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Yohance Huggins-Charles

Umoja Student Program Coordinator

Degrees:Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (Carleton University - current)

Yohance Huggins-Charles is responsible for working with student clubs, societies, associations, and other stakeholders to develop academic transition, career-readiness, and community engagement programming tailored to African, Caribbean, and Black students.

Hometown: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Length of Time on Campus: 4 years

Hobbies Outside Work: Dungeons and Dragons, music, reading

Best Part of Being in Ottawa: There are really great museums and galleries to visit

New Student Advice: Get involved in a club or student group, it’s a great way to meet new people, and to find opportunities that can positively, contribute to your holistic development. Based on your program of study and the club you interact with, there are events and programs that may deal with topics or issues that you may learn about in the classroom, and it can provide you with a great opportunity to gain real world experience with that topic as well as possibly connect you to organisations and professionals in your field of study.