Hello to everyone that has come to the Miss Alberta World page! My name is Natasha, and I am the current reigning Miss Northeastern Alberta World 2019. I am 26 years old, and a Bachelor of Science Graduate from the University of British Columbia. I was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada, spending much of childhood growing up on a small farm in the Nicola Valley. Upon graduating from university, I moved to beautiful Cold Lake, Alberta, which I have called home since 2014.
For those that have known me from a young age, my venture into pageants has come as a bit of surprise. I grew up as a farm kid: I helped out around the farm, cared for our various animals, rode horses, and biked around the neighbourhood with the other ranch kids. Away from the farm, I drag raced cars (from the age of 11 to 18), and travelled off the beaten trail in various countries from China to Bali to Germany. So needless to say, when I wasn’t losing my rubber boots in a mud hole, I was up to my elbows in engine oil and grease, or off on the next greatest adventure. Today, when I am not at work, volunteering in the community or getting ready for Miss World Canada, I enjoy being out on my dirt bike, spending time with family and friends, cycling up a storm at spin class, camping or enjoying the great outdoors with my boyfriend and my dog, Stella.
The main reason I decided to join Miss World Canada was because it gives a voice to young women around the world, so they can speak about the causes that are near and dear to them. In my case, promoting the importance STEM-based education. While at university, I gained a vast knowledge of not only scientific facts and figures, but also various communication and research skills; that once I graduated from UBC, I was shocked to find that others had not had access to these universal skills. After countless responses to my friends’ faux scientific Facebook posts (I’m sorry to my friends that I annoyed with my research :P), I founded a science blog, Schrodinger’s Cat, for the very purpose of debunking pseudoscience and exposing everyday science to everyone. And it was about 8 months into founding my blog, and wishing to spread my message of science further, that I discovered the Miss World Canada system.
In addition to my main platform, I have been getting involved in local community groups, and am planning various projects, such as my care package project for the Cold Lake’s Women’s Shelter and my blanket drive for the local animal shelters this coming Fall.
I am unbelievably grateful for the opportunities that I have been blessed with on this journey to Miss World Canada, and the many things that I have learned along the way, including, a new sense of self confidence, public speaking, and project management and collaboration. I can’t wait for all this journey will bring. I hope that you will all stay tuned to mine and my fellow delegates’ posts as we continue on to Miss World Canada.
Miss Northeastern Alberta 2019
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