Celene is an accomplished Urban Planner with 20 years experience in building inclusive healthy communities. Her career includes leading interdisciplinary teams in the planning and designing cities, institutional facilities and community projects for government agencies, non-profits organizations and private businesses. She is currently focused on international development work. Celene recently returned from Mongolia, where she helped launch the Mongolian Geographic Indicators Yak Fibre Community Economic Development Project. The Vision of the Project is to create a sustainable economic model to improve rural livelihoods by promoting Mongolian yak fibre to international markets and reinvesting profits to support local economic development initiatives. In support of her professional portfolio, Celene’s background includes a Masters of Arts in Community and Regional Planning, a Bachelors of Arts in Geography and Archaeology, and Certificates in Urban Design and Spatial Information Systems. She is looking to forward to apply her expertise as a new board member with Women Transforming Cities. Celene truly believes that improving access for vulnerable community members and empowering women and girls in leadership roles will help transform our communities to be more equitable and democratic for everyone.