Hope Yungblut-Anselmo is completing her doctoral thesis at Laurentian University in human studies and is a part-time instructor at Cambrian College. She teaches psychology, mathematics and physical education. This Girl Guide leader has won numerous scholarships and awards including the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award for young leaders.
Q: What motivates you?
A: I like learning new things, so I am motivated to constantly seek information. We live in such a fascinating world so there's always something new to discover.
Q: If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
A: I can't say there is any one person who I would like to meet. I love meeting everyone and hearing their stories. I particularly love meeting people who are passionate about what they do; they usually have great stories to tell.
Q: What do you enjoy about living in Northern Ontario?
A: Moving to the north wasn't an easy transition for me at first because I wasn't used to long cold winters. The key for me was learning to embrace winter activities. I now look forward to the winter as I love to ski, curl, skate, and watch the Sudbury Wolves.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I have always enjoyed working with people and learning about the world which has led to a wide range of jobs in my past and I hope that will continue.
Q: What makes you happy?
A: I like having time to read a book, listen to a CD or to spend time working in my garden. I save wild and adventure for my travels.