Kat Zimmer

Kat Zimmer
Communications Specialist
Sierra Club BC

Environmental Studies - MA (2016), BA (2013)

Kat is the Communications Specialist for Sierra Club BC. She inspires British Columbians to value and defend nature through writing, graphic design and social media. Kat sits on the board of the Pacific Peoples’ Partnership and has been the lead organizer for PPP’s annual One Wave Festival since 2009. Through her Master's research, she helped to establish the School of Environmental Studies' permaculture design course.

I wanted to make a difference and my previous studies felt disconnected from the real world. Environmental studies helped me appreciate the natural world around me in a new way, and offered hands-on learning that was relevant to my life and connected to my community. It nurtured my motivation and gave me the skills to understand and engage in social change.