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Thania Padillo

A first year Political Science Major at the University of Calgary, Thania is passionate about studying conflicts and cooperation within societies and is excited to bring this unique perspective to the Youth Innovation Council. Persistent and goal driven, Thania hopes to create change within the youth employment system and ensure that youth of the future do not face the hardships that youth are facing today. Although she may seem shy and quiet, she desires to be a voice for youth who feel underrepresented within society and be an inspiration to them!

Fun Facts about Thania: 

#epicfail- most embarrassing work moment
While working outdoors, it was so hot that I took off my socks and put my feet up on the table during my lunch break. As I was eating, a co-worker walked in on me and he just stared at me for a good 5 seconds and left! 

What was your 1st job
Guest Ambassador at the Calgary Stampede for the Kidz Zone.

Best work moment
Our icebreakers at the Youth Innovation Council meetings! Though we haven’t been together physically, talking about non-work related topics leads us to some very funny and entertaining topics which makes the rest of the work day such a breeze! 

Best transferable skill
Communication! Communication is one of the most essential skills for a good work environment. 

Your dream job
My dream job involves humanitarian work and helping people!

Life Motto
If you’re bored, that means you are not doing anything to create positive change. 

Fun Fact on Thania’s CV
When I was younger, I had always wanted to learn how to play the organ for church, but my parents did not have the means to enroll me into classes, so I self taught myself in a year how to play. Now, four years later, I am the leader of the choir in my religious group.”

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