What I do here:
I work in both the educator support and outreach department. No day is the same at OJEN! I’m either in the office sending a lot of emails or running across the city to facilitate a workshop. My time is balanced between coordinating major events, managing post-secondary programs, and developing educational resources. I am particularly passionate about my work in girls-focused programming, like Trailblazers and Family Law for Young Mothers.
3 things I did before OJEN:
- I volunteered as an English teacher in a refugee camp in Lebanon where I learned how to teach engaging lessons with very few resources. I also met many inspiring families and volunteers who I still keep in touch with.
- I hiked 310km of the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
- I taught gifted programs at an elementary school in Toronto. After coaching the students’ debate team and running mock trials, I decided it was time for me to attend law school. I first started working with OJEN as a second year law student.
What I’ve been learning about recently:
How to do a yoga headstand – but mostly falling when trying to do a yoga headstand!