Melyssa Hudson is an engagement lead at the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading clean energy think-tank. She works out of the Vancouver office and develops communications strategies for meaningful engagement. Her professional past includes over a decade in the non-profit environmental sector executing advocacy campaigns via public education, community engagement, and digital online platforms. Melyssa also worked for one of the oldest marketing and advertising communications agencies in the world, as an account executive with J. Walter Thompson.

Melyssa is a cofounder and director of a non-profit organization that utilizes grassroots organizing to advocate for the protection of Howe Sound and builds community engagement around the implications of developing an LNG export industry in B.C. She holds a bachelor of arts in social science and communications from Florida Atlantic University, and a bachelor of science in natural resources conservation from the University of British Columbia.

Melyssa lives in the traditional territory of the Sk̲wx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation in the Sea to Sky corridor. When clocked out, she can be found in the mountains and along the river’s edge with her dog and family identifying wildlife and appreciating the spectacular beauty of B.C. Melyssa enjoys cooking, hiking, canoeing, fishing, skiing, and anything else that takes her away from the beep-beeps and hustle of the dollar bill.


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