Amélie Crasci was born in Montreal, Quebec, to a French mother and Sicilian father. Having immigrant parents taught her some valuable life lessons: first, to work hard and to never give up; second, that Canada is a land of opportunity for all; and third, to be proud of her cultured roots wherever her life takes her.
Growing up, Amélie was always very active and disciplined; she juggled dancing for 10 years (including ballet, jazz, and hip-hop); playing the piano for 8 years; and taking Italian classes for 12 years, while being a student in the international program of her high school, where she also learned Spanish and maintained an honor roll status nearly every semester.
With her strong passion for helping others, and her fascination with how the human mind operates and can affect us all in so many ways emotionally, Amélie began her studies in psychology at Dawson College (Montreal, Quebec), where she was on the Dean’s Honour List every semester. She then continued to pursue her studies at Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec), where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2016. Although Amélie did not work in the field of psychology post-university, her studies definitely served her in understanding better human beings as a whole – a skillset that Amélie believes is essential for everyone to have.
Knowing that a person can accomplish anything they put their mind to, as well as always having a keen interest in the beauty industry, Amélie challenged herself to take on more courses and obtained certifications in Microblading, Eyelash Extensions, and Keratin Lash Lift and Tints from Roselisa Academy in 2016 (Montreal, Quebec). She then began her entrepreneurial venture through running her own beauty business by offering mobile services to clients in Montreal and surrounding areas from 2016-2018. At the same time, Amélie was selling makeup and skincare products for the direct sales company Younique. However, Amélie’s self-challenges did not just stop at beauty; Amélie always loved traveling and dreamed of one day becoming a flight attendant since she was a little girl, and so she graduated in Flight Attendant Initial Ground School and did exactly that from 2017-2018 for WestJet Encore, while being based out of Toronto, Ontario.
Among other certifications that Amélie obtained include Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) (2018), and Professional Sales (2018). Amélie was able to land herself a job as a Sales Teacher at English Montreal School Board (EMSB), where she taught immigrants from around the world in different community centers, how to become a Sales Representative in Quebec. Amélie also tutored English, French, and psychology to high school and/or university students and volunteered to help elementary school students in after-school daycare with their English and French homework in Montreal, Quebec. Moreover, Amélie worked as an “Aid for Seniors” for the city of Pointe-Claire, Quebec, where she helped senior citizens of Pointe-Claire aged 65 and over with their house cleaning, as well as organized and shopped for their bingo events at their city hall and chaperoned their field trips.
Despite her vast academic and work background, Amélie still felt like she was not using her full potential in life, and therefore is currently a full-time student taking advanced mathematics and sciences as prerequisite courses for the intensive nursing program that she hopes to enter next year. Amélie’s dream is to become an aesthetic and/or dermatology nurse and to run her own medical aesthetic clinic, with the goal of instilling confidence in patients by making their inner beauty shine on the outside!
While being in school, Amélie is an on-call part-time Sales Teacher as well as a part-time receptionist at a high-end beauty spa. As hobbies, Amélie enjoys reading motivational and self-development books; writing poems; boxing and kickboxing; yoga; working out at the gym; listening to music; dancing; traveling; and spending quality time with family and friends. Amélie also models for Montreal local photographers in her spare time.
Finally, as a teacher and recurrent student, Amélie values education very much. She is aware that there are third world countries that cannot afford schools, materials, and teachers, and would want to help rectify this situation wherever she can. Something that Amélie always wanted to do was visit one of these countries as a volunteer to help in the education system, whether that be teaching free of charge; helping build a school; or donating an abundance of school supplies and materials.
No matter in which way she is making a difference, Amélie also wants to be an inspiration to other young women around Canada (or even the world), by being the face and name behind a leading example.