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Professional Summary

Hello there! My name is Angela Asuncion and I am a Master in Science in Rural Planning and Development in International Development candidate. ​My expertise has consistently been characterized by my leadership and steadfast dedication to enhancing environmental innovation through research development and advocacy. Furthermore, my work experience ranging across the disciplines of capacity building, environmental remediation, plant pathology, plant agriculture, and environmental DNA, have helped me to gain extensive knowledge and hands-on experience across the environmental sector.

My hopes are that my educational endeavors will prove an excellent investment for my future career in the environmental policy, planning and socio-ecological governance sectors, allowing me to be a part of actualizing positive environmental change both locally and globally.



& Attributes

Leadership   Knowledge Mobilization   Research   Communications    

Writing    Campaign Management   Logistic Organization

Work Experience

Sept 2019-Current

Research Assistant

School of Environmental Design & Rural Development

  • Engage with SSHRC funded comparative project, "Global Minerals Local Communities", through literature reviews, proposals, engagements with key stakeholders, and knowledge mobilization through online newsletters, publications, research meetings, and workshops 

  • Assist with editing peer-reviewed journals and organizing logistics in RPD 6310 Environmental Impact Assessment course

June 2019- Aug 2019

Environmental Intern

AIESEC Indonesia - United Nations SDGs

  • Collaborate with villages to develop sustainable initiatives within the Yogyakarta, Indonesia region

  • Create campaigns and fundraising events to enhance awareness of climate change adaptation and mitigation

  • Mobilize knowledge on environmental issues across villages, orphanages, and schools


Sept 2018- April 2019

Laboratory Technician

University of Guelph - Department of Plant & Environmental Health

  • Assist research associates and doctorates in environmental DNA and microbial examination, statistical analysis, and experimental PCR and gel electrophoresis

  • Maintain laboratory through ordered management of materials


Sept 2019- Current

University of Guelph - Guelph, Ontario

Masters in Science in Rural Planning and Development in International Development Studies

Sept 2015- Apr 2019

University of Guelph - Guelph, Ontario

Bachelors in Bio-Resource Management in Environmental Management, Honors

Feb 2018- Jun 2018

Curtin University- Perth, Australia

Bachelors in Bio-Resource Management in Environmental Management, Honors


  • University of Guelph Deans List (2016-2020)

  • Lingos PMD Pro Project Management Certification (2020)

  • Ontario Professional Planners Institute T.P. Jason Ferrigan 2020 President's  Scholarship (2020)

  • Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship (2019)

  • University Graduate Scholarship (2019)

  • OAC International Travel Grant (2019)

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