My name is Avery and I’m the Vice President of Education on the Students’ General Association at Laurentian University up North in Sudbury. This is my first year being involved with OUSA and I’m beyond thrilled to be able to work with such an incredible group of changemakers this year.
I graduated high school in June of 2020 from Marymount Academy – the only all girls school in all of Northern Ontario – and my time there was more than rewarding. I was able to grow as a leader as student council president, played flute in band, and was a student athlete competing in both nordic skiing and tennis. Growing up in an all-girls environment shielded me from seeing how harsh the gender gap is and I hope to use my platform to prove that women belong in leadership positions.
I’m currently studying Behavioural Neuroscience and Education at Laurentian and my university experience has been anything but normal so far. While “zoom university” has come with it’s long list of challenges, it’s also allowed me to become more familiar with technology and I’ve been so fortunate to be able to keep connected to my university community through the use of tech. My areas of study might not be what comes to mind when you think about policy writing or lobbying but I’m looking forward to bringing my unique skill set to the Steering Committee.
I can’t wait to represent Laurentian University and the students of Northern Ontario this year!