Student at Glendon College, York University
Born in the mountainous country of Nepal, MaryGold has a deep rooted connection with the earth and its elements. Throughout her youth, she spent a lot of time traveling back and forth between Canada and Nepal where she felt the joys of being amongst the mountains and eating lush organic vegetables yet also witnessed how climate change devastated local communities and saw remote areas lacking the basic resources. Despite being in the corporate retail industry for over a decade, MaryGold always yearned to do more to give back to others and aspired into transitioning back into her field of study, International Development.
Collectively with Iron and Earth, MaryGold is part of a team dedicated to the importance of long-lasting sustainability and providing communities with access to education and the tools necessary for them to be self-sufficient for generations to come whilst respecting their culture, traditions, and values.
Having seen the vast difference between those who have too much yet struggle to find happiness and those who have so little yet have the biggest smiles, MaryGold believes everyone can pay it forward and longs for a world where everyone is kind to one another and respectful to their environment.