Ambika Tenneti, Rivers Rising project of Toronto Green Community: Ambika is a PhD candidate in the Daniels Forestry at the University of Toronto. Her research is focused on engaging recent immigrants in urban forest stewardship. In India she worked in the environmental sector as a journalist, educator, and consultant. She has engaged rural and urban youth with local environmental issues. Her understanding of human-nature relations deepened while working with indigenous forest dwelling communities and visiting their villages and forests. Since moving to Canada she has engaged with Toronto’s natural environment as a volunteer for several organisations. She is the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for Toronto Green Community’s Rivers Rising program and organises and leads walks for diverse groups.
W: Rivers Rising: http://www.torontogreen.ca/what-we-do/rivers-rising/