Alex Harris
Communications Manager

Alex is the Communications Manager at Raincoast. Her work involves supporting science communications for Raincoast’s programs including web articles, press, website, social media and storytelling through photography and videography. 

Alex was born and raised by the Salish Sea. From a young age, she fostered a deep connection and responsibility to the environment. She first picked up a camera at the age of nine, photographing wildlife and friends and started a Shutterbug Club in highschool. She went on to study Geography at the University of British Columbia and quickly found herself thriving in a niche of environmental and social justice storytelling after making her first film about the Northern Gateway pipeline.  

Alex sees media as a critical tool to uplift voices, elicit empathy, inspire action, communicate science, and create change. She values ongoing community relationships and is humbled to work alongside dedicated environmental stewards and community leaders. In her spare time, you can find Alex crafting, foraging, farming or in the woods with her camera.

Alex Harris, photographer, with a toque on .

Recent articles

Drone image taken above Fairy Creek - an unlogged watershed.

Big trees, big stumps and broken promises

As a storyteller I often find myself in either beautiful places, or, more commonly, formerly beautiful places now fragmented by industrial activities. With Raincoast this has included time in the…

Southern Resident killer whale at the surface of the water at sunset.

Southern Resident killer whales need your voice

With the Canadian federal government set to decide on recovery measures for 2021, we have made it easy for you to send a letter to three federal ministers encouraging them…

Southern Resident killer whale in the ocean.

Stop Terminal 2 expansion: Protect Southern Resident killer whales and their prey, Fraser River Chinook salmon

The Port of Vancouver is proposing to expand its shipping terminal in the Fraser River estuary, a project that will adversely affect Fraser River Chinook salmon and Southern Resident killer…

A school of red salmon are visible underwater with a beach and forest in the background.

Join us for a webinar on salmon as a foundation species on the coast

Salmon are an icon of coastal BC and considered a foundation species. A ‘foundation’ species is different from the more familiar term keystone species. A keystone species has an influence…