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MEET THE 2021-2022 UNB WIS EXECUTIVE TEAM

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Anna Lee LeBlanc

Co-Chair

Anna Lee (She/Her) is a fourth year Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology student at UNB. She participated in many sports throughout her childhood, but turned to running as her main sport by the end of high school and currently runs for the UNB Reds Cross Country & Track and Field team. Anna Lee is a strong advocate for the power of leadership through engaging groups and sports. She participates in leadership as the UNB WIS Co-Chair this year, the Co-President for the KIN Society and motionball UNB, a peer mentor in her faculty, an orientation leader, the LEAP Conference Executive, and UNB Sustainability. She is also the nutritionist for the UNB Reds Soccer and Basketball teams along with the Caps U18 Hockey team. She is extremely grateful to have been part of UNB WIS for the past three years and being able to see this group reach many girls and women in sport as well as see success in the goals of the club. Additionally, Anna Lee believes sport is a medium where girls and women can be authentically themselves while gaining self confidence and power through an inclusive atmosphere. She is very excited to see what this lovely group of young women will be able to accomplish while promoting gender equity through the conference and many events this year. 

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Sarah Kelly

Co-Chair

Sarah (She/Her) is a fourth year Science student studying Math and Chemistry at UNB. She has been a swimmer most of her life, and is currently on the UNB Reds Swim Team while also coaching with FAST in Fredericton. Sarah is passionate about working with individuals of all ages with disabilities, and her goal is to be a teacher in the future. She works towards this dream every day through her roles as a tutor, respite care worker, peer mentor, SPRING volunteer, Girls STEM Up executive member, and this incredible WIS group on campus. 
UNB WIS has been a big part of Sarah's life over the last 3 years, and she is beyond excited to continue raising awareness and spreading positive change both on and off campus this year. Being a woman in sport is incredibly empowering, and she is honoured to be surrounded by such outstanding women in her life everyday. Sarah is incredibly passionate about inspiring people of all ages to believe in themselves while setting goals and working hard to achieve them. Swimming has taught her the importance of this over the years, and she truly believes that the lessons young girls can learn through sport are endless.

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Brynn Nash

Community Director

Brynn (She/Her) is currently finishing off her fifth and final year of studies, completing a major in Recreation Sport Studies and a minor in Business. She is a founding member of UNBWIS, previously having had the responsibilities as Speakers Director, Co-Chair and is back this year as the Community Director. As a graduating member of the University of New Brunswick Reds Women’s Soccer team, sport has been an influential part of her life for the past 18 years. Through her experiences and love for sport, Brynn advocates for increased participation and professional opportunities for women and girls in sport. Brynn enjoys coaching in the community and engaging with young girls who share the same love for the sport as she does. Leaving high-performance sport, Brynn is beginning to explore and promote the many ways women can continue to be involved in sport as they leave the playing field and take positions on the sidelines as coaches, volunteers, board members, and professionals. Brynn strongly believes that keeping young girls involved in sport will provide many opportunities for success in the future in all facets of life. Leading by example and confidence, Brynn is hopeful that the next generation of girls and women will be able to make headlines and dominate the field of sport and is so excited to showcase women already making headway through the UNB WIS Conference and initiatives this year.  

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Taylor McCarson

Events Director

Taylor (She/Her) is in her 2nd year of a Political Science degree. Taylor has been involved her whole life with sports. She started playing soccer at the age of 3 and figure skating when she was 8. She was the only daughter growing up with 4 brothers highly involved in soccer and this opened her eyes to the inequalities between men and women’s sports. Taylor spent her teenage years living in the North where she first handedly dealt with the inequalities; therefore, missing big opportunities because of her gender. It was after these experiences she began to publicly advocate for women in sport. This is Taylor’s first year with UNB Women in Sport, and she is the Events Director. Being able to help plan events for women to join, feel comfortable and supported is one of Taylor’s main goals. 

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Ashtyn Smith

Speakers Director

Ashtyn (She/Her) is in her 4th year of a Recreation Sport Studies degree, with a Concentration in Wellness. Upon graduation, Ashtyn is working to achieve her Bachelor of Education degree. This is Ashtyn’s first year on the WIS team as Speaker’s Director and she is thrilled to bring her work ethic and communication skills to the team! Ashtyn grew up playing a variety of sports but had a passion for soccer. She grew up first handily experiencing some of the bias girls face in sport, especially being the only female on a competitive boy’s soccer team. The rude and degrading comments she heard while on the pitch only made her play stronger. These experiences made Ashtyn more passionate to fight for Women in sport and stand up for gender equity. Ashtyn is ecstatic to work with empowering women who are just as eager as she is to advocate for girls’ participation and professionalism in sport. 

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Page Dick 

Sponsorship Director

Page (She/Her) is a third year student working towards her Bachelor’s in Recreation and Sport Studies, minoring in Business at UNB. Page is a passionate advocate for women’s equality and female empowerment, and she is thrilled to channel that energy for change as this year’s Sponsorship Director. She strongly believes that the education and encouragement of young girls involved in sport will help break down the barriers that women face and will help provide opportunities for girls to grow and find success, not only in sport but in every aspect of their lives. Page is excited to work with her wonderful teammates to bring the best UNB WIS Conference to life this year!

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Lily Warner

Delegates Director

Lily (Sher/Her) is in her 3rd year of the Sport and Recreation Studies Program as a transfer student upon completing her Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management at Holland College. This is Lily's first year as a part of the UNB WIS team as the Delegates Director and is looking forward to further developing her knowledge and experience in working with the community to advocate for girls and women in sport. Lily has been involved in sport since a young girl, though the majority of her athletic career was dedicated to sprint kayaking. As a female athlete, competing in national and international events, she has grasped what it takes to succeed in the athletic world as a woman. These experiences have pushed Lily to be a promoter for gender equality and a supporter of young girls and women in sport. She is excited to work with the WIS team this year to present the UNB WIS Conference to the sporting community and to continue to advocate for women in sport.

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Caroline Burpee

Operations Director

Caroline (She/Her) is in her 5th year of Electrical Engineering with an option in Biomedical. After just completing a 16 month Internship in Calgary, AB, she is excited to be back and hitting the books for her final year of study. Caroline grew up playing every sport that was offered,but particularly fell in love with basketball. Upon graduating high school, she decided to focus on her studies, but found herself missing the team atmosphere. Caroline joined the Cross Country Running team in her first year at UNB, having the opportunity to race at the AUS level three straight years. In her spare time she volunteers with the UNB Women's Basketball team and also advocates for Women in Stem. She was recently an Outreach Director for the Go Eng Girl Conference at UNB. Caroline strongly believes that women should have equal opportunities in Sport. Over the years, it has become evident that the divide between women’s and men's sports is strong and needs a change. Caroline also believes that young girls should not be discouraged from pursuing a career in sports and should always follow their dreams and goals. Caroline is excited to be this year's Operations Director on the WIS Committee and can’t wait to advocate for Women in Sport with an incredible group of ladies.