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Jeanelle Desjarlais Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator

Jeanelle Desjarlais, Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator, is Plains Cree from Moosomin First Nation, Treaty 6 Territory. She is passionate in supporting Indigenous youth that are pursuing their professional and personal goals as she understands the challenges and gaps to employment and education. She believes that it is important for Indigenous students to be connected to culture and community on campus while navigating their post-secondary journey. This supports those who need a place to feel welcome, respected, and empowered during an important phase of growth and development.

Jeanelle has Bachelor of Arts Degree in Aboriginal Public Administration from the University of Saskatchewan and has work experience in various coordinating and administrative roles in non-profit organizations and Indigenous governments and institutions – all in the framework of promoting Indigenous culture and advocacy. Her training includes Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST), Trauma Informed Care, and Motivational Interviewing.

Jeanelle is a mother of two boys and enjoys beading, sewing, and spending time with family.