Trevor Gooden is a Queen’s University economics student dedicated to the empowerment and education of Black Canadian high-school and university students. Throughout his time at Queen’s Trevor has used his efforts to rewrite and reimplement academic leave policies at the university to better suit the needs of his fellow students. He chairs his department’s Economics Society where he is working to build industry networks among Queen’s students and its alumni to ensure effective professional mentorship post-graduation.
Recently, Trevor has refocused his efforts to making the voices of his fellow students heard and directing them to make a perceptible impact. As such, Trevor is working with numerous African/Caribbean student associations in universities across the country to develop a coordinated voice among the Black Canadian students. These partnerships include a series of events to be held in the advance of the 2019 elections that will educate students on available electoral prospects. It will be a first-of-its-kind series of events coordinated by major Black student associations across Canada and Ontario.
Trevor is working towards leaving a tangible impact on Queen’s Black student community. He is aspiring towards a career in management consulting after graduation.