Rena Lugtigheid

Rena Lugtigheid

9790 Maynard Line

Chatham, Ontario



Working Experiences:

Sodexo Canada (2015-2019)

-Presented customer service skills interacting with people and having a positive attitude while serving in a catering department and as a cashier


Redeemer University College: Student Life (Summer 2017)

-Demonstrated ambition, leadership and a desire to learn, researching restorative practices and practical ways to implement them in the university

-Delivered a peer mentorship program for students in Fall 2017


University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus (2018-2019)

-Worked as a research assistant in the entomology department, proving precision, accuracy and attention to care and detail raising insect colonies and conducting field research and lab experiments


Simply Nature Boutique (self employed since 2018)

-Demonstrated ambition and creativity through starting up a small-business




Redeemer University College (2015-current)

-Deans’ Honour List (Winter 2016-Winter 2019)

-Research Assistant with Dr. Marie Good in the Psychology department (2017)

-Research Assistant with Dr. Jim Vanderwoerd in the Social Science department (2019)

-Teacher’s Assistant in the Social Science department (2018-2019)



Christian Peacemaker Teams (Summer 2018)

-Used advocacy for social justice through writing and spoken presentations

-Visited communities and organizations to learn about peacemaking on the ground

-Observed, monitored and documented human rights violations


Refugee Law Project (Kampala, Uganda -Fall 2019)

-Demonstrated skills in positive attribution, building rapport quickly despite language barriers, working with diverse populations and tolerating ambiguity through counselling sessions, group therapy and community visits

-Practising the skill of brokering to refer clients to other community supports


Volunteer Experience:

TJ Stables’ Therapeutic Riding Program (2014-2019)

Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre (2016)

Peer Mentorship Program (2017)

-Delivered this program through assessing applications, communicating with staff and faculty, and matching mentors and mentees together

Kid’s Circle (2018)

-Served as a volunteer for a children’s bereavement group facilitating activities and interacting with the children

Redeemer University College Social Justice Club (2018-2019)

-Served as Secretary on the leadership team, organizing events for the student body

Open Homes Hamilton (2019)

-Built relationships with a refugee family introducing them to the city of Hamilton and spending time with them as a family



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