Nadia Jam is an energetic activist who uses her values as the heart of her role and responsibility as a Canadian. She was raised by immigrant parents who moved to Canada from Iran during the revolution to start a better life. Canada has always been a place of opportunity for her and she is proud to support the energy sector which employs hundreds of thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
Her familial history intrigued her to study politics at the University of Ottawa, where her spark for sustainability ignited. She is a core volunteer for a campus food collective that promotes food waste reduction and healthy living for those who cannot afford it, and stated, "I am passionate and keen to always be conscious of what and how much I consume, hence it is reassuring to know that my country's oil and gas sectors are putting in the same effort to not only ensure plausible environmental standards, but human rights standards as well."
As a Persian Canadian, she acknowledges that Iran's energy has a potent role in the world economy. However, she knows that Canada is a leader in the international energy sector in regards to encouraging developing countries to be innovative in both clean and compassionate oil and gas production and consumption.