I am an ethnographic researcher, systems thinker, and maker. I translate complexity into empathy, emotional intelligence to businesses. Bringing the training and experience of design and the corporate world to empower sustainability at a human scale. My style is to take nothing for granted, respectfully challenge assumptions, dig deep into hard questions, and communicate on human terms in all senses. Then I make things happen.

I appreciate the puzzles of language, and the joy of good design. The beauty in the simultaneous simplicity and complexity of agriculture, and the magnificence of wilderness. I strive for lighthearted grace, compassionate curiosity, and boldness of craft.

Qualitative exploration | Sustainable agriculture | Facilitation | Design thinking | Spatial experience design | Small business | Project management | Writing & Editing | Research design | Social innovation | Cheese making & dairy fermentation | Dance | Ski touring | Bicycles | Strong winds | Redefining the rules

Current home: Torino, Italy

Other homes: Vancouver, BC | Chicago, IL | Istanbul, Turkey | Paris, France | Charlotte, NC

Contact me at annie.lambla [at] gmail.com

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.  R E L E V A N T    E X P E R I E N C E

Senior Ethnographic Researcher | Experientia: Putting People First (2016-present)

(Clients include: Fiat, UNDP, ITC ILO, Intesa Sanpaolo)

Research Manager | The Sound: Exploration, Strategy, Innovation (2013-2016)

(Clients include: Google, Netflix, Pinterest, Johnson & Johnson, Sainsbury’s, ConAgra Foods)

Independent Consultant | Farmers’ Market Impact & Food Infrastructure Analysis (2012-2013)

(Clients include: City of Vancouver, My Sustainable Canada, Vancity Community Foundation)

Founder and Manager | The Yogurt Pedaler (2010-2012)

Floor Manager | Open Produce (2009-2011)

Research Assistant | Metropolitan Planning Council (2009-2010)

.  E D U C A T I O N

MBA (Business Innovation, Sustainability)
Univ. British Columbia (2012) Vancouver, Canada

Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences: Cultural Anthropology)
Kenyon College (2007) Gambier, Ohio, USA

Sweet Briar College Junior Year in France, Ethnology & French
Université de Paris VII (2006) Paris, France


.  A D V I S O R Y

Advisor & Customer Validation | FTSY (tech startup) (2015-2017)

Mentor & Instructor | RADIUS Ventures Slingshot Social Impact Accelerator (2016)

Design Team Member | Ontario School Nutrition Program (2015)

.  C O M M U N I T Y

President | Net Impact (2012-2014)

Steering Committee | UBC New Economy Summit (2013)

Writer | SEE Change Magazine (2012-2013)

President, UBC Chapter | Net Impact (2011-2012)

Steering Committee | Structures for Inclusion 10+1 Design Corps (2011)

Mentor & Mechanic | Blackstone Bicycle Works (2009-2011)

.  L A N G U A G E S

English (native)

French (fluent)

Italian (fluent)

Turkish (beginner)