Full name: Nevada Smith
Alternate and way more accurate name: Powerlifting BEAST
These are a few of my favourite things:
Nevada Smith, representing the University of Regina, has officially been working as a recruitment officer for the U of R for two years. This girl can only be described as driven, and her consistent hardworking attitude and positive nature is downright contagious for those surrounding her!
To start, Nevada is a powerlifter… and I’m not just talking casually-dabbles-in-the-sport powerlifter, but full-fledged-competes-at-westerns-level powerlifter. She is the real deal, and is a mighty force to be reckoned with! Despite this, she has a balanced approach to life, saying that if she never had to sleep, connecting with family and friends would be high up on her priority list. One neat tidbit: something that really impacted Nevada was told to her by her history teacher in high school: “History is written by the winners”. While she recognized that this wasn’t something that really impacted her career decisions or education, it changed the way she critically viewed the world, and challenged how she thought in everyday life.
Additionally, Nevada has the best advice when choosing a future career, saying that regardless of what career you want, it has to fit you, even if it means sacrificing this ideal. She states that when she was in high school she “wanted to be in the RCMP. After gaining a bit more life experience, I realized that the RCMP lifestyle just wasn’t the best fit for me, and I changed my major, considered different options, and went an entirely different route”. Ultimately, Nevada is still fulfilling her passion of helping others but in a way that honours the core of who she is; a critical lesson to share!