My name is Shannon Strelioff and I am a second year Geographic Analysis student at Ryerson University. I lived most of my life in Richmond Hill and two years ago I moved out of home to the downtown core of Toronto! In the future I hope to work for Environmental Canada dealing with wastewater and water quality monitoring. I also take interest in the education system and have been considering teaching at a high school level.
Besides school, I carry many other interests. I absolutely without a doubt love music and even though I’m no Jimi Hendrix guitarist, I enjoy jam sessions with a couple good friends. The winter season is also very important to me as I love a weekend getaway of some snowboarding.
I am taking CINT 912 Field Experience mainly for a new experience. I enjoy travelling and I feel that this field experience not only allows me to see a different side of the world, but with a very important purpose. After the events of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill I felt completely useless and had no idea how I could get involved to help. This experience allows me to make a difference.
Going into this experience I hope to learn many new things and accomplish different goals. I hope to enhance my skills with collaborative group work, gain more understanding about different cultural groups, and successfully participate in hands-on field work with community development.