Hi there! My name is Michaela and I am a grade 11 IB student from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I would classify myself as an outdoor-sy, adventurous and athletic individual-I play ringette, soccer and field hockey through school and as extracurricular. I am a gold Duke of Ed participant and my favourite memory is going on a 10 day backpacking trip on the Appalachian trail. I became passionate about the environment in grade 10 when I joined my school’s environment committee and am the student council rep for the upcoming year! Outside of class hours, I work at the local outdoor skating rink, volunteer as a ringette coach, am involved with the BestBuddies program, and tutor immigrants through the YMCA. I speak french and in the summer I love going to outdoor movie screenings! I am SUPER excited to meet all of you on the Arctic expedition 2018!!!