Johyna Jarkas: Edmonton Manning

Johyna Jarkas: Edmonton Manning

Johyna is currently working towards obtaining a Social Work degree at Grant Macewan University. She recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Sociology. She is passionate about broadening access to education globally, social issues facing Indigenous peoples, climate change and global warming. Johyna is an avid volunteer in her community and is a pillar of support, and guidance for youth. She currently volunteers with marginalized communities to tackle issues of inequality and poverty. Through a Social Work degree she hopes to be confident in her ability to bring real change and to constantly challenge the healthcare system and its practices within the global community. Johyna’s greatest commitment has always been to help those who require it the most, because she believes that there is no greater joy than being able to assist those in need to the best of her ability by giving a voice to those who are unable to speak up.