Aveleigh Gateman was born and raised in the quaint rural setting of southwestern Ontario, Canada. In a high school surrounded by cornfields, she devoured all of the global issues and art classes she could and her passions for positive social change and creativity were ignited. She’s been traveling her own unpredictable path ever since. Aveleigh has a degree in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa, as well as an MSc. in Arts & NGO management from EDHEC Business School in France. She has spent the last 7 years turning into an expat – traveling and working throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, with 3 of those years as a dedicated member of the JUMP! Community. She loves working with JUMP! to develop opportunities for youth to create and to grow, and is excited to expand these opportunities to even more young people through JUMP’s Development Fund. When she’s not otherwise occupied plotting her next adventure, she enjoys running, hiking, yoga, painting, reading and picnicking.