Name: Mary Tress

Nickname: Ramy / Poppins

Age: 17

School: Eastview Secondary School!!

Future Ambitions: I hope to work in international development some day.

Favourite Quote: “You only get one shot at this, so don’t mess it up.” –Mr Taylor.
I am someone who learns primarily by making (sometimes horrendous) mistakes, so this doesn’t seem like the obvious choice for my favourite quote. But that’s one of the challenges in Global and in life, you only get one shot, so when you do mess it up, it’s all about making the best of it.

Why was I interested in Global?
When some of the previous years’ Global students told me about the program it seemed really intense. But they had nothing but good things to say about it! Right from the beginning it seemed like something I wanted to do. Just the name of the program, Global Perspectives, was perfect, given that I want to work in a global industry.

Favourite superhero: Recyclops

Something I did in Global I never thought I would do: Start a blog

Blurb About Me

I like trying everything. I’m not really all that good at any one sport or instrument or school subject, but learning new things is what I love to do. Obviously, this isn’t a sustainable lifestyle as at some point everyone has to stop studying and start doing something. There are some big topics that interest me though, namely human rights, poverty and the environment. I think with interests like this, which change all the time, I can keep learning for the rest of my life and never have a complete knowledge of them.