Laura Chen: Richmond Centre

Laura Chen: Richmond Centre

Laura is a fourth-year student enrolled in the Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) program at the University of British Columbia. She is passionate about social and environmental justice and she is intrigued at how economic policy and market-based solutions can play an important role in reconciling environmental justice issues. She has a variety of provincial political experience working as a Constituency Assistant and an intern for a BC provincial party. She is currently doing research in social finance and climate policy at the Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing at Sauder (S3i) and the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC). In the course of her career, Laura intends to liaison between government and corporate stakeholders to promote progressive and sustainable business practices. She is interested in opportunities in social enterprises, non-profits, and consulting with a focus on environmental sustainability.