Brianna Pamenter was an exceptional student who had a thirst for knowledge and a drive to make the Human Services field more accepting and inclusive for not only the community at Westervelt college but for her own in Oakville. While still a student, Brianna was presented with an opportunity to volunteer with a child identified on the Autism Spectrum who was facing barriers within his school setting and, through that, struggling within his home environment. Brianna jumped at the opportunity to support this child and his family, which constantly evolving in her own studies at school. During her volunteer hours, Brianna opened up a whole new world to this individual through modified behavioural programs as well as constant structure, communication and reinforcement, which in turn helped to build bridges not only in the school environment but also within his circles of support.
During her practicum, Brianna received several nominations for the externship award for outstanding performance. She graduated with honours, was the DSW Valedictorian, and is a member of the DSW Professional Advisory Committee. She works at several jobs supporting a vast clientele of different ages and abilities and still finds the time to volunteer in the Human Services field.
Brianna’s positive attitude, dedication and passion for her career choice are outstanding, and Westervelt College’s instructors note their exceptional pride in Brianna as a graduate and of her accomplishments.