Current Place of Residence: Montreal, QC
University: McGill University
Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Commerce
Joanna Klimczak, a native of Niagara Falls, is an entrepreneur with a passion for leveraging business, technology and innovation to solve social problems. In high school, she created an organization called Hand in Hand, to empower youth and help children around the world gain access to education. In 2014, she graduated from McGill, where she majored in International Management and received the Scarlet Key Award for her research and resulting co-creation of an academic Concentration in Social Business and Enterprise. During her undergrad, Joanna also co-founded MyVision, a global movement mentored by Nobel Laureate, Muhammad Yunus, of students creating social businesses and cultivating student social entrepreneurs. Joanna speaks five languages, is a competitive dancer and an avid runner, having recently completed a half marathon on the Great Wall of China.