I am thrilled to be part of Leave for Change this year. I joined the University of Guelph about 2 1/2 years ago and still wake up happy to go to work. It's that kind of place. I'm originally from Moncton, New Brunswick and have lived in Guelph since I finished school in 1997 when I came to visit my brother in Guelph for a few weeks and never left. I'm married to a super awesome Guelphite named Mike and have three brilliant boys, Isaac 13, Jack 10 and Matthew 9. Our family enjoys everything to do do with keeping busy outdoors - camping, mountainbiking, snowboarding, canoeing etc. (though I leave the biking and boarding to the boys). I studied Human Nutrition and Consumer Studies at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and have worked mostly in administration and management in the areas of food and health. I have an ever growing interest and passion in issues of hunger and malnutrtion both in the developed and developing world and have the privilege of volunteering at a food cupboard, community garden and with coordinating the UofG's world record event to fight hunger. I'm hoping I can put that interest and passion to work in Nepal.