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Management Team


MEREDITH ADLER, Executive Director

Meredith Headshot.jpg Meredith Adler is Student Energy's Executive Director. She oversees the strategy and operations of the organization and building a movement of students across the world committed to a sustainable energy future. Prior to taking over this role in 2015, Meredith acted as the Global Community Manager for Student Energy, where she developed the chapters model and managed online content and communities. 

Meredith is passionate about community, energy and strategy. She thrives in dynamic environments and loves to build bridges between solutions and people.

Prior to joining Student Energy, Meredith was Communications Coordinator for Clean Energy Canada where she project managed the Tracking the Energy Revolution report series, and kept all communications trains running on time. Before that she could be found doing anything from running a youth trail construction crew in the Cascades, to coaching a campus tours team, to working on youth leadership programming in Latin America. A degree in Geography from The University of British Columbia kickstarted Meredith’s obsession with energy and environmental policy.

If you can’t find Meredith in the office, she’s probably off on a mountaintop or hanging off the edge of a rock face somewhere - with her trusty dog Yoshi in tow. 



helen watts, manager of partnerships and communications

11214060_10207513889151208_2665896313793668587_n.jpgHelen Watts is Student Energy’s Manager of Partnerships. She is responsible for the strategic direction of Student Energy's partnerships in order to scale-up operations and make energy knowledge, skill-building, and leadership development accessible to youth all over the world.

Helen is passionate about grassroots approaches to building sustainable, equitable, and innovative societies.

Before Student Energy, she spent three years working with the global youth organization AIESEC, which activated her enthusiasm for youth empowerment movements and global teamwork. Before AIESEC, Helen worked with the International Organization for Migration at the United Nations, getting exposure to the intergovernmental systems navigating the complex world we live in. Her degree in Art History from Concordia University developed a personal passion for bridging society and art, and using art as a catalyst for social and environmental change.

If Helen isn’t knocking back coffees with a few dozen notebooks in hand, she’s likely covered in paint working on a never-to-be-completed work of art, or running through Stanley Park training for her next marathon.




Olivia Reshetylo, Communications Assistant

Olivia is Student Energy’s Communications Assistant. Living in Calgary, Canada, Olivia is finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Business Communications at Mount Royal University. She has been involved with Student Energy as a Volunteer since 2015. Currently, Olivia is responsible for Student Energy’s social media accounts and promotional materials.  

When she is not working, Olivia is happiest with her Screen Shot 2018-01-29 at 11.40.22 AM.pnghands in the dirt gardening. She is passionate about bridging the communications gap that exists within the energy world and hopes to drive forward a sustainable energy future through education. Olivia is looking forward to continuing to grow with Student Energy, as well as meeting and learning from all of the amazing Enernerds around the world.