Alero Ogbeide, Helping Everyone

Name: Alero Obgeide

Age: 20

Program: Creative Writing and English Literature

Hometown: Lethbridge, Alberta


Tell me about yourself and all of the things you do at Western.

I am an Academic and Leadership Programmer at Med-Syd, a Flag Football extraordinaire and all around just a complete jock (basketball, volleyball, and track).


How did you hear about Her Campus? Why did you decide to join?

Ariel, the CC, was super aggressive about posting in various Facebook groups I am a part of, so I thought ‘why not’ and joined! Meeting cool people and writing sounds good to me.


What was your favorite thing to do in London?

Masonville? Walmart? I like walking around and seeing expensive boutique shops to look into. I usually keep busy with stuff on campus and am too involved to leave!


What did you do this summer?

I worked as a dietary aid at Windermere on the Mount retirement home. It was really cool working with people and guiding them in their nutrition!


Do you have any mottos that you live by?

It can wait until tomorrow.”


Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Justin Bieber in the early days, Twilight, and Fifty Shades of Grey. 


What's your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy participating in extracurriculars, playing rez sports, and helping kids one-on-one with academics. I’m always around people at Med-Syd and chatting while helping them out with different experiences.


Where is the best/last place you have traveled to?

I loved going to St. Martin (where sister graduated from), it was so beautiful, with amazing clear blue water to swim in and so many unique boutiques.


Do you write for any other publications/have your own blog?

In 2005, I had one of my childhood stories  “The Pumpkin Growing Competition” submitted to a Short Story Publication. I also submitted poetry to Symposium and Nome de Plume.


What is your goal for this year? 

Submit to a publication, get back to the gym, push up the GPA, end the year with a “plan,” and make the best of my final year of university!