Ashleigh Taylor, a 2013 graduate of Labrador Straits Academy, is from Forteau. She is completing her post-secondary education at MUN’s Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, pursuing an environmental sustainability degree focusing on natural resource management. Ashleigh will be graduating in 2017.

Her family upbringing, love for the environment, and appreciation for the outdoors helped Ashleigh choose what to study in university. She hopes to work with the fisheries or wildlife management back in Labrador after completing her degree, but also believes there is a need for natural resource managers.

Ashleigh has also worked part time for several years as a ski instructor with the Cross Country Ski Club located in Corner Brook. She worked with grade four students, teaching them cross country skills, and says working there was a rewarding and positive experience