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Tenaya King

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Tenaya has diverse experience in climate adaptation analysis and environmental sustainability, with experience across the academic, public service and not-for-profit sectors.

She has worked for an arts and environment charity in research, media and communications; assisting with campaigns on sustainability, waste reduction and behavioural change in the Australian music industry. While studying at the Australian National University (ANU) and undertaking an ACT Government internship, Tenaya investigated the social impacts of climate change, including spatial analyses of climate change vulnerability.

Influential work

  • Used geographic information system (GIS) techniques to map socioeconomic disadvantage and access to swimming areas across Canberra, identifying areas of the ACT most vulnerable to climate change impacts such as heatwaves
  • Produced a research paper for the ACT Office for the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment on the social impacts of climate change in Canberra, including analysis of future climate predictions and recommendations for community mitigation strategies
  • Assisted in developing an industry-first guide on artist sustainability in the Australian music sector, published as an interactive online resource in partnership with key government and industry stakeholders.

Outside of Nous

While at university, Tenaya worked in communications, media and research for Green Music Australia, a charity promoting sustainability and climate justice in the music sector. She carried out research on the prevalence of climate-conscious themes in popular Australian music, collaborated on the development of an industry-first guide on artist sustainability, and worked with 10 multi-day music festivals on an expansive alliance tackling waste reduction. She also developed skills in geographic information systems (GIS), analysing land use for urban development possibilities and identifying areas of low heatwave resilience across the ACT.

Tenaya holds a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability from the ANU.

In her spare time...

|Tenaya is exploring new places, skiing or curating oddly specific playlists on Spotify.

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