leaders on campus. Continue reading for their full biographies. 


Emily Woehrle

Social Media Coordinator

Hi, I’m Emily and I love vegetables and the internet. Growing up, I would spend countless hours in my Mom’s garden weeding, watering, and checking out the different bugs and birds that would visit. Living a sustainable lifestyle was instilled in me at a young age and I do my best to live out practices that better both our natural and social environment.

This last summer I interned at an organic farm whose main purpose was to grow food for the food bank. I experienced first hand the amount of work that goes into organic field preparation and crop development and saw how food production cultivates community. The relationships and knowledge I gained through this experience inspired me to find an opportunity on campus where I could encourage others to be mindful of their natural surroundings.

I am currently pursuing a Communication degree at SFU and am excited to integrate the skills I learned last summer, along with my studies, into Embarks' Social Media Coordinator position.  


Janmie Gunawardena


Moving to Canada and experiencing the privilege of living in a city that captures all the beauty that nature and humanity have to offer has me working towards keeping it that way.  Creating a sustainable future continues to be an important pillar in my journey to attaining a Political Science major at Simon Fraser University.

I am both honoured and excited to be working as a Photographer for Embark Sustainability.   With my experience in photography, videography, and graphic design I am eager to begin capturing all that Embark Sustainability does.  Through the Theory of Change and the programs Embark has to offer, I look forward to following through with our aim of cultivating sustainable communities.

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