3rd Year Nursing Student , Aurora College
Danielle Wendehorst is in her third year of undergraduate studies at Aurora College where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and serves as the President of the Aurora College Student Association. She also works as Residential Support Worker with people who have intellectual disabilities and as a Student Research Assistant with the Government of the Northwest Territories.
As she prepares for her career, she knows she will work to bring sustainability in development and healthcare to the North. “Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in the North will be a challenge,” says Danielle. “From ensuring it is culturally safe to address the already present health disparities, it will take creativity, hard work and a lot of resources.” At the Summit, she will share her on perspectives of health and living in the North.
She is driven by a love of learning, creativity and the potential for growth. Danielle takes care of herself and stays motivated by doing things that make her happy. She enjoys spending time outside in the winter, watching the Northern lights, going for hikes and spending time with friends and family.