Ednna Stobschinski, an international student from Mexico studying in the School of Environmental Sciences, has also served as President of the Lethbridge College Students’ Association (LCSA) since May 2021. Before she arrived in Lethbridge, Stobschinski worked as an English as a Second Language teacher for three years, and she also completed a one-year certificate in thanatology – or grief counselling – in 2017.
Stobschinski is an environmental advocate who is passionate about the conservation and protection of all living beings, and that passion extends to caring for her fellow students. She finds joy in learning new things and enjoys being actively engaged in her community. Her mantra is “the best way to make the world a better place is by serving others and leading by example.” Her goal is to become an ecologist focused in botany, mainly focused on research and restoration work. She also hopes to become an educator in the environmental sciences field, inspiring future generations. Prior to coming to Canada, she co-founded an environmental collective organization with her peers in her hometown.
Stobschinski is currently working with the college’s AgENT program (which she has been a member of since 2019) on a pilot project to make Lethbridge College a zero-waste campus. She is also a member of the Alberta Botanical Society, where she has created educational content for its website; is a student member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee of the Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society, along with being a member of the LCSA chapter of the Wildlife Society; and is part of the Alberta Students’ Executive Council (ASEC) committee for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization.