Meet Our Interns: Sharon Levitsky (she/her)
Sharon Levitsky graduated with an International Bachelor of Arts from Glendon College, York University in 2019. Having studied Political Science and International Studies, Sharon wants to use her abilities in communication and research to bring awareness to systemic issues that create barriers for LGBT+ communities. With experience in tourism having worked at the Ontario Science Centre, Sharon learned first-hand how important it is to ensure that all groups have access to adequate representation if we are going to encourage equality in society. Her years of experience doing customer service have equipped her to thrive in such a front-facing industry. Sharon looks forward to making a positive impact in this role and working with her new team at the CGLCC!
Get to know Sharon
- What is your role at CGLCC?
My role is Intern, Tourism Industry Specialist.
- Before working at CGLCC, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Working as a Gender Equality Officer for SUCO in Estelí, Nicaragua.
- What drew you to CGLCC originally?
The fact that it makes so much of an effort to help the LGBT+ community, which is often neglected.
- How will this position with the CGLCC help you in your career development?
I hope to develop my skills in project management, gain more exposure to a new industry, develop new meaningful connections, skills and a sense of togetherness as we work towards removing barriers for the LGBT+ community.
- Who would your dream dinner guest be?
Anna Hossnieh and Shereen Lani Younes, the hosts of the podcast Ethnically Ambiguous. I think they would make great dinner guests because they’re both hilarious and also offer amazing insights about the Middle East.