Amita Kuttner Biography – Amita Kuttner Wiki
Amita Kuttner (they/them) is a Canadian astrophysicist and politician who has been the interim leader of the Green Party of Canada since November 24, 2021. Kuttner is co-founder of Moonlight Institute, a non-profit organization that seeks to create a framework for an equitable and just future.
Dr. Kuttner holds a PhD in astronomy and astrophysics and a MS in physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC); their research focused on black holes and wormholes. They served as Critic for Science and Innovation for the Green Party of Canada from September 2018 to February 2020, bringing forward policy on artificial intelligence, emerging technologies and data privacy.
Dr. Kuttner has long been an advocate for diversity and inclusion, including leading Women in Physics and Astronomy at UCSC. They co-founded the UCSC chapter of 314 Action, an organization dedicated to electing scientists and STEM professionals to public office, and ran the Canadian organization effort for Scientists for Future.
Amita Kuttner Green Party
Amita Kuttner is the interim leader of the Green Party of Canada. The Green Party of Canada announced their appointment as Interim Leader on November 24, 2021.
“I am honoured to have been selected to lead our party during this time of transition and renewal,” said Dr. Kuttner. “I take on this responsibility fully aware of the magnitude of the challenges we are facing but convinced that we will overcome them and emerge stronger, more united and more confident about our vital role in national politics.
“Canada needs the Green Party and I will work tirelessly with our leadership, staff, members and supporters to ensure that the next Leader takes the reins of a party that is united around Green values and around our commitment to addressing the climate emergency, driving progress towards decolonization and promoting social justice.”
Federal Council President Lorraine Rekmans said: “The selection of Amita Kuttner as our new Interim Leader is an important step forward in reinvigorating our party. We will work closely with them and I am very pleased that they will be bringing their expertise to our collective efforts to rebuild the federal Green Party.
“Amita has the political and life experience that makes them supremely qualified to guide our party through a period of renewal, helping to reconnect with our membership, implement reforms in our approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion within the party, and prepare for the next leadership contest.”
Rekmans said that the appointment of the Interim Leader was conducted in the spirit of openness and fairness. “All Green Party members were invited to apply or to recommend a candidate. Of the 20 excellent applicants from across the country, half were from equity-seeking groups, a third were bilingual, half were under 50 years of age, and several were very qualified youth candidates.”
Amita Kuttner Age
Kuttner was born on December 4, 1990, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Kuttner’s mother taught computer science at Capilano University and was an immigrant from Hong Kong. Kuttner’s father immigrated to Canada from the United Kingdom.
“I am the kid of immigrants, my dad came from London, England, and my mother and her family immigrated from Hong Kong to Canada when she was 14,” Kuttner told The Georgia Straight. “Her family had lost their apartment to a mudslide in Hong Kong a few years earlier, and settled in Canada seeking education for their kids and a new life.”
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Kuttner’s Instagram handle is @amitakuttner.