Emma Lee feels so fortunate to be part of an expedition of a lifetime thanks to the Leacross Foundation. She is a grade 12 student at Argyle Secondary in North Vancouver, B.C. where she has been promoting human rights and education for women in developing nations. After seeing a documentary on Malala Yousafzai, a teenager like herself who was advocating for girls’ education in her community, she felt compelled to initiate a club at her school that focused on these global issues. The S.T.A.N.D. (Students Taking Action for Non-Discrimination) Club, Emma and two co-leaders have since had the chance to attend an International Women’s Day Conference in Vancouver as well as educate elementary school students on human rights of women in Pakistan. She is also an avid science student who will be beginning her Bachelor of Science Honours Degree for pharmacology at the University of Alberta next semester. By going on this expedition, she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of how nature and the sciences interconnect. She is also looking forward to meeting students and educators from worldwide and sharing perspectives with one another. Her other hobbies include photography, playing the piano, and exploring the outdoors with her friends. She is looking forward to taking photos of Arctic wildlife- especially polar bears!