Savannah’s path to Students On Ice has been wandering but purposeful.
Growing up on Vancouver Island, she always dreamt of exploring the world beyond the mountains that encircled her valley home. This led her to travel to Ghana and Peru while studying at the University of British Columbia. After finishing her degree in International Relations, she participated in the Aga Khan Foundation Canada International Youth Fellowship, working in Kyrgyzstan for 8 month on a higher education development initiative. Her diverse experiences overseas allowed her to see firsthand some of the development challenges facing the world today, and to learn from and work collaboratively with the people who call these places home.
While travel remains a key passion of hers, she has now settled in Ottawa and has used her lessons learned overseas to work directly with youth in a variety of non-profit and university roles. What excites her most is educating and empowering young people to think critically, challenge their ideas, and understand their role in our increasingly globalized world. She is thrilled to bring her experience, enthusiasm and logistical ninja skills to support students applying and registering for Students On Ice’s expeditions.
When she’s not in the office, you can find Savannah busy in the kitchen, cooking and baking gluten-free eats, hanging out at the barre studio, drinking considerable amounts of tea, or googling her next travel destination.