Jennifer Schvimer

Community Engagement Specialist

BA Anthropology and Spanish

Jennifer has worked as a researcher, community liaison, translator and event coordinator for projects promoting environmentally conscious development. She has international experience in Mexico and Peru, most notably leading research about sustainable urban agriculture in Lima, which impacted municipal policy changes in support of public farming spaces. Jennifer has also spent time coordinating cycling events throughout Metro Vancouver, such as Bike to Work Week or Bike the Night, that promoted sustainable and active transportation in addition to cycling education. 

She is fascinated by the ways that sustainable choices can create healthier and more connected communities, and is interested in Latin American human rights and anti-corruption initiatives which she studied throughout her BA in Anthropology and Spanish at the University of British Columbia. 

With a keen focus on the intricacies of migration and ensuing complications of status and identity, a career highlight has been conducting and transcribing interviews with Guatemalan and Mexican seasonal agricultural workers for a documentary exploring Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers program.

Fun fact

A few broken ribs haven’t dampened Jennifer’s enthusiasm for surfing—she still gets out on the water as often as possible.