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Cassidy Serhienko

Election Year: 2023

Election Constituency: Canada

Scholar Status: Scholar Elect

Rhodes Identifier: Prairies, 2023

Cassidy Serhienko


Cassidy completed her B.Ed degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 2021 and is in her final year of study for her BA in English Honours. During her time as an undergraduate, she has volunteered as a peer mentor, a transcriber on The Canterbury Tales Project, and continues to work as a substitute teacher in the K-12 system. She grew up on a cattle farm outside of Maymont, Saskatchewan and has participated in 4-H and other agriculture programs throughout her life. Her rural roots have encouraged her to value the importance of community engagement and leadership. She runs a social media profile dedicated to book reviews and book-related content where she enjoys moderating and participating in conversations about representation in popular literature. She hopes to continue her studies in English literature at Oxford, where she plans on focusing on contemporary feminist writing. Cassidy hopes to take her passion for literature, literacy, and education to continue to support students from rural communities as she pursues a professional career in academia as a professor.