Dana Decent is a graduate of the Environment and Business program and lived at St. Paul's during her first year in 2008-09.
Since graduating in 2013, Dana has worked in the not-for-profit sector with My Sustainable Canada and Sustainability CoLab, and in the private sector with Sun Life Financial. Currently, Dana works in the academic sector with the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (ICCA) — a national applied research centre within the Faculty of Environment. As Manager of the ICCA, Dana is responsible for operational functions and research support for the centre’s programs.
Dana is an active volunteer and supporter of the University community — in the past several years she has volunteered with the St. Paul’s GreenHouse program, as well as Faculty of Environment open houses and breakfast series events. Dana currently volunteers with the Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition (WRRC) to create safe-space social events for members of the LGBTQ community.
Recently, Dana was recognized by Corporate Knights magazine as one of Canada's Top 30 Under 30 in sustainability for being "an emerging leader in corporate and organizational sustainability with an outstanding record of contribution across the private and not-for-profit sectors."
In addition to her full time job at ICCA, Dana is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Sustainability Management.