In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8 and Women’s History Month, SWANA is highlighting women in the industry who have shown their dedication and hard work. In this male-dominated industry, each woman has had her own unique experience and we would like to share some with you.
Karen Storry is a Senior Project Engineer for Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Services. She graduated from Civil Engineering at UBC in 2007. After graduating, she worked on the construction of the Canada Line rapid transit tunnel before transitioning to the solid waste planning at Metro Vancouver. Karen has been a member of the region’s Zero Waste Implementation Team for nearly 10 years. In that role, Karen has worked on a variety of waste reduction and prevention programs and policies. She was the technical lead for Metro Vancouver’s award winning textiles waste reduction campaign – ThinkThrice About Your Clothes. And more recently, she was the lead for the research and development of Metro Vancouver’s Single-Use Item Reduction Toolkit. In her spare time, Karen is completing her MBA in the Circular Economy. She also volunteers as her local chapter’s International Advisory Board Member for Solid Waste Association of North America.
We talked to Karen Storry to get her perspective on her time in the industry.Read More