Tesicca Truong is the co-founder of CityHive, an organization on a mission to transform the way that young people are engaged in the planning, design, and shaping of their cities. Her passions lie at the intersection of youth empowerment, citizen engagement, and resilience building. She kick-started Vancouver Youth4Tap, a city-wide movement to promote tap over bottled water and co-founded the Vancouver School Board Sustainability Conference. She has served on the Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force, the Simon Fraser Student Society, SFU Senate, and as board chair of Sustainable SFU (now Embark SFU). She is a sustainability activist, a serial changemaker, and an engagement innovator.
For her work, Tesicca has been named on Corporate Knight’s Top 30 Sustainability Leaders under 30 in 2016, the North American Association for Environmental Education’s Top 30 under 30 in 2016, and twice on the Starfish Canada’s Top 25 under 25 Environmentalist in 2013 and 2014. She was also awarded both the President’s Leadership in Sustainability Award from SFU and Vancouver’s Greenest City Leadership Award in 2015.