I am a grade 11 student from Brantford, Ontario, Canada where I live with my parents and little sister. I am currently enrolled in a Specialist High Skills Major Environmental Program and I have been interested in the Arctic since I was about 7 years old. My goal is to pursue a career related to the environment. I am passionate about the outdoors and like to hike, bike, and take photographs. I enjoy playing guitar and have a deep appreciation for music. I have a keen interest in other cultures and have always wanted to travel. I spent two cohorts as part of the Minister’s Student Advisory Council in my province. This gave me learning opportunities at the Ontario Education Leadership Centre and I hope that those leadership skills combined with the extraordinary experience I will gain from Students on Ice will enable me to mentor youth in my community.