Rachael Sudds grew up in Belleville, Ontario, an area with one of the highest urban child poverty rate in Canada. At a young age of 12, she was very much aware of their financial situation and resolved to become self-reliant to ease the burden in the family. She did her best to support herself, even if it meant temporarily taking time off school to find employment in order to pay for her secondary education.
With hard work and perseverance, Rachael is now a fourth-year commerce student at Queen’s University. She is the Head Manager of Oil Thigh Designs, a student-run non-profit organization whose proceeds are donated to their chosen charities every year. Alongside her studies and extra-curricular activities, she is also a Partnership Coordinator for a tech start-up, DocuPet. As a student employee, she believes that having a corporate vision, encouraging connectedness, communication and diversity among employees, in addition to providing employees perceived control and progress, are the key factors for a successful corporate culture.