Age: 19 (August 8, 2001)
School: 2nd-Year University of Alberta Student for School Year 2020/2021
Future Goal: To continue contributing to the community through innovation and advocacy in the field of science and medicine
Written by Moradeke Ologunde, MACOY
From a young age, Devshri has constantly been an active and engaged member of the community. She has and continues to demonstrate leadership and commitment in all her endeavours.
“Out of everything that I have partaken in and enjoy doing, I am most passionate about advocacy and making a difference in the world one step at a time,” she said.
Throughout the years, Devshri has been heavily involved in school clubs, councils, and initiatives.
“I am most passionate about advocacy and making a difference in the world, one step at a time.” — Devshri Lala
In high school, Devshri was a member of groups, such as Student Council, Principal’s Advisory Council, Green Initiative, Math Leadership, Model UN and many more.
As a second-year student at the University of Alberta, she represents the Science Faculty on the highest-academic legislative body. She is also a leader for New Student Orientation and Week of Welcome.
In her community, Devshri was an executive member of the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Youth. Through this, she was awarded by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for her community involvement.
She has frequently volunteered for various organizations, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo, Western Canada Summer Games, and the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Since the age of 12, she has been volunteering actively in the community. This drive has continued through the years as she began to branch out and into municipal, provincial, national, and global impact.
She has dedicated many hours volunteering, advocating, mentoring, and most importantly, being an engaged and active citizen. Devshri is a strong role model for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and other communities.
When asked what advice she’d give to other youth, Devshri said, “Write your goals in pen and your path in pencil. Our goals and dreams should be permanent. However, the path we chose to get there can change and is up to us.”