Greetings fellow AU students,
I would first and foremost like to thank you for electing me to AUSU council. I am truly honoured and will work hard to represent and advocate on your behalf.
A little about myself, I was born in Calgary and moved to Ontario when I was young, where I grew up in a rural farming community west of Waterloo. I moved out to Halifax in my early 20s, obtained a paralegal diploma while there, then returned to Ontario. Currently, I live in St. Jacobs with my children.
I have worked in data management and accounting/finance roles for both a large corporate head office and small engineering firms. Currently, I work part-time for the University of Waterloo and have just started my third year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at AU. My educational goal is to attend law school and study in the fields of family law, privacy law, and environmental law – leading to a career in government or small/sole rural practice. I am also studying for the LSAT at this time and am hoping to write within the next year.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, camping, snowshoeing, and fossil/cave exploring. I have a fondness for the Bruce Peninsula and am passionate about supporting organizations like the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association (and Eco Adventures) that work to protect natural environments and promote sustainable/eco-tourism. In addition to my passion for eco-tourism and conservation efforts, I also support a few other causes near and dear to my heart as well, including homelessness and affordable housing measures, local foodbanks, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and local women and children’s shelters.
I am truly looking forward to working alongside my fellow councilors this term, a wonderful group of knowledgeable individuals with diverse backgrounds.
Thank you again for your support – let’s see what we can accomplish together!
“Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls.” – Maya Angelou