Rebecca was born in Calgary, Alberta and moved to Winnipeg when she was only 3 years old. Growing up as a byproduct of generational government dependency, she has lived experience of the kind of barriers people face when they are living in poverty and do not have access to basic needs. While studying Community Economic Development and volunteering at local non-profit organizations, she began living, eating and breathing the CED principles and continues to be involved in her community through social, economic and environmental justice issues. She is passionate about such things as politics, food security and indigenous traditions, and hopes to use her education and compassionate nature to be able to help others reach their full potential. In 2014, she received the Premier’s volunteer service award for her work in the community, which was one of the proudest moments of her entire life. She has hopes of continuing her education and receiving a bachelor’s degree in political science, and then gaining her master’s degree by the time she’s 30. She also loves dogs (preferably St.Bernards).
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