I am a fourth year student at the University of Regina completing an Honors Degree in French. In 2011 I was able to take a year leave from my academic studies and work in France as an English language assistant to further my French language and cultural understanding. Living in France was an adventure for me as well as a learning experience. Another life impacting experience I had was during High School when I spent a winter in Niger, Africa volunteering in community development. This is where my love for language and culture was born. I have since taken every opportunity to travel and backpack outside of my home province. I am very interested in pursuing a career in communications as I have a passion for writing and a love for both sharing with and learning from people.