A lover of swords, writing, music, reading, travel, long hikes, and epic snowball fights, Mariette believes in bettering the world with grace and pizzazz. As part of her mission to become a socially-conscious citizen, Mariette engages her community in volunteerism, leadership, and social action via her role as the Youth Mentor of We Can Change the World Day.
A counsellor-in-training, Mariette aspires to work with youth and young adults who may be struggling during the critical periods of their lives, and guide them to be their best selves every day. As a person with lived experience, Mariette believes having consistent support makes all the difference; when someone reaches out, it empowers others to reach back.
Motivated by her love for mental health advocacy, youth engagement, and wellness, Mariette co-founded Gap-Gen (with her Partner-in-Change, Heather Skoll) and designs programs to inspire and encourage youth in their ideas, pursuits, and connections. Through this, she hopes to foster a culture of shameless idealism, compassion, and growth.