Dr Vanessa Rauland is an author, academic, public speaker, entrepreneur and small business owner. Vanessa works at Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute as a Research Fellow, where she also supervises numerous PhD students in the fields of sustainability, renewable energy and carbon reduction. With a background in climate change and sustainability and a PhD in decarbonising cities, combined with a keen interest in innovation, STEM and entrepreneurship, Vanessa is passionate about tackling climate change through education, technology and startups. She works with Climate-KIC Australia, where she helps to deliver their Cleantech entrepreneurial activities and events. She is the Founder and Managing Director of the EdTech startup, ClimateClever, which helps students, schools and their communities to reduce their carbon footprint and save money.
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