Tira Okamoto (she/her) is a Masters of Resource Management (Planning) student at Simon Fraser University, located on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, kʷikʷəƛ̓əm, and Səl̓ílwətaɬ First Nations. As a multiracial, white-presenting settler new to the Vancouver area, she brings knowledge from her previous work on sea level rise resilience and equitable community engagement within the unceded traditional territories of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples, also known as San Francisco, California.
Tira's research interests include equitable climate adaptation, sea level rise, decolonization, just transition, and the multiplicities within justice and accountability. In the Living with Water project, she will be examining equitable coastal adaptation planning in False Creek with the City of Vancouver.
Outside of her studies, Tira enjoys hiking in the North Shore mountains, dancing, and trying out gluten free recipes.