Alexane St-Amant Ringuette

Director of OIECEC and Communication advisor

Passionate about education and intercultural relations, Alexane experiences conscious entrepreneurship on a daily basis since her youngest years, since she graduated from the world’s first entrepreneurial community school. She was then already differentiating herself by her sense of initiative and persistence. She discovered early on that international development projects are a passion. During her last year in high school, she spent three weeks in Senegal for an international cooperation internship, which she financed and organized with her scout association. In 2010, the Loran scholarship award recognized her determination, commitment and leadership and offered her one of 30 scholarships among 3 500 candidates. That is what allowed her to pursue International Relations studies at the University of British Columbia. The opportunities keep presenting themselves: she studied for one year in Germany, interned as a political attaché for the general delegation of Quebec in London, and participated to an international education project in Istanbul. When she received her diploma, she achieved a dream that she had for many years: a four months backpacking trip through South America. She is actually completing a master degree in Intercultural Mediation at the University of Sherbrooke and is determined to contribute through education to the creation of a more viable world where people of all origins can live together peacefully.

She considers that her schooling in an entrepreneurial community school helped her gain self-esteem, empower herself and achieve all of her projects. She is now in charge of communications and visibility of the organization on social media.