I am committed to advocating for social and environmental justice, and would love to be a part of OPIRG to further engage with advocacy on campus.
I have supported social justice in the Hamilton community through a project I took on with peers to provide free menstrual products and essential health information in the city in an effort to increase accessibility to essential hygiene and dignity. My team ultimately received a grant from the McMaster Okanagan Committee to fund our project.
I have also been involved with McMaster’s War Child blog committee, where I write and edit stories about global justice to engage the McMaster community in discourse surrounding tragedies occurring in war-torn nations.
I also interned at a social entrepreneurship last summer, where one of my key responsibilities was creating informational graphics and written posts to engage and inform the community of social and environmental justice issues. I also have volunteered as an International Student Buddy on campus to support students in the McMaster community.
Additionally, I have experience in planning, advertising, and facilitating events. I was a Level II Representative on the Society of Arts and Science Students Executive this past year, where I ideated, advertised, and facilitated virtual events that my classmates could connect through.
I also regularly circulated information amongst my classmates and communicated on behalf of the class to our professors.
Volunteering for the Arts and Science New World of Work Forum has also given me experience in helping to facilitate larger–scale, in-person events on campus. I also planned and led a three-part working group at this year’s Combining 2 Cultures student conference, which centred around sustainability and environmental justice.
I would love to use my experience in communication and event planning to take on the board portfolio of secretary or publicity and events.