RISE Program Coordinator - Edmonton
Rea-Anna is a Jamaican-Canadian who grew up in Central Alberta. Her lived experience inspired her to pursue the study of why people do what they do and she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science in 2017. She went on to work with marginalized youth in the foster care system where she found her passion for youth development, community organization and civic engagement. She then joined RISE as an ambassador and devoted that passion to creating a community project, which inspired her to continue with A is B as a mentor and now coordinator.
In her spare time, Rea loves to direct creative projects and share the stories of the folks in her community. She shared that she's happy to find an organization with values and aspirations for community engagement that align with hers and is excited be on a journey that leads to a more activated, engaged and educated society.