I grew up in small town where I learned from a small group of peers and influences. From this I learned the value of relationships, community, and respect for others. I have put 300+ volunteer hours into my community with the 242 Erin Air Cadets and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 442. This led to me obtaining the Royal Canadian Legion Award from Branch 442 in 2022. My experience with 242 Air Cadets consists of working on multiple Cadet fundraisers to raise money for learning experiences of local youth, remembrance day ceremonies and community events. My experience with the Legion consists of helping set up and take down events, serve at events such as veteran's dinner and work with seniors. I have continued my involvement by becoming a Legion Member.
Having been part of Girl Guides for almost 13 years, I gained lots of skills such as leadership, community development, citizenship, and youth mentorship. I obtained awards such as Lady Baden-Powell Award, Canada Cord, and The Bronze Trailblazer Leadership Award. I have participated in the planning and execution of garbage cleanups, cookie selling fundraisers, and working with youth to inspire them through a leadership perspective.
I have worked with the University of Toronto's Engineering Outreach office for the past three summers for the Indigenous Design Engineering Academy. I gained lots of skills including lesson planning, working with youth, and Indigenous education. My tasks included aid in the development, planning, and delivery of all IDEA programs. Develop and deliver curriculum; organize and maintain required materials and equipment. Participate in training, and assist with supervision, equipment, and safety. Help facilitate all aspects of program logistics, such as participant pick-up, drop-off, meals, fires/circles, and planning for the needs of group activities.