Kali found her passion for the energy industry when she began working in the industry as an analyst at the young age of 19 while studying for her Bachelor of Commerce in Energy Management at the University of Calgary. While simultaneously working and studying, Kali also gave back to the business school community by participating in various student initiatives. Most notably, Kali chaired the planning of the inaugural International Student Energy Summit that brought 350 students from 30 countries to Calgary to learn from leading energy experts. Kali then founded the not-for-profit, Student Energy, that works to create a global movement of students committed to transitioning the world to a sustainable energy future where she now holds the title of President and Executive Director.
Kali has also worked in industry at the Integrated CO2 Network (ICO2N) on Carbon Capture and Storage Initiatives and is an independent consultant who works with many of Calgary’s major energy companies on improving triple bottom line performance and innovation.
Kali has received numerous awards for her dedication and leadership in community activities including the Premier’s Citizenship Award, Queen Elizabeth II Citizenship Medal, the National Millennium Leadership Scholarship, the Haskayne School of Business Action Award and Outstanding Graduate Award, a Siemens Future Influencer on Sustainability and was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 in 2011.