Mya is a reformed wildlife biologist with a penchant for storytelling. This transition away from traditional academia began after she realized that the public was often left out of the fascinating research happening in their own backyards. With time rapidly running out for many species, she hoped to find a way to bridge this gap between scientists and local communities. She felt that making science accessible to everyone would be the key to driving environmental change.
It was this reflection that led Mya to walk away from her life in research and into the world of communications. Entering into the Environmental Visual Communication program at Fleming College, she set out on a new adventure. Now instead of wielding statistics and scientific methodologies, Mya’s choosing to fight back with art.
Through the written word and multimedia, environmental issues can be given a new voice—one that everyone can understand. By fostering an appreciation of the natural world through these avenues, we can better protect the many species that call Canada home. Mya is excited to be working with Sierra Club BC to do just that.