I’m a fourth year student at York University, planning to graduate with an Honours B.A in Law and Society. I can’t wait to graduate and be able to further advance my education. My aspirations include graduate school and possibly law school in the future. After school, I would love to work for an international NGO to expand my interests in international relations and human rights. Through NSN, I hope to expand my leadership skills but also have the opportunity to inspire others to succeed in their education and interests the same way that I was.
What are some of your accomplishments?
My biggest accomplishment is my improvement in university from first year to fourth. Looing back, I am disappointed in my attitude towards university in my first year, where I saw post-secondary school as something I was forced to do to be able to get a job. Now, I see my degree as an accomplishment and I take every subject with great interest and have satisfaction in my improvement in reading, writing, and presenting. I concern myself with working hard, and aim towards always being satisfied with the amount of work I put in a project to get the results I envision for it. Recently, becoming a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society was a validation in my educational improvement but it also made me see a brighter future for myself which encourages me to work even harder than before in order to take part in creating a brighter future for our country and encouraging other youth to become their best selves as well.
Who inspires you? What advice or insight did he or she provide you with?
A teaching assistant I had for a year-long course was truly an inspiration in the way she approaches education. Throughout the year, her encouragement and advice made me want to be the best I knew I could be, through improving my writing and presentation skills. By improving these skills, I gained motivation to become more involved in my university community in addition to expanding my education by engaging in more acitivites I used to think I wasn't good enough for. At the end of the year, she gave me a piece of advice that I will never forget; "Let school actualize your purpose, and be valuable." She made anything sound easy once you inspire the state of mind that your goals need to proper. She provided me with the insight to become more strict with myself and my goals in order to reach my aspirations, and even figure out what my aspirations are. I can only hope I have the opportunity to provide someone with the same insights one day.
What are somethings you would really like to share with others?
I would love to share with others the value of education and its transfomative powers in the sense of broadening your mindset and understanding of the world around you, especially with a liberal arts lens.
What are you passionate about?
I'm clearly passionate about advancing my education, but my hobbies include biking, travelling, and especially visiting the Art Gallery of Ontario any chance that I get.
September 2014-June 2017
B.A Hons Law and Society
The Law and Society program brings a range of interdisciplinary expertise and training to the classroom and draw from fields as diverse as anthropology, history, philosophy, law, sociology, criminology and political science.
Law and Society Student's Association
As a member I attend meetings and events that relate to my program such as law school tours, visits to law firms, and law speaker seminars.
March of Dimes
December 2010-January 2014
Volunteered at the March of Dimes gift-wrapping service to benefit people with physical disabilities nation-wide.
Golden Key International Honours Society
Golden Key is the world’s largest collegiate honor society. They recognize sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students in the top 15% of their class across all majors and disciplines in 9 countries. Golden Key is comprised of a network of outstanding scholars. Golden Key provides members with opportunities to grow and develop surrounding our three pillars of academics, leadership and service.
Camp Robin Hood
July 2011- August 2012
As a camp counsellor, I was held to the highest standards and helped to foster growth and happiness in each camper in my cabin. Training not only involves the planning of a fun and spirited summer but dedicated training sessions in the areas of health & safety, risk management, anti-bullying, behaviour management and inclusion.