I was born and raised in Winnipeg, and spent most of my youth either playing sports, soccer and hockey mostly, or at the lake with my family, Lake of the Woods to be exact, my heaven on earth. My dad, Arthur Baragon (of Italian decent) and my mother, Jeannie McLaughlan (of Scottish decent) always taught me to work hard but to love whatever you choose to do.
I have participated in sports since I was five years old. My dad believed and still does believe that sports are one of many foundations to success in life. He taught me that through sports an individual learns not just the sport but that they also learn friendship, sportsmanship, teamwork, work ethic and many other great attributes that lead a young person to being successful.
Since I was fifteen, I have volunteered as a coach and mentor. I have been giving back to my community by volunteering in countless areas of sports, sport management, acquiring my level 2 coaching certificate and completing several leadership courses.
When I was nineteen I decided I needed to pave my own path in life so I got in my car and left for Calgary. I went to university in Calgary for a year and then decided I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life so I started working. I bought a house, got a couple dogs and had a lot of fun in my twenties.
Later I finally decided my love for law could no longer be denied so I went back to school and became a legal assistant. I also reconnected with an old co-worker and in 2010 we welcomed our daughter into the world. Shortly after that we got married and now have two boys in addition to our daughter.
After my last son was born in May of this year I realized my passion to be a lawyer could also no longer be denied or my interest learning, which is why I choose the interdisciplinary program. Although law is my passion, I am also very interested in sociology and why people and societies do the things they do.
- Sociology of law
- Human Rights Campaign
I love photography so here are a few pictures I have taken