Project Facilitator & Analyst

Andrea Barnett

Andrea grew up in Secwépemc territory and cares deeply about the land and the people on it. She relishes working in a multidisciplinary context at the critical intersection of people, policy, and practice.

A policy analyst by training (MPP SFU), Andrea brings a muscular attitude to problem solving and an open, thoughtful ear to the parties involved. Privileged to live on a family ranch near Savona, she and her family live and work on the land and have seen the catastrophic implications of climate change and wildfire up close.  

Andrea has experience working with the B.C. ranching sector; in academia as a sessional lecturer in the Natural Resource Science faculty at Thompson Rivers University; and in land, water, and wildlife conservation, where she has worked for non-government groups (Ducks Unlimited Canada), with the philanthropic sector, and several boards and committees, including the Minister’s Wildlife Advisory Council.

As a mother and avid outdoorswoman, Andrea wants to see her children continue to enjoy the outdoors, as she does so much.