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Career and Sport Goals

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My career aspirations are to work in the field of environmental health, with national and international government agencies and organizations.To this end, I am pursuing a unique environmental health degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, with the aim to address how the environment impacts our health.My long-term goal is to extend this knowledge and obtain a master’s degree related to global environment and health. Through my sport experience in international competition, I have developed an appreciation for the diversity of cultures, environment, and health.My desire is to make a difference in the world by promoting health within local and global communities, with an emphasis on advocating for persons with disabilities.

As a national team track athlete with a disability, I have learned to appreciate opportunities that come with hard work, as well as the importance of positive role models to guide me along the way. My dream is to compete for Canada at the 2012 London Paralympics. My community volunteerism, swimming and track pursuits have fueled a desire to promote and advocate for healthy living for all people within a sustainable environment. My goal is to share my experiences with others and in some small way, motivate others to pursue excellence, explore possibilities, contribute to society, and reach their potential.