Class of 2012 | Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
As an accomplished marathoner, Kristen has learned that setting small, short-term objectives motivates her to achieve large, long-term goals. She's completed over five half marathons across Canada, as well as the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and the Chicago Marathon. She also successfully tackled the Blue Mountain Tough Mudder obstacle and fitness challenge, which tests strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie.
Kristen trusts that if you "stick with what you want, your goals will work out." During her time at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) she continuously set ambitious challenges for herself and achieved them. She was on the Dean’s List and the President’s List while also being actively involved in campus life. She served as Team Orange Crush Orientation Leader, Team Orange Crush Faculty Captain, Vice-president of Operations and Management for the Social Science and Humanities Student Society, Vice-president of the Culture of Peace Club and Senior Class Challenge representative.
Kristen also wanted to serve on the Alumni Association Council because UOIT and the people she's worked with on campus "have shaped the person I am today." She enjoys being part of this close-knit community and is continuing these valued relationships.
A Communication graduate, Kristen is on a quest for her ideal position. Meanwhile she's gained diverse experience as Head Hostess at a restaurant, Chiropractic Assistant, Assistant Marketing Manager and Sales Associate. She's also active with the Girl Guides of Canada. Kristen received the Canada Cord, the highest award that a Pathfinder can earn. She's currently overseeing a Brownie unit, supporting the next generation of Girl Guides.
Kristen's determination to get things done and to continually excel is an approach that's served her well to date – and seems very likely to carry her to where she wants her life to go.