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about me

Alexandra Zola Millar

Climate Science Communicator

Based in Montreal, Canada

a little bit about me

I am a climate science communicator passionate about multidisciplinary research set out to better communicate issues of social and environmental justice. Having recently completed my Masters degree in Science Communication, I have spent the better part of the last two years conducting qualitative research in the fields of rhetorics and framing theory, seeking ways to build capacity for progressive solutions in matters of social change and advocacy using evidence-based communication strategies. Exploring the use of narrative, metaphor, and storytelling, I love engaging diverse audiences in reflective and generative dialogue about what climate justice can and should mean and entail. I am also a keen potter and knitting enthusiast. 

a little bit about what I do for work

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August 2021 - Present

May 2021 - July 2021

Sept 2020 - July 2021

Sustainability Officer, reThink Green  Assisting the Program Director with the facilitation of reThink Green's growing climate change mitigation and adaptation programs Green Economy North and Smart Green Communities. Supported member organizations and businesses with setting and meeting carbon and waste reduction targets through engagement, research, capacity building, planning, and internal technical support. 

Communication Assistant, Clean Resource Innovation Network  Developed and executed CRIN's communication strategy, assisting the Communications Director with event support, video editing, graphic design, communication planning and crafting member and sector profile pieces. 

Research and Teaching Assistant, Laurentian University  Transcribed, compiled, and thematically coded 10 months of Bonnie Henry's public addresses; conducting extensive rhetorical analysis. Assisted with the preparation for and facilitation of Rhetorical Principles (ENGL2546) for Prof. Philippa Spoel. 

education bits

2020 - 2021

2016 - 2020

2011 - 2015

Science Communication (M.S.Com), Laurentian University 9.90/10 GPA

Sustainability, Science & Society (BA&Sc), McGill University 1st-Class Honours

Minor in Communications

  • Dean's List Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research

  • Arts & Science Undergraduate Society VP Comms (2018) & VP External (2019)

  • Awarded Departmental Executive of 2020

Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Marymount Academy Valedictorian :)

volunteer bits

July 2020 - Present

March 2020 - Sept 2020

Volunteer Coordinator and Communications Assistant, Black Lives Matter Sudbury  Coordinating internal volunteer communications and logistics. Executing various tasks required for events and communication planning like digital content creation, community outreach, and minute-taking. Currently co-chairing the Police Free Schools task team, leading an ongoing research project exploring community sentiment towards police presence in Greater Sudbury schools. 

Director, Greater Sudbury Community COVID-19 Response and Relief  Founded, organized, and oversaw the efforts of the team, a mutual aid volunteer collective committed to providing material aid and support to those self-isolating or unable to access essential household items, food, prescriptions, etc. during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.