Global Grant Scholarship
Apr 23, 2019 6:00 PM
Kassia Fardoe
Global Grant Scholarship

Kassia Fardoe is a recent graduate of the University of Alberta. There she completed a Bachelor of Science with Distinction, double majoring in Animal Biology and Psychology. Her degree included an ecological research term in Southern Africa, an internship with the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary of the United States, and a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies from the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. 

For the past two years, she has worked for the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton (BGCBigs). She is currently working out of St. Alphonsus School, but previously worked at the Africa Centre and John A. McDougall School. 

An alumna of Strathcona High School, Kassia was born and raised in the Old Strathcona / Whyte Avenue area. It was at Scona that Kassia first became involved with Rotary, having been invited to attend RYLE in 2012. She was an active member of the RYLE committee from 2013 to 2017, and continues on as a member of the RYPEN committee which she joined in 2015.

Kassia is currently in the process of applying to the London School of Economics (LSE), where she hopes to pursue a MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies. 

Kassia will be speaking to us about the Rotary Global Grant Scholarship. The Rotary Club of Camrose, and the Rotary Club of Dulwich, Peckham, and Crystal Palace have already agreed to act as her primary sponsor and host clubs respectively. She is now looking for further financial support.