Janis Shandro, Specialist

Janis specializes in mitigating health and socio-economic impacts associated with the extractive industry.  She has worked with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in developing and developed nations.

Based on her PhD in mining engineering from the University of British Columbia and her expertise in integrated mine planning, Janis understands how to balance operational necessities with the sustainability and well-being of communities associated with extractive industry development. Her specialization in community development indicators, stakeholder engagement, impact mitigation and knowledge-translation strategies contribute to ensuring that Monkey Forest’s social performance management practice delivers sustainable results. Janis is a specialist at Monkey Forest Consulting, supporting clients in English, Spanish and Portugese and driving thought leadership on health.