Kirsten Wright grew up in Sudbury, Ontario before moving to Waterloo go to school for engineering. She and her husband fell in love with Waterloo and have called it home ever since. They are now raising two small children while Kirsten pursues her PhD in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo.
Kirsten has a background in engineering and design, and is particularly interested in robotics and embedded systems. She has created ethanol from waste cellulose, researched how to reduce pain from pressure on neurofibromas, and has built everything from underwater robots to adjustable high-heeled shoes to operating systems for Blackberry products.
Kirsten was inspired to get involved and run for office because of the latest IPCC Report on climate change. In reading the report, she realized the difference between now and four years from now really matters. As a mother to two young children, she came to the conclusion that if we don’t act immediately we run the risk leaving behind a planet that has been irreversibly damaged. Kirsten is running in 2019 because she believes we can no longer afford to stand idly by while the climate crisis worsens.
Kirsten Wright (Green Party Candidate for Waterloo)
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