Brynn is in her fourth year of studies, completing a major in Recreation Sport Studies and a minor in Business. As a member of the University of New Brunswick Reds Women’s Soccer team, Brynn advocates for participation in sport for all, and a growing passion for youth development in soccer. Brynn enjoys coaching in the community and engaging with young girls who share the same love for sport as she does. Brynn strongly believes that by keeping young girls involved in sport it will provided many opportunities for success in the future.
Andrea Creer is in her fifth year at the University of New Brunswick in her Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies with a minor in Management. Having been a multi-sport athlete for the majority of her youth, she felt a strong connection to swimming early on. Now a swim coach herself, she pursues other means of physical activity by getting outdoors for hikes, kayaking, and she also enjoys a good group workout. Her excitement for the Women in Sport stems from her experiences in sport and hopes to give others a positive and motivating experience much like her own. From these positive experiences, she believes that fostering an environment where women and girls feel included is the first step in keeping young girls in sports.
Founder & Events Director
Mikaela graduated from UNB with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2020 and is currently completing her Master’s at Ryerson University. She was a proud member of the UNB Women’s Basketball team for four years, and coached and worked for Basketball New Brunswick for two summers. The virtual platform that UNB WIS has this year provides Mikaela the opportunity to be involved in what she started last year. Mikaela believes in the power of sport to drive change, and to build strong and confident leaders. As a member of this team, she hopes to inspire girls and women to own who they are and push through any challenges or barriers they may face in the traditional, male-dominated world of sport. This is an exciting time for women’s sports and Mikaela hopes to share her passion and excitement about how women are disrupting the sport landscape with others at UNB and the wider communities in New Brunswick.
Anna Lee is a third-year student in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program. She is currently a Peer Mentor for her faculty, a KIN Society Coordinator, and the UNBSU Kinesiology Councillor.
She has been a UNBSU RedShirt, a GreenUNB Representative, and the Motionball Events Coordinator on campus. Anna Lee is part of the REDS Cross Country Team and has been involved in sports since a young age. After participating in swimming, soccer, and basketball as a child, she turned towards running as the sport that she wanted to focus on. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and volunteering in the community! She is very excited for this year because she wants to educate others about the power that young girls and women create in sport. Anna Lee believes that it is important for young girls to participate in sport, because it teaches them values that they will carry with them for a lifetime.
Sarah is a third 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 has a goal of being a special education teacher or a math teacher in the future, and she works towards this goal every day through her roles as a tutor, respite care worker, peer mentor, Math Society Co-President, Girls STEM Up executive member, and a volunteer with OPAL Family Services and Best Buddies. She loves spending time outdoors with her friends and family and spreading positivity everywhere she goes!
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.
Hannah Cormier is a fourth year Kinesiology student at UNB. She has been involved in several sports growing up and chose to focus on running during her University years. She was a member of the cross country and track and field teams and is now turning towards the recreational side of the sport. Some of her other favorite ways to stay active include: beach volleyball, hiking, biking and skiing. After graduation Hannah is planning on either pursuing a career as an Occupational therapist or a Dietitian. She has recently taken up cooking and baking and loves to make food that fuels her body so that she has lots of energy! Some of her favorite ways to stay involved in the community have been helping coach the Speeding Cheetahs running club, volunteering at the KICKED soccer program and helping out at multiple running races. Hannah is very excited to be a part of the UNB WIS club and she hopes that she can inspire young girls to stay involved in sport, as well as help girls gain self-confidence through sport.
Elizabeth Anderson is UNB BSc. Kinesiology 2020 graduate. Throughout her years at UNB she was very involved within the campus community. A few highlights being her four years on the UNB Kin society, being a member of the UNB dance team and being a part of UNB’s O-Week as both a redshirt and the Kin Faculty orientation coordinator.
Through school, she found a passion for working with the geriatric population. She is currently working full time with residents recovering from surgery and or living with short term illness/chronic health conditions; focusing on functional fitness training and ADL’s. She hopes to pursue further education within the career path of Occupational Therapy.
Elizabeth grew up through competitive sports such as hockey, soccer and dance. Competitive dancing being her main focus. Through dance she was able to travel the world to compete and perform. She enjoyed being a part of both team sports and individual competition. Elizabeth feels being a part of the sport community helped her build confidence and drive. She is looking forward to being part of the UNB Women in Sports club to continue the conversation on inclusivity of women in sports and the positive influence it can have on young athletes.
Members of the 2020 UNB Women in Sport Conference team:
Mikaela Dodig (Co-Chair)
Kelsey Bond (Co-Chair)
Andrea Creer (Delegates Director)
Sarah Kelly (Delegates Director)
Grace LeBlanc (High School Delegates Director)
Brynn Nash (Speakers Director)
Hannah Cormier (Speakers Director)
Anna-Lee LeBlanc (Sponsorship Director)
Elizabeth Anderson (Sponsorship Director)
Jenna O'Brien (Logistics Director)
Maddy Graves (Marketing & Communications Director)
Morgan Gallant (Marketing & Communications Director)
Maggie Gray (Community Outreach)
Mathew Quigley (Finance Director)