Katelyn MillerVolunteer Firefighter Otonabee South Monaghan Township - Trent Student - Waitress - Supply ECE - Sibling - Rugby Player for Trent University
Katelyn's Story :
1. Who are you ?
Katelyn Miller, I’m a student at Trent University, waitress, supply ECE, youngest of 5 (3 sisters, 1 Brother), rugby player for Trent, volunteer fire fighter with OSM,
2. Why did you become a firefighter?
I wanted to help people, the same way they helped me the day my brother died.
3. What is your best/happiest/proudest moment as a firefighter?
The first fire that I ever put out last year by myself
4. What are you proudest of in your life?
I am proud to be a part of a large strong supportive family, I am proud auntie, I am proud to be a part of University Rugby Team, I am proud to have almost completed another year at University, I am proud of my Native culture,
5. What is it like being a woman in a non-traditional career?
It feels normal until people say things like “oh good for you being a women in a mans job” then it feels a little weird. I think women and men can do whatever job they want and it should not be considered pink and blue. We all want to help someone.
6. What inspires YOU?
I am inspired by the strong women in my life, my mom, grandma, sister, aunts have all made me be the person I am
7. What would you say to young women of today about life, jobs, dreams?
You are your own person, live the life you want not what others see for you