Olesya Komarnytska

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Olesya Komarnytska (she/her) lives, studies and works on Treaty 6 territory. She is an immigrant and settler of mixed Eastern European ancestry. Olesya works as the Library and Archives Assistant at the Kule Folklore Centre and the Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives. Her current work at the centre mainly deals with cataloguing the extensive library and assisting with reference requests. She graduated in 2023 with a Master of Library and Information Studies program at the University of Alberta and also holds a BA in Art History and a Diploma in Theatre Production. Prior to grad school, Olesya worked in creative production roles in theatre, film, and art gallery settings. Her professional interests are in climate change awareness work in libraries & archives, cultural memory & heritage preservation, and especially how these can all be inclusively achieved in community led and based ways.