Jessica Mackinnon

Consultant
, BEng, MSc
613-241-1001, ext. 270

Jessica gravitates towards opportunities for collaborative problem solving in environmental resource management. She has developed a knack for integrating the technical, political and socio-economic dimensions of sustainability to produce solutions which are meaningful and accessible to a diverse range of stakeholders. This ability has developed from her work in federal and international environmental governance, private industry and research, water resource management, northern and contaminated sites, communicating climate change risk and environmental engineering. Jessica has a natural aptitude for research and communication which bridges the gap between environmental science and policy. Jessica holds a Master of Science degree in Bioresource Engineering from McGill University and a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

“I feel very fortunate to work along side so many exceptional people at Stratos on some of the most pressing sustainability challenges today,” says Jessica. “I leave the office feeling content, knowing that the work we do here has a genuine impact on our clients and their stakeholders”.

Joined Stratos: April 2018

Specialty: Integrating diverse stakeholder feedback to offer sustainable and strategic solutions

Prior Work Experience:

  • Flood Risk Communication Research Associate, Partners for Action
  • Great Lakes Environmental Assistant, International Joint Commission
  • Type II Mines Engineering Co-op Student, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Junior Data Analyst, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Junior Program Officer, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Environmental Co-op Student, WSP
  • Co-op Student, Progressive Waste Solutions

Education:

  • Master of Science, Bioresource Engineering, Integrated Water Resource Management, McGill University, 2018
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering, Honours Co-op, Water Resources Option, University of Waterloo, 2017

What Jessica offers:

Jessica has developed advanced skills in stakeholder relations, policy analysis, project management and communication, as shown in her work on risk communication tools in the context of flooding, climate change and extreme weather events, and on transboundary water resource management and international environmental policy. She has also applied her technical skills to projects in northern abandoned mines and contaminated sites contexts. Jessica is most interested in projects which break down silos and bring all voices to the table - where inclusive, collaborative and integrated strategies are the top priority. 

At Stratos, Jessica enjoys participating in corporate responsibility programs and events, especially those geared towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Outside of the office Jessica enjoys exploring the plethora of parks and trails in the Ottawa/Gatineau area and catching as much local live music as she can, all while trying to capture it through her new interest in film photography.