Aleisha Fernandes is a first generation Canadian of South Asian descent. She is a recent Bachelors of Health Sciences and Kinesiology graduate of Simon Fraser University in Canada and a soon-to-be MSc in Epidemiology student. She began her fitness and health journey during her undergraduate degree where she worked at her university’s recreation centre leading exercises, conducting fitness consultations, and designing promotional campaigns and events to promote active living to students on campus. She has also volunteered as a health peer educator and advocate on campus providing health information to her peers on topics such as nutrition, active living, and mental health. She has also volunteered with organizations like the YWCA and DiverseCity to facilitate mentorship programs for youth, as well as written many blogs and co-facilitated podcasts on various health topics. She has a passion for program development, research, and global health. Aleisha is excited to help empower communities through health education.