Beth Chandra grew up acting — in drama club and on the improv team — and this past year she directed the Christmas play at her church. She also participated in her high school's musicals as a choreographer. In her final year of high school, she used her skill set, along with a number of other student leaders at Woodstock High School, to create a video about sexual assault and consent. The project was recently awarded one of the 2017 Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick Awards.
A Bachelor of Science student, Chandra has an interest in both biology and psychology. She says being awarded the Bell Achievement Award was an honour.
"I was excited and maybe a little surprised," she says.
At Mount Allison she has been involved with the Big Buddies program, Shinerama, and Relay for Life. She plans to get even more involved in the community in her second year.
One of the things she has enjoyed most about her experience so far is living in residence.
"I was worried about residence life before I arrived," she says. "But it is a lot of fun and so easy to find someone to hang out with."