Born and raised in the riding of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, Katelyn calls the village of Ailsa Craig her home. She also enjoys many of the varied aspects that the LKM region has to offer, working for the past 3 summers in the Grand Bend area. Her passion for politics was fostered through the United Church of Canada (UCC) and Ontario Youth Parliament (OYP). With the United Church, Katelyn travelled to Germany (2016) and Guyana (2018) representing Canada at international conferences advocating for youth, women, and social justice. She has been a delegate to various national and regional conferences with the UCC as well. Through OYP, Katelyn participated in leadership roles as a cabinet minister in 2017 and 2018. Her OYP experience provided her with a working knowledge of political structure and helped her build strong relationships with other like minded youth. Katelyn is currently completing her fourth year at the University of Ottawa focusing on Indigenous studies. Living in Ottawa for the past 4 years has only strengthened her resolve to make a difference in the future of our society. Katelyn plans to take the knowledge and experiences that she has acquired, while studying and living in Ottawa, back to her rural home and apply them to a career working with children and youth to guide them as they journey to achieve their own goals.