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Student Ambassador
Second Year Human Rights and Human Diversity
Lion’s Head, ON

Hey there, future Laurier Golden Hawk!

I’m Abby Myles and I am currently in my second year of Human Rights and Human Diversity with an option in Leadership and minors in French and Religion. I am still unsure about my next steps after Laurier, as I am still narrowing down the exact field that I want to pursue within the umbrella of my program.

I grew up in a town with less than 500 people and graduated from the same school that I had attended since kindergarten. The thought of moving into a city that would be around four hours away from home was a little nerve-wracking, but I was also feeling very excited about this next chapter in my life at Laurier. This change in my life helped me to discover many new things about myself and helped me to discover true, supportive friends who have walked with me through every challenge and every victory.

Although I have only spent one full year at Laurier, I have become very involved on campus. During my first year I was one of the directors of the First-Year Leadership Program (FYLP) Brantford Residence Council (BRC). Many of my fondest memories from first-year are connected to the events that we put on for the other first-year students, and it lead to connecting with people in first-year from all over campus, whom I now consider to be my very close friends. I was also a captain of the Laurier Women’s Powderpuff Football team on campus. This introduced me to a new sport that I now love, as well as many students ranging from first to fifth year.

In my second year, I am really looking forward to fulfilling my first year with Recruitment and Admissions as a Student Ambassador, being a Residence Life Don and acting as the Campus Community Advisor (CCA) for the FYLP Residence Athletic Council (RAC). These will all be new experiences for me, but I could not be more excited to see where they take me and the activities that these roles will contain. I am going to continue my time with the Laurier Women’s Powderpuff Football team and am looking forward to another season!

I absolutely loved my first year at Laurier and I know that it is the perfect fit for me! Laurier is full of new adventures and has a place for everyone and really supports their students. I would love to help you with any questions you may have so that you can find success at Laurier in all areas of your life!

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