Meet Our New Population Growth Services Assistant

  • Ignite
  • 2018-06-27



Fredericton born and raised Taylor Smith discovered her love for the business world when she visited Planet Hatch in Grade 11. She then officially joined our team as a co-op student in Grade 12 and became an intern that summer. Now a student at the University of New Brunswick in the business faculty, Taylor joins our team once again as the new Population Growth Services Assistant. She is excited to bring her passion for entrepreneurship and teaching to enrich the Ignite Fredericton population growth department. We sat down with Taylor and asked her to introduce herself to the Fredericton community. Here’s what she had to say:

What’s your story?

I have completed my second year of my Business Administration undergraduate degree from the University of New Brunswick. I plan to further my studies in education. In the meantime, I am learning as much as possible in the world of business and administration.

I am a supply teacher in Fredericton during the school year and get to build connections in the world of education. I am an equestrian athlete with a new horse named Greta. We train every day at Geary Hill Stables and compete in the summer around the province. If I am not working or with friends, I am at the barn!

What attracted you to our organization?

Ignite Fredericton/Planet Hatch is like a second home to me. After visiting the space in Grade 11, I knew that I had a passion for business. I completed Grade 12 co-op at Planet Hatch and then was lucky enough to stay with the team during that summer as an intern. I loved my time here. This summer, I am so happy be back! I look forward to working on the Local Immigration Partnership, a new project to me!

What are your goals as the new Population Growth Services Assistant?

This summer, I look forward to bringing together my education knowledge and my business knowledge by connecting the Local Immigration Partnership with local francophone schools. I am excited to learn more about the population growth sector and to add to the discussion.

What will you bring to your role that is unique?

Connections and networking is the key in any business community. I bring a new angle to the Local Immigration Partnership which my supply teaching background. I have worked with many new immigrants and their children, as well as with the Multicultural Association of Fredericton. I am very excited to see what changes have been made in the organization since last time.

Why did you choose to live and work in Fredericton?

Fredericton is home. It’s as simple as that! I was born and raised on the south side of Fredericton and attended Ecole Sainte-Anne.

Fredericton holds so many opportunities in the business world and beyond. I love the small town feel but yet it holds everything you need from a great university to local stores.