"Together, we can make change. Together, we can change the world."

Michelle Brake

My name is Michelle; I am from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am currently in my fourth year of studies at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, doing a Bachelor of Arts in Drama, Geography and Sociology.

I've been a member of the National Youth Advisory Board since 2012 and am also a Research Assistant with the project. Outside of the project I am highly active within my communities, I've been involved with youth led and oriented organizations focused youth engagement for most of my life. Youth engagement is important to me because today's youth are our future. Youth can change the world; by encourage them to share their stories and ideas we can help guarantee their success.

I'm also quite active in community theatre, from acting to costume design to stage management. I love music, art, theatre and being outdoors. I'm a big believer of arts-based expression; it is a great outlet and gives people the opportunity to express themselves in ways that they may have not thought possible.