Dolly Cepeda Montufar: Montcalm

Dolly Cepeda Montufar: Montcalm

Dolly was born in Bogotá, Colombia and raised in Edmonton, Alberta where she swam competitively with EKSC growing up. She currently lives in Gatineau, Québec and is attending the University of Ottawa studying both chemical engineering and geography. Seeking asylum here in Canada with her family in 2005, she has felt extremely grateful and privileged to call Canada home. Dolly is passionate about climate change and equitable intersectional feminism. She is so passionate about climate change because the people who are going to be most negatively by climate change are by and large marginalized communities who contribute the least, while the people who contribute the most to accelerating climate change will be able to afford to ignore the changing climate. Additionally, she believes that everyone has the right to be treated equitably regardless of class, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, and gender; and believes that a true equitable society is impossible if it’s not governed by equally intersectional representatives. She works to help these areas at uOttawa’s women’s recourse centre and as a RISE Environmental ambassador. She is also involved as a Big Sister in the Capital region as well as a volunteer tutor at Nunavut Sivuniksavut. In her spare time Dolly loves traveling with her family, watching Brooklyn 99, going to local brunch spots with friends, writing letters, and learning as much as she can about the world we live in.