Bruna Guarino Moraes – President
I was born and lived most of my life in Brazil and the socio-economic inequality in the Country always moved me. I also had the opportunity of living in a suburb near Chicago and the contrast between the two living experiences allowed me to realize how essential education is for the development of more equalitarian societies. From then on, I not only decided to invest my time in seeking as much knowledge as possible, but I also made it a priority to pass it on. I was able to implement this while working as a Volunteer Teaching Assistant for a program called “Youth and Adult Education” in Rio de Janeiro, where I helped teach mathematics and physics to promote education for those who had not had the opportunity to attend school during childhood.
I am a Civil Engineering student, wishing to specialize in the environmental area, transferred from my previous University in Brazil, where I had studied for five academic semesters. After spending one year as an exchange student at Concordia, I decided to transfer, considering how I had really enjoyed living in Montreal and studying at Concordia. Participating in Concordia’s community has truly enriched my experience in Canada, such as being Captain of the Concordia Concrete Toboggan Team from the Concordia Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), where we build sustainable skis and compete in the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR).
I have always been passionate about helping the community and improving the environment and hope to fulfil this passion professionally. I recognize the world is in crucial need of change and I believe it is possible to make a difference, mainly through education.
I am very honored to be the President of the 61st Garnet Key, an exceptional Society that directly connects change and education. I am confident this will be a unique opportunity to represent Concordia and have a positive impact in our community, while working alongside an amazing group of culturally and intellectually diverse individuals.