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Centre for Building Sustainable Value

Rachel Harris

I am 20 years old and from Toronto. Before Ivey, I studied political science at Huron, which I enjoyed. Upon my admission to Ivey, I was also grateful to learn that I had received Scotiabank's Leadership Award, for community involvement and academic achievement. Outside of school I love to ski and watch world cup ski racing. I have also volunteered teaching skiing to disabled children for the last 4 winters. Last year, I was also the head of Holocaust Education week at Western.

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My involvement with sustainability began two summers ago when I participated on a seven-week social justice trip to southern India. When I was there I helped build infrastructure and taught health and hygiene at schools. I also assisted in running a day camp for child labourers. My commitment to sustainability continued upon my return home. Last summer, I worked at Ashoka Canada, which is a network of social entrepreneurs. At Ashoka, I managed their social media and shared articles on sustainability and how business can be leveraged to combat social issues. Currently, I am my section's representative for the Ivey Sustainability Club. Looking forward to the summer, I am currently researching and applying for social finance internships, where I will support investments in social enterprises.