Angela Arsenio has a BA Honours in Sociology, with a minor in Women’s Studies and Criminology. Her undergraduate thesis was inspired by her own experiences as a young carer and was titled ‘Mothering Through the Pain: Experiences of Mothers with Chronic Illness’. She’s the Manager of the Powerhouse Project, which has the mission to support the well-being of young carers through a holistic approach to address the needs of the entire family entire family. She’s worked as a street outreach worker with homeless and at-risk youth, and at AIDS Niagara as an Education and Outreach Coordinator. Her volunteer experience includes women’s shelters, acting as a Big Sister, and work with the crisis line with the Sexual Assault Centre in St. Catharines. She feels passionately about raising awareness of young carers in her community.