Jessie Jawanda hails from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
For as long as she can remember, she’s wanted to be in the ocean and been drawn to marine life. Her family operated a sea-kayaking business in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Whales breaching alongside her kayak, close enough to make eye contact, gave her a deep appreciation of the environment. This year she is graduating from Dalhousie University with a bachelor’s in marine biology.
She is excited to be a Youth Ambassador aboard the Canada C3 expedition and sees it as a life-changing opportunity to explore how she can contribute to a stronger, more sustainable Canada.