Alexandra Ages: Victoria

Alexandra Ages: Victoria

I am a settler on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen-speaking first peoples, specifically that of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples, which encompasses the federal riding of Victoria, British Columbia. I am incredibly passionate about promoting activism, social justice, and long term sustainable development. Currently, I am in my fourth year of receiving a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Victoria, with a minor in Applied Ethics. I focus primarily on the impact of imperialism in the Middle East, with a regard to combat ethics and military history, and have published papers with the IN/VERSIONS journal and the Sophia journal of UVic on the topic of military interventions within the MENA region. In my professional life, I run the food bank at my student society, and am one of the chapter leads with Meal Exchange UVic; in both of these capacities, I work to create programming on food literacy and access. I’m also a member of the G(irls) 20 program, Girls on Boards, and was in the first cohort of young directors. I care deeply about the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the goals relating to zero hunger and to gender equality, and volunteer with the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation to help support their youth-led SDG bootcamp. In my spare time, I volunteer with UVic’s Students for Literacy Foundation as a reading mentor, and would love to pursue a career that encompasses sustainable development while also helping children.