Alina Siegfried is a communications specialist with a background in campaign management, environmental advocacy and community engagement. She has worked with youth on environmental and LGBT rights in Canada, and has been active in environmental campaigning in New Zealand. Alina is passionate about the power of storytelling to build community and encourage positive behaviour change, and often performs spoken word/slam poetry under the alias Ali Jacs. She won the New Zealand National Poetry Slam in 2012, and organises the monthly Wellington slam poetry event, Poetry in Motion. Alina runs poetry and storytelling workshops with youth and other groups to build confidence in performance and communication.