As engineers, political support staff, activists and advocates, Daughters of the Vote are engaged on energy and environment issues across the country. They have expertise, knowledge about energy security and the environment in their community and worked abroad and with developing countries.
Meet the three Network Leaders who will work together to capture this experience, expertise, and passion. They will facilitate relationships among Daughters of the Vote across the country and share the information and resources that will help young women across Canada get involved and become engaged.
Cristina Mazza, Whitby
Cristina is an engineering graduate and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Management, at Ryerson University, where she is specializing in sustainability in business strategy. In addition to her science background, she has communications and business experience related to the field of engineering, renewable energies, and environmental regulations. Cristina has published research on nuclear energy and is a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers' Political Action Network. During Daughters of the Vote, Cristina spoke in the House of Commons on energy poverty and the need for reliable, clean power for northern and remote communities in Canada.
Ruhee Ismail-Teja, Calgary Centre
Ruhee currently works in Calgary in Public Affairs at MEG Energy, where she works to support leading technology and innovation, and communicate the importance of the energy sector in Canada. She works with community, government, and businessstakeholders on resource development through a lens of social responsibility and sustainability. Ruhee holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Queen’s University, where she pursued an interdisciplinary course load, including a thesis on technical and economic feasibility of renewable energy technologies.
Katarina Milicic, Kitchener-Conestoga
Katarina is in her last year of the Environment and Business Program at the University of Waterloo where she has studied Canadian environmental law, sustainability practices in the public and private sectors, Indigenous rights, and the effect of climate change on women globally. She has worked on energy sustainability in the private and not-for- profit sectors and has international experience on projects that give local, rural, and indigenous communities the resources to achieve self-sustainability in their culture and economy. Katarina has also developed several initiatives to engage youth in sustainability projects, including Sustain-a-City and Energize: Sustainability City Challenge.