Ciara was born and raised on the beautiful Vancouver Island off the west coast of Canada. She graduated from the University of Victoria in spring 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and looks forward to pursuing a career in science. Ciara loves reading, painting, walking her dogs, and has been a long time volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Victoria. She previously spent a year studying abroad in Colombia and would love to see more of South and Central America. After visiting the welcoming community of Cofradia in 2013 she was inspired to later return as a volunteer, and is very excited be a part of the incoming BECA team.