Hometown: Maple, ON
Languages: English, Russian, Romanian
Occupation: Project Coordinator (Business Technology Group)
Svetlana is a first-generation Canadian who is currently working in the field of business technology. Having been born and raised in Moldova, one of the least developed countries in Europe, she was determined from a young age to not be held back by her circumstances. She moved to Canada to pursue her education and graduated with an honours degree in finance from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Led by her interest in this field, Svetlana spent over 2 years working in personal banking, where she earned the Top 10% in Canada award for her performance. She used her academic and professional experience to design a free financial literacy program for women across Canada. This initiative, FinPowered, provides accessible and informative workshops in the face of a global recession.
Aside from her interest in finance, Svetlana always had a passion for pageantry and performance. She first joined the Miss Universe Canada pageant in 2019 and earned the title of Miss Tourism World Canada. Later that year, she represented Canada at the Miss Tourism World pageant where she placed as the 1st runner up among 67 competing countries. Svetlana’s dream is to represent Canada on the Miss Universe stage and help women across the world gain financial empowerment.