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Geraldine (Nadine) Villegas

Geraldine (Nadine) Villegas

Position: Student Governor and Member of Governance Committee; 鶹ý Alumna

Date of Appointment: December 7, 2023

Education:  
2nd-year Social Service Community Worker, 鶹ý Moncton Campus
Associate degree in Internet Technology (IT) (Philippines)

Experience: Originally from the Philippines before spending time in Hong Kong, Nadine has called Canada home for more than eight years. While in Edmonton, Nadine experienced first-hand the pressing needs of the community which opened her eyes. Through this, she has developed a passion to serve. Nadine has always believed in helping others by working together to strengthen communities and improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable in our society, setting a strong foundation for future generations. Nadine moved to the east coast to continue her education and has worked in the hospitality, finance, and healthcare sectors for the last 15 years.

Behind the Scenes: During her time at 鶹ý, Nadine served as Vice President of Communications (2022-2023) and Class Representative (2022-2024) for her local Student Union. Nadine is also a member of the Board of Directors for Inclusion Advocacy, a local non profit organization. As a full-time student, Nadine juggles her studies, volunteer work, and runs a small startup business in the food industry. Nadine enjoys baking, reading, biking, snowboarding, and going to the gym. She also dedicates her time to pursuing professional and personal development opportunities.

In addition to being a full-time student, Nadine is an active volunteer in the community helping to fight homelessness and caring about people who have substance abuse problems, who are very close to Nadine’s heart. Nadine also works part-time for two non-profit organizations in Greater Moncton – Crossroads for Women, as a Crisis Intervener, establishing safety and assessing situations, making appropriate referrals to community agencies, and assisting with problem areas/barriers for women and their children living with family violence, offering non judgmental counselling and supporting residents and their decisions, and Inclusion Advocacy SENB, as a Youth Transition Program Facilitator, providing specialized support to youth with special needs and their families to improve their health and to participate in daily activities at home, at school and in the community. As part of Nadine’s job scope, she assists them and their families in transitioning to adulthood and making important decisions about the future. Such choices include future living arrangements, education, employment, finances, and community and social involvement.

Geraldine on 鶹ý: 鶹ý has always been my first choice, as I heard many great things about it. My goal has been to contribute to the College, gain knowledge, and be a part of this institution that has helped many students and communities.

鶹ý supports students in pursuing their goals and who they want to become. The College also plays a pivotal role in New Brunswick’s economy, serving as a cornerstone for community development and the province's dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem.

I’m honoured to have an opportunity to contribute to 鶹ý’s growth, helping to shape the future of our region and the next generation of students. I look forward to working with my Board colleagues to advance the College's strategic priorities and remain committed to helping others achieve their education and career ambitions. The best way to ensure progress and positive change is to participate