Laurier’s Campus Ambassador: Adrian De Meo

At Textbooks for Change, our Campus Ambassador Program has been a fun way to connect with the campus community while providing awesome experiences for motivated students.

Name: Adrian De Meo

Age: 20

Program: 3rd Year Communications

School: Wilfred Laurier University

Favourite part of Laurier: My favourite part of attending school is the independence of living on your own and the social experiences through new friends and class groups.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. What are you up to now? What do you like to do outside of school/work? Some goals?

graduated Abbey Park High school with honours and completed the specialist high school skills major program of business. I am originally from Oakville Ontario and am the middle child of three brothers. I am extremely self motivated and strive to live life to its fullest. Outside of school I enjoy hanging out with my friends and playing sports such as soccer or ball hockey.

How and Why did you get involved with Textbooks for Change?

I got involved with T4C through the previous ambassador at Laurier. I saw the T4C drop box on campus and read up on it. I thought it was a great idea that helped benefit university students around the world and a variety of charities and social groups at the same time. I think that if everyone took even a little time out of his or her lives to help out with a good cause the world would be a much better place.

If you were able to meet a younger student studying a similar program in Kenya, what advice would you give to them?

If I had the chance to meet a younger student studying in Kenya I would tell them to look for opportunities to become involved in their school and community because that’s where you are able to truly show yourself and make a mark in your community. As well as build connections with friends and others that are essential in life.

What is your best memory from university so far?

One of my fondest memories from university so far would have to be O-Week of first year. I meet some of my closest friends at university through the activities on O-Week and was able to become more comfortable with the school and my peers. I had loads of fun in the day-to-day activities and learned a lot about what I had to look forward to in the years to come.

If you are interested in becoming a Head Campus Ambassador or becoming more involved with T4C on your campus, email info@textbooksforchange.ca or visitwww.textbooksforchange.ca for more details.