Leyland was unleashed into the world in Halifax, Nova Scotia, starting a journey that would lead her to the West Coast of Canada and eventually Southern Alberta.  Ready to spread her wings, Leyland enrolled at the University of Lethbridge (U of L), where she became actively involved in the Students’ Union as the VP Operations & Finance.  While in this position, her engagement with the community flourished, not only becoming well versed in balancing budgets, but also contributing to federal advocacy.  Leyland was on fire.  In brief, she served on the LPIRG board, became the News & Campus Beat editor for the Meliorist student newspaper, and captivated radio listeners with her contributions to the Coalbanks Dispatch and other programs for CKXU 88.3 FM.  Convocating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology, Leyland was motivated to expand her horizons and ventured North, finding herself in Calgary.  She currently attends the University of Calgary, pursuing a BA in Communication Studies, as well as spending some of her time blogging for the National Music Centre.  Leyland dreams of becoming either a journalist or a lawyer, in a place where humanity is sensitive to their youth, equality permeates every corner of society and oppression is no longer substantiated.