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Alumni Feature: Meet Megan Rosso
SFU Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts - Major in Communication, 2018
Megan Rosso is a Carrier Sekani woman from the Lake Babine Nation, in Northern interior of British Columbia (Burns Lake BC). She comes from the house of the firekeepers and belongs to the Caribou clan. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communication studies with Simon Fraser University in 2018. Since then, she has developed a multidimensional career as an Employment Advisor with ACCESS, a Communications lead with Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee and is an Ambassador with Skookum Social Innovation Lab in Surrey.
She values her Community relations, Civic Leadership, and Inclusivity; much of her work is focused on moving her indigenous community members forward in any way possible. Employment advising allows her to work one-on-one with community members on their employment goals, Communications allows her to share resources and information on a wider scale, and Ambassador work has allowed her to develop the network and capacity to identify and address systemic racism issues within the city of Surrey.
What drew you to your area of study?
"I spoke with an advisor about the experiences I had, and the work I had hoped to do in the future; through this discussion my advisor and I settled on a Communications major."
What is your favourite memory of your time at SFU?
"Working closely with Indigenous Student Centre on my Indigenous specific scholarships workshop, that I now offer regularly to ACCESS students."
What is your personal takeaway from your time at SFU?
"Understand that education is a journey, and your goals may change on the way, and that is OK."
What advice do you have for SFU students going through their degree?
"Enjoy the festivities, make new friends. Education is key and can take some time, but make some awesome memories too. This time is much too fleeting."