Alumni Profile - Brenna Scott

Alumni have always played an important role in the University community and the U of L Alumni Association (ULAA) has been key in that process. Whether at ULAA executive meetings, or board and senate meetings, this diverse group represents U of L alumni around the world.

But just who are they? Get to know your ULAA council members through this series of profiles.

Meet Brenna

Brenna Scott with her beloved dog, Waffles.

She’s a passionate volunteer with a penchant for organization and a dog named Waffles. U of L Alumni Association Vice-President Brenna Scott (BA ’16) shares these and other things you might find interesting.

Name: Brenna Scott

Role on the ULAA: Vice President

Hometown: Calgary, Alta.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Major: English

Student Clubs/Activities: University of Lethbridge Students’ Union

Current Job: Administrative Assistant at Select People Solutions

Favourite U of L Memory: Advocating on behalf of students during my time as Students’ Union President

What is the first thing you want people to know about you? I am passionate about writing and volunteering in the community; I have Crohn’s disease; and I have a wheaten terrier named Waffles who I am absolutely obsessed with. (I also could not pick just one thing to share).

What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing you love? I absolutely love organizing and sometimes have to restrain myself from organizing someone else’s desk during meetings.

What is your favourite fail? (A time when an apparent failure was for the best). My favorite fail is definitely when we bought our puppy Waffles. At the time, my spouse and I lived in a basement suite that had a clear “no pet policy” but, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to follow the rule because I fell in love with the dog (and who can say no to love?). As a result, we ended up buying the puppy and, in turn, for the first month he came absolutely EVERYWHERE with me. It all worked out in the end though because our landlord at the time was a realtor and ended up finding us our first home. We always joke that we bought our first home not for us, but for our dog.

What is the best investment you’ve ever made? (Can be money, time, energy, etc.) The best investment I’ve ever made was definitely my degree. I learned so much in those five years, not only through my classes, but through the experiences I had that helped shape me into the person I am today.

What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months? I bought entry to the Colour Fun Run when my work decided to enter a team and it was definitely a great use of my money! I have always wanted to do a Colour Run. We had a blast getting colour thrown at us and took loads of photos once we were all colourful. If you haven’t participated in the run before I would highly recommend it!

What belief, behaviour or habit has most improved your life since graduation? Always being open to meeting new people. You never know how those connections will positively impact you down the line. Find something you are passionate about and get involved! That is the best way to meet like-minded people.