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Hayley Rutherford

Interim Executive Director

Hayley Rutherford (she/her) is a settler on the Haldimand Tract, known today as Waterloo. Hayley has been working with Roots & Rivers since 2020, collaborating on a wide range of projects and is excited to support the team through this exciting new phase of growth. She has built a career in service of helping people understand complex problems. Formerly the Research and Programming Manager for Waterloo Global Science Initiative, she has extensive experience creating events, programs and reports that are built on evidence and supported by collaboration.

Hayley is skilled in strategic analysis & planning, topic research, client collaboration and editorial management. She has a master's degree in food and bioproduct sciences and a graduate diploma in science communication which give her a strong foundation of academic rigor and an appreciation for interdisciplinarity. Hayley brings curiosity and commitment to all her work.