Kirsten Kruse is a University of Winnipeg Geography & French student; her focus is on human impacts on the environment. She has also studied topics around human rights issues, conflict resolution and non-violent action. Her goals after finishing her four-year Bachelor of Arts include applying for the two-year after-degree program in education at Université de Saint-Boniface to become a high school teacher. She hopes to help youth feel empowered in themselves and develop motivation to learn more about the world and how to create change. During her high school career, she was involved in her school’s Ethics team, and was excited to return to the Manitoba Ethics Bowl in 2023 as a judge. Her main hobbies include bird & wildlife photography and spending time with her loved ones.