Cécile Tang (Chinese name 希西, pronounced “C-C”) is a youth engagement, nature and wildlife advocate from France and China currently based in Montréal. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology from McGill University, she moved to Europe and studied Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management in Hungary, Greece, the UK and Sweden (Erasmus Mundus MESPOM program). During her academic studies, her focus was on marine conservation, tropical ecology and Indigenous communities.
Passionate about youth engagement in intergovernmental environmental policy-making processes, she is the co-founder and co-director of Youth 4 Wildlife Conservation. In this role she led youth delegations in events such as the UN CITES Conference of the Parties and the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference. For the past five years, she has also advised various environmental non-profits on their youth engagement strategies. Currently she has two part-time roles: one as a Project Officer for the United Nations Association in Canada (and more specifically for their New Diplomacy of Natural Resources program), and the second completing a Direct Action Placement with Parks Canada focusing on fish habitat management in the Great Lakes protected areas.
Outside of work, Cécile enjoys exploring different countries, being outdoors, sharing meals and getting as much sunshine as possible.