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Kirstin Galata

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Kirstin has been telling stories from as far back as she can remember. She carries a pen and notebook with her at all times to document moments of inspiration in her daily life. She is especially inspired by the incredible work YU is doing to build meaningful relationships with vulnerable youth; fostering their emotional, physical, social, spiritual and mental health.

Graduating from Ryerson University with a degree in Professional Communications, it has always been Kirstin’s goal to tell stories that matter. In efforts to hone in on her writing, research, social media, marketing and communications skills, Kirstin went back to school to complete a postgraduate certificate in Public Relations from Humber College. She is honoured to have the opportunity to creatively communicate the vision and mission of YU with the world. Not to mention the personal stories of youth and youth workers who have been impacted through transformative relationships, programs, safe spaces and the love and support of YU’s partners.

Kirstin enjoys connecting with others to discover what motivates them to get out of bed each morning. She is a firm believer in God’s plan and feels blessed to learn from all the unique people who have entered her life. Her hope is that her passion for the youth YU serves will shine through in the stories she delivers across all channels – social media, website and newsletters.

In addition to her love of writing and storytelling, Kirstin enjoys exploring the outdoors with her friends. You can most likely find her hanging out at the beach, at the park with a good book, in the kitchen creating new recipes or hiking up a mountain. She is new to Vancouver and most excited about meeting new people and pushing herself to do things outside her comfort zone.

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