While growing up, Jia lived in Oman, Pakistan, Malawi, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, and Sri Lanka. Now, as a founding lawyer of Atlas Law, and as an entrepreneur running her own business in Mississauga, Jia is a strong advocate for the safe exploration, extraction, and export of Canadian Natural Resources.
Having global exposure, Jia has first hand seen the world's appetite for consumption of oil and gas and believes there is fertile economic ground in offshore markets for Canadian oil and gas industry to make an impact. “I have had the first hand experience of seeing communities and nations in the Middle East and Central Asia develop from struggling economies to resource rich economies, driving global innovation. As a Canadian, I want our great country of Canada – the same one that has afforded my family and me so many opportunities here, to be at the forefront of resource rich innovation and develop strong trade ties with key oil and gas partners”.
Jia believes that a stronger Canadian oil and gas industry creates jobs, supports infrastructure, and enhances Canada’s place as a future leader in oil and gas trade, exploration, and innovation. “I believe in a future where Canada is a global leader of the oil and gas industry. We have the resources, the talent, and the grit to do it. That is why I am proud to be an Energy Citizen”.