SE01 E11 Zahra Alani
Strengthening Your Roots: Cultivating Passion, Values & Social Supports for Resilience
In this episode, CTV and CBC meteorologist and climate change activist Zahra Alani talks with Dr. Joti Samra about her passion for the planet – from recycling as a child to educating people about the impacts of climate change. She recounts the challenges of being a minority in the public eye, and explains the importance of a good support system and a life defined by your values.
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Zahra Alani is a broadcast meteorologist with CTV and CBC. She is a member of the Canadian meteorological and oceanographic society, the American Meteorological Society, and the only Canadian board member of the AMS’s climate Services Committee. Zahra has been part of the news team that was a recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for overall excellence in news globally. Aside from her work as a meteorologist, Zahra is a climate change activist and has recruited and mentored over 60 volunteers, presented workshops, designed and implemented learning modules to support business objectives, and have educated volunteers on important initiatives. Zahra is also a well established foodie and co-hosts a podcast called “Food, Glorious Food” on CKNW.