Karina LeBlanc is the Executive Director of the Pond-Deshpande Centre at the University of New Brunswick. With a passion for supporting the growth and development of motivated change makers, Karina is invested in inspiring our youth with the possibility of entrepreneurship so that they can become opportunity creators in lieu of job seekers. Karina has a degree in engineering from Western University and an MBA from York University. She worked in both manufacturing and marketing for Procter & Gamble before getting hooked on the start-up community. She has worked for and as a consultant to six different start-up companies in Atlantic Canada before taking on the inaugural role of Executive Director for the PDC. Being a member of the Board of Directors of Forests Intl. allows Karina to continue to pursue these passions through the sustainable and inclusive innovation projects of the organization.
To foster environmental stewardship internationally by establishing community forests, promoting sustainable forestry techniques and initiating environmental education.