Marina is committed to helping communities become places of belonging and inclusion. Her work in the community housing sector is complemented by her experience in land use planning, recreation and culture, climate change, asset management, and governance. She draws from these diverse experiences to bring insight and clarity to the complex challenges faced by the housing sector. Marina believes that data-driven planning methods are most effective when they support and are grounded in community-based work and research.
Marina has experience in analysis, engagement, and strategy development. She has worked for a wide range of clients, including First Nations, local governments, provincial governments, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. Recent projects include her work with Government of BC Rental Task Force’s province-wide engagement and the Strathcona Community Health Network’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment. Marina has a Master of Environmental Studies in Planning from the University of Waterloo, where she studied the impacts of climate change on infrastructure and housing projects in informal settlements. Marina is based in Vancouver. She is a passionate reader and likes to get outside whenever she can.