Jennifer Balaishis is Head of Guidance and Career Education with the York Region District School Board. She teaches the Grade 10 Career Exploration Course and provides academic, educational and career counselling to secondary school students. Jennifer is passionate about supporting students in their personal, educational and career development. She has worked with students in this regard on an international level both in Europe and South America. Jennifer is very interested in global education and leadership. Having completed an Honours B.A. in languages through the University of Western Ontario and a B.Ed. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Jennifer is now pursuing her Master’s in Educational Leadership through California State University, Northridge.