Ashley Sheppard is an international relations and communications specialist with over six years of experience living and working abroad. She is fluent in Japanese, French, and Spanish, with conversational capacity in Mandarin. Ashley earned her master’s degree in international relations at McMaster University and has volunteered in Europe and South America for the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Amnesty International, and WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms).
Ashley has spent seven years working in higher education, specifically in the international department, and brings a wealth of knowledge on the topic of teaching intercultural competencies to youth. She has taught students of all ages, from elementary to university level, and is passionate about learning and creating inclusive environments in which individuals from all backgrounds and experience levels can thrive.
Ashley is a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band of Newfoundland and takes great pride in her indigenous heritage. She is an avid lover of all things theatre and has acted in many community productions at her local theatre in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. In the summer, you will find her outdoors, taking advantage of all the beautiful nature the east coast has to offer with her dogs, Millie and Watson.