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Emma Kerr
Emma Kerr

Emma Kerr

Toronto, ON

Following an exciting seven year foray into a career in archaeology at UofT and UChicago, Emma realized that her true passion was to be found supporting those who were supporting young mental health advocates. Through all of those years as a student and researcher, it became more apparent every day that the youth mental health crisis was getting worse - not better - and she wanted to be part of the solution! 

During grad school especially, Emma found that her favourite part of the day was making and finishing to-do lists, planning, and being at the top of her organizational game so that everything could run according to plan. At Jack.org, she gets to support Eric and Jesse in similar ways, to ensure that the ship sails smoothly and they can focus on leading the charge. 

Now that it isn’t her day job, you can find Emma spending her free time reading up on the latest archaeological discoveries from the Iron Age, that is, when she’s not curled up reading mystery novels with a soy latte in hand. Her favourite places to be are concerts where everyone’s singing along, the nosebleeds at a Leafs game, with her nieces watching Frozen (again), or at the local animal shelter trying not to adopt every dog and cat there. 

My mental health revolution looks like a world where young people are taught to value their mental health as much as they value their marks. One where conversations about mental health struggles are no longer hushed, and where everyone knows someone they can go to for quality support.