What brought you to Fanshawe?
Fanshawe's breadth of programs and diverse community stood out to me amongst other colleges. The professors here all carry such a wide range of skills and experiences that have inspired me to take my education to the next level. I was also very impressed by the student life that Fanshawe boasts. From the outside in, there was a mix of cultural and entertainment events that showcased the diversity in the city.
Tell us about your favourite Fanshawe experience.
My favourite experience at Fanshawe was working as a videographer and journalist for FSU. It was so much fun being part of the communications team and writing meaningful articles that helped entertain and inform other students. One of my favourite events was the cultural dance show. There, I was able to share my love of dance with students in other programs. I felt that this cultural and social exchange allowed me to widen my knowledge of music and movement.
What impact has Fanshawe had on your life?
Fanshawe College has led me to the wonderful friend group I have today and a network of colleagues and employers that have made an impact on my life both personally and professionally. I was able to learn a lot of hard skills from my professors and developed a strong sense of camaraderie with my peers. All of the group work projects has helped me develop leadership skills that will help me in my future endeavours.
What are you up to now?
I am currently working with Digital Main Street's Transformation Team as a copywriter. There, I am using skills I learned in my program to help main street small businesses impacted by COVID-19. There, I am helping entrepreneurs with digital literacy through writing engaging copy and developing digital marketing strategies. My team and I have been working tirelessly to develop short-term and long-term strategies that will equip our clients with the right tools to thrive beyond this program. Moving forwards, I want to stay within the innovation economy to work alongside and with other entrepreneurs to encourage community sustainability.