Lesley Seitz is a passionate tennis player, baker, singer, and charcoal artist who enjoys reading books by J. R. R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling, and Kiera Cass. She has achieved a Library and Information Technology diploma from the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC, and now works as a Library Technician at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Lesley has lived in British Columbia her entire life and is interested in pursuing an education towards Teacher Librarianship, which will lead to a full-time Teacher Librarian position within an elementary school library.
Lesley believes the lack of proper libraries in Canadian education systems needs to be addressed. Participating in Miss Universe Canada 2019 offers Lesley the opportunity to bring awareness to this important initiative. After visiting, and volunteering, at several schools and comparing the libraries within these schools, she has come to realize that access to knowledge entirely depends on budget. Schools with limited budgets are unable to provide students with certain experiences, which can only be achieved through a proper library.
Lesley is a passionate supporter towards the Love of Reading Foundation, which provides aid to elementary school libraries across Canada, and is focused on drawing awareness to the work the Love of Reading Foundation is currently doing in Canadian communities. To be able to assist with aiding elementary schools across Canada, is an honor for Lesley since books, and other forms of information access, have had a positive impact on her life.
Lesley hopes to enhance the lives of young people by providing them with the ability to access books within their school systems, and to improve access to education and literature for Canadian students.