About us // Callista Ottoni

Callista Ottoni

Working with older adults who live in multi-unit housing in Vancouver, Callista reflects their voices and experiences of loneliness and connectedness through words and images. She aims to engage academic, community, and government audiences in dialogue that will result in better and more effective strategies to support older adults at risk of social isolation.

Callista is currently a PhD Candidate at UBC and a Mitacs Intern with Hey Neighbour . She holds a Masters in Urban Planning from UBC, is a leader in knowledge translation & mobilization, and community-engaged qualitative research with the Active Aging Research Team (also at UBC) and is a Killam Laureate.

On weekends, you will find her cycling around the city.