Kara Gunnarson is a graduate of Queens University with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies and most recently graduated from Georgian College with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Fundraising and Resource Management. She finds that she learned the most in her post-graduate experiences in her leadership opportunities with many different clubs and committees on campus - most specifically her obsession with event planning. Her desire to become involved was largely influenced by attending the Ontario Student Leadership Conference (OSLC) in high school. She has now come full circle working with this amazing company.
A self-described wanderlust, Kara blames her childhood on her inability to sit still. She grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, Boston, Massachusetts and most recently Orillia, a small town in Central Ontario. After graduating, she travelled throughout Europe and Southeast Asia. Her favourite part about travelling is meeting new people, exchanging stories with locals and fellow travellers and experiencing the culture of a new country, city or even just neighbourhood.
Kara is extremely excited to be involved with this world-class event combining both her passion for leadership with her love for meeting new people from all over the world!