Lauren is grateful for the opportunity to really become involved with the organization since she began volunteering Fall 2017, becoming a Volunteer Coordinator in January 2018. Having had her own personal experiences with eating disorders, she recognizes the importance of the work EDSNA is doing, and is excited to be involved in a greater capacity.
Lauren is a MacEwan University graduate, having completed her undergraduate degree with a major in Psychology and a focus on Eating Disorders. Increasing awareness of Eating Disorders in diverse populations, including late onset disorders, diverse ethnocultural backgrounds, and those affecting the LGBTQ2SIA+ community, is something she is especially passionate about.
Lauren also loves cooking, gardening, working out & yoga, and exploring the world. To contact Lauren, email: Lauren@EDSNA.ca
Amanda started with EDSNA in December 2018 by attending group support sessions. She began volunteering in February of 2019 during Eating Disorders Awareness Week and fell in love with both EDSNA and the work they do. After having experienced an eating disorder, Amanda hopes that her work with EDSNA will help to mitigate both the stigma and assumptions that surround eating disorders.
Currently, Amanda is taking her Bachelor of Secondary Education at the University of Alberta. Throughout her life, Amanda has felt a strong connection to education and believes that lifelong learning is necessary for personal growth. She also received her bilingual certificate in June of 2018 and speaks both French and English fluently. Amanda also loves her cat and adventuring around Edmonton.
To contact Amanda, email: Amanda@EDSNA.ca
Public Awareness Coordinator
Manda is a writer, creative entrepreneur, and communications professional with a passion for mental health and creating community. Her personal history with eating disorders has made her passionate about the work EDSNA does in Alberta, and she is very excited to be joining the team. Manda is working towards designations as both a registered mediator and trauma coach, and looks forward to bringing the training and skills to her work with EDSNA.