Kaila Raimondo

Kaila Raimondo School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
I am a third year student currently majoring in Health Studies and Life Science at Queen’s University. After learning about the field of critical health promotion during my second year of undergraduate study, I was intrigued by the environmental health inequities faced by certain populations not only in the Kingston community, but also around the globe. Working as part of the CEHE team for the upcoming year, I will be focusing on the topic of urban playground deserts and continuing my studies in the fields of epidemiology, genetics and Canadian health policy. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in the medical field, centering around public health policy and healthcare consulting.

Not only will I be working as part of the CEHE team this year, but also as a Peer Health Educator and an Exercise, Disability and Aging mini-stream research candidate. Starting my own non-profit organization in 2014 geared towards the importance of sport for all, I believe that being apart of the CEHE team will allow me to expand my horizons and work towards achieving the right to play for children around the globe. Depending on the day, you can either find me playing piano, swimming, or eating copious amounts of Jolly Ranchers; my absolute favourite candy. I am extremely excited to be working under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Masuda and look forward to an amazing year.

Contact: kaila.raimondo(at)queensu.ca