Who are you and what do you do?
I am a Professional Home Economist currently doing a second Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutritional Sciences with a minor in Family Social Sciences. My ultimate goal in life is to become an MD with a PhD in Community and Family Nutrition. In my free time, I love to do volunteer work and currently I volunteer as the Marketing Coordinator for the United Nation International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Group at the University of Manitoba. I am also the current Young Professionals Network Contact for Canada for the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE).
How long have you been a MAHE member?
I have been a member of MAHE since 2012 and officially became a PHEc last year! I became the Director of Member Relations (Winnipeg) of the association since the MAHE Annual General Meeting in October 2015.
What do you enjoy most about being a MAHE member?
I am really passionate about Human Ecology and Home Economics. What I really enjoy most about being a MAHE member is that, through the collective effort of the association’s members, we were able to (and continuously do so) advance the profile of PHEcs and advocate the importance of Home Economics/Human Ecology education. I also enjoy the countless opportunities that MAHE has continuously provided to its members to collaborate with amazing groups and individuals from all walks of life!
What piece of advice could you offer to new PHEc’s or IPHE’s?
Be an active practising member and get involved with MAHE’s events! Being a PHEc is a very rewarding career with multiple avenues you can take as you go through the different stages of your life! Being an active practising member of our association will not only help you develop your knowledge and skills, but it will also help you help others and build long-lasting relationships!
For more, please see our recent interview with Diana Mager.