Aïssatou Odia Barry is a student at the University of Toronto where she is currently completing her HBA. As of now, she is studying a Political Science major as well as a double minor in Cinema and Education, Aïssatou is also quite involved in the student journalism front. She has written many articles for The Varsity and The Medium, two student journals at her university. Both an avid film-lover and aspiring journalist, Aïssatou is passionate about subjects such as ADHD, pop culture, intersectionality, education and African literature. Being a native French speaker from Guinea, Aïssatou has been working as a part-time French tutor in Mississauga since 2019. After seeing the impact of receiving academic support on her students, Aïssatou has decided to expand her leadership to more disadvantaged communities in the GTA. In May 2022, she took her advocacy to the national stage and competed in the Miss Canada pageant where she placed in the top 10! If she is not writing or watching Old Hollywood movies, you can find Aïssatou bugging her roommates about her latest epiphany or napping in her cozy bed!