Tessica Truong, Engagement Specialist, is nominated for YWCA's 2016 Women of Distinction Awards in the "Young Women of Distinction" category. Good luck tonight, Tessica!
Since organizing Plan-It Earth, a youth conference on urban sustainability in high school, Tesicca has only committed more time and energy to improving our environment. She is the Co-Founder and Co-President of Vancouver Youth4Tap, designed to phase out the sales of bottled water in Vancouver secondary school vending machines. She is also the Co-Founder and past Chairperson of the Vancouver School Board Sustainability Conference, where she planned and launched the inaugural conference in 2013, which is currently in its fourth year. Tesicca is the youngest member of City of Vancouver Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force, and as the elected Environment Representative on the SFU Student Society (SFSS) Board of Directors, she organized a Kinder Morgan Dialogue and led the SFSS involvement as an intervener in the process. Tesicca was the recipient of the City of Vancouver Greenest City Leadership Award in 2015.