Chetna Sharma, 24, is a Northern Development officer with the Ministry of
Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. She is a graduate of the John
Molson School of Business at Concordia University. She is involved with
several community organizations including Cultures of North Bay, Young
Professionals in Business, and the Newcomer's Network.
is your greatest accomplishment?
A: If I had to pick one thing, I would
say my proudest accomplishment
has been attending a school in
Nepal that was founded by Mother
Teresa. That experience helped me
to not only understand the meaning
of generosity and kindness, but
also live it. My friends and I would
donate food and collect money to
build shelters for the homeless. It is
amazing to see what a group of 10
and 11 year olds can accomplish
with a little bit of encouragement.
Q: Who is your most valued mentor?
A: My family, friends, and colleagues
have all been very helpful and
Q: What do you love most about North Bay
and area ?
A: Even though I have lived in seven
different cities around the globe,
North Bay has been a home-away
-from-home. It has truly proven to
be the "gateway" of opportunities.
I was hesitant to move here alone,
but the community has really shown
me what it means to live in a caring
and compassionate city.
Q: What else would you like to
A: In this fast-paced society, it is very
easy to forget the small things
in life. I want to make sure that,
as I live each day, I am able to
appreciate, acknowledge and
be thankful for the smaller and
beautiful things life has to offer.