Hello! My name is Ashley Young from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and I am a preservice Pre-K to 5 teacher! I have been studying at the University of Regina for three years, in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Fine Arts. It wasn’t until my second year that I realized that I had a passion for teaching. That year, I applied to transfer into the Faculty of Education and unfortunately did not get in based on my minimal experience. The summer after that, I volunteered at every place I could imagine in my city of Moose Jaw and I gained some valuable experience with youth. I decided to apply again after gaining so much experience, and I thankfully got accepted. This really shows how hard work really does pay off! I believe that events in my past have led me to this profession and I’m so grateful to be studying here in Regina!