fYrefly Program Coordinator
Alison Brooks-Starks went to the University of Alberta, completing her Bachelor of Education with Distinction in 2009. She received the Dean's Citation in Education as well as scholarships through varsity swimming. Alison swam breaststroke for the Pandas at the CIS Championships. After graduating, Alison jumped into the alternative education scene, working as a prison librarian; testing water quality with students on the North Saskatchewan as an interpretive river guide; and as a youth care worker at a residential ranch for boys with diverse challenges such as violence, past trauma, and mental health concerns. Alison has been working and volunteering with camps for nearly a decade as a counselor, director, chaplain, and now as the fYrefly Program Coordinator. Alison also gets into the classroom, organizing youth panels to do presentations with fYrefly in Schools. Alison has a passion for the outdoors - kayaking, cycling, and appreciating plants. When inside, Alison enjoys writing and improv acting with Rapid Fire Theatre.