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I'm New Here! Alysha's Introduction.

By Samantha - Posted on 10 January 2012

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Hello everyone!


My name is Alysha Krassilowsky and I am one (of three!) of the new practicum students this year at YPSN. I came across the great work that Jennifer did on here last year and as a fellow blog enthusiast, I thought that it would be fun to become a part of it!


A bit about myself:


  • I am in my fourth year of the Social Work program at Uvic and between the months of January-April I will be around the organization and taking part in various programs four days a week. My main focus at the moment is on this placement so I hope to have the chance to meet the majority of individuals involved and really get a grasp on YPSN and all that it has to offer!

  • I am originally from a small mining community in Northern Manitoba where I lived until I was 17, at which point I moved to Calgary, Alberta. After two years spent there and the discovery that the city just wasn't for me, I made my way to Victoria where I have been living for four years. I really appreciate this city, and I can't imagine being anywhere else at this point.

  • I am naturally a little bit shy, but I love meeting new people and jump at any opportunity to sit down with someone, grab a coffee and have a conversation – about everything and anything!

  • In my spare time you will either find me sitting with my nose in a book, experimenting with food and updating my cruelty-free food blog, making art, or wondering around outside searching out new bugs (I find them incredibly fascinating!)

  • Most of my experience thus far has been working with children and youth in a variety of settings. I have worked within a diversity of areas such as Adaptive Recreation programs and the Wilderness School through the organization Power to Be, Oaklands Out-Of-School Care, 1:1 support work through Boys & Girls Club, as well as smaller community craft groups.



This is my first opportunity to work with families directly and I hope to learn so much through YPSN participants and offer as much as I can from my experiences so far. If you see me around, feel free to stop and have a chat at any time – I'll be looking forward to it.


Oh – and if you have any suggestions for what you would like to see on this blog in the near future, be sure to let me know either through comments or in person. I really liked the idea of listing “things to do around the city” the way that Jennifer had been doing so perhaps I'll start with that! Check back soon.