This fall, Katie will be attending the University of Western Ontario to study a dual degree of Health Sciences and Ivey Honours in Business Administration. She recently graduated Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School in Sudbury Ontario and served as the 2016-2017 Student Trustee for the Rainbow District School Board. Katie was also a part of the Executive Council this past year as Operations Officer for the Ontario Student Trustee’s Association – l’Association les élèves conseillers et conseillères de l’Ontario.

With the position of Operations Officer, Katie aided the committees in accomplishing their goals, resulting in two new province wide scholarships, a Student Trustee Handbook and video guide, a First Nations Inuit and Metis Advisory Council and the implementation of the new Student Well-Being committee.

Outside of OSTA, Katie spent the past year selling her local business, The Sudbury Drive-In. Last summer she put countless hours into creating a Drive-In Movie theater to bring her community together and bring back a classic family friendly experience for all. In leaving for university, Katie and her business partners sold the company to a young group of homeschooled students to keep the drive-in alive. Katie has also been working for the past 4 years at one of Canada’s most interactive Science Centers, Science North, as a Bluecoat Demonstrator helping to educate Sudbury’s youth through fun hands-on workshops. In her spare time she also volunteered at the local hospital. Katie enjoys being active in many aspects of her community and is eager to continue to do so in a new environment at University.

Katie is excited to be returning to the Ontario Student Trustee’s Association – l’Association les élèves conseillers et conseillères de l’Ontario as Policy Officer this upcoming year. She recognizes the importance of position papers and the direct method of putting student voice on paper. She is looking forward to working with the incoming Executive Council to achieve the goals they have set. She knows that this incoming Executive will play a large role in the development of the education system and can’t wait to see what is accomplished.