Annelies Yates, from Vancouver BC, is a 2021 graduate of Prince of Wales Mini School. The Mini School is a Vancouver School Board program that accelerates the academic curriculum to make space for enrichment activities that challenge students in a broad range of subjects. Throughout high school Annelies has volunteered with the ecological restoration group Pacific Spirit Park Society. She has interests in English and writing, winning the Prince of Wales 2021 Writing Award and working on the yearbook as Copy Editor. For the past two years, Annelies has worked for Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society, a non-profit organization that turns urban spaces into gardens and farms that provide food for their neighbourhoods and school communities. 

Annelies will be pursuing her Bsc. in Biology, and hopes to contribute to ecological research in her future studies.