Kat Dervenis

Kat Dervenis

Environmental Education Youth Coordinator

(905) 274-6222 ext. 301

Growing up in a mixed-race family and low-income neighbourhood, Kat realized at a young age that minority groups are disproportionately affected by environmental injustices.

This sparked her interest in intersectional activism and bottom-up community action to achieve environmental justice.

In 2019, Kat worked for an Indigenous-run non-profit in southern Belize where she collaborated with Mayan villages to create a cacao cooperative. She also supported Ecosource’s Local Food Team in 2020 at the Iceland Teaching Garden. Kat is currently completing a master’s degree in Geography.

Her research focuses on the power of collaboration and the co-production of knowledge between community organizations in southern Ontario and academic institutions as it relates to agroecosystems research.

Kat bridges her values and experiences in her role and grows alongside her colleagues and the youth she supports.

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