Emily Fergusson

Emily grew up in Kingston, Ontario before moving to Ottawa to attend university. Since she was young she was actively involved in everything from sports to clubs to student politics. At the University of Ottawa she pursued a degree in engineering while fulfilling her drive to help others with her extracurricular activities. During her first years of university she was a member of the Rotaract Club of Ottawa, and she was the Director of Charities within the Engineering Students’ Society. In these roles she had the opportunity to meet and work with Jeremy Dias and the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (formerly Jer’s Vision).

As she finished her second year she came to the realization that she wanted to pursue a career fighting for social justice and equality for all. She changed her degree to a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in marketing, which she will be finishing in August 2016, with the plan to begin working in the charity sector upon completion. Luckily for her she was able to begin interning with Canadian Centre Gender and Sexual Diversity as a part of her education on the Day of Pink Campaign. This internship led to a part time position with the Centre as the Day of Pink Coordinator.

When Emily is not in school or working she likes to go on adventures with friends, listen to all kinds of music, read almost anything she can get her hands on and swim!