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Emily Barker

Umoja High School Outreach Coordinator

Degrees:Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Criminology and Criminal Justice - Concentration in Law; Carleton University (current) /

Emily is responsible for guiding, encouraging and empowering African, Caribbean, and Black students from the OCDSB and OCSB as they make their transitions into post-secondary education.

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Length of Time on Campus: 4 years

Hobbies Outside Work: Painting, reading, going to concerts

Best Part of Being in Ottawa: Living here means you’ll cross paths with so many people from all walks of life. There’s always somebody new to get to know.

New Student Advice: There’s a saying, “visualize your highest self and show up as them” that I think really speaks to the university experience. You can be whoever you want to be in university, so take the opportunity to let go of your past self, step outside your comfort zone, and become somebody that you have always wanted to be and are really proud of. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! Finding your voice and getting past your fears will lead you into something beautiful and rewarding every single time.