Tesicca Truong

Member at Large

Tessica Truong

Tesicca Truong 張慈櫻 (she/her/hers) is a sustainability specialist, an intersectional community builder, and a serial changemaker. She is a Vietnamese, Chinese, Canadian-settler born and raised on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. She co-founded CityHive, a non-profit on a mission to transform the way that young people are involved in decision-making in their cities. Tessica also co-chaired the inaugural Vancouver School Board Sustainability Conference, now in its seventh year. She helped kickstart Vancouver Youth4Tap, a pro-tap water, anti-bottled water coalition of high school students whose campaign resulted in the installation of one filtered water refill station in every single public high school in Vancouver.

She has served on Vancouver Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force, SFU Senate, the Starfish Canada and advises BC’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy as the youngest member on the Climate Advisory Council. For her work, Tesicca was awarded SFU President’s Leadership in Sustainability Award and Vancouver’s Greenest City Leadership Award. She was also named Top 30 under 30 by Corporate Knights and the North American Association for Environmental Education. Outside of work and community activism, Tesicca is learning to decolonize herself and loves to spend time in nature. She is an avid cyclist, kayaker, hiker, longboarder, snowboarder, and rock climber.