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Meet the LMMI Assistants

Meet the fabulous new team of LMMI assistants, Emma Doucette, Heidi Haering and Cat Noseworthy, three UPEI students who have been instrumental in many of the exciting new initatives. 

Emma Doucette - LMMI Digital Assistant 

1. What was your first connection to L.M. Montgomery? 

Growing up on the island, we hear about Anne of Green Gables and L.M. Montgomery very frequently. The first time I watched the Megan Follows Anne movies, I was about 6 or 7 and I really enjoyed the story, and I read a picture book version of Anne of Green Gables soon after. 

2. What do you do for the LMMI? 

I help run the LMMI's social media platforms, and write blog posts. 

3. Favourite Montgomery book and why.

Emily of New Moon, because when I was young, I found it easy to relate to Emily because of our similar names, similar looks and how we were both growing up on island farms. 

3. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a third year student at UPEI with a major in History and a minor in Business. A few years ago, I graduated Holland College’s Tourism program. I’ve been working in the tourism industry on PEI for the last 11 years and hope to continue in the future. I live on a hundred-acre organic farm, and I love walking my dog, Sadie, and having home cooked meals with my family. My hobbies are singing and playing guitar, baking, and reading. I enjoy watching shows like Gilmore Girls, Parks and Rec, and Outlander.

 

Heidi Haering

1. What was your first connection to L.M. Montgomery? 

My first connection with L.M. Montgomery was watching the CBC Miniseries of Anne of Green Gables with my mother.

2. What do you do for the LMMI? 

I am currently working on a mapping project. We are hoping to map where readers of L.M. Montgomery are in the world and encourage connections and collaboration between fans of all ages and locations.

3. Favourite Montgomery book and why.

Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon are both favourites, but working with the L.M. Montgomery Institute has opened my eyes to new titles and I plan to broaden my horizons over the next few months. The Anthropology student in me is very intrigued by the scrapbook and L.M. Montgomery, the person, so her journals will probably be my next read.

4. Tell us a bit about yourself. 

I am a third year Anthropology major, minoring in Philosophy and Biology. My interests include art, culture, design, travel. I have a background in the design and technical production of soft goods (textiles, home decor) and also cook a pretty good vegetarian meal. Some memorable moments in my life are: going on a week-long kayaking trip in Haida Gwaii, traveling solo in Germany and the UK, spending an evening at The Magic Castle, taking the train up the west coast of the United States, spending the day at the Alhambra in Granada and visiting the La Brea Tar Pits.

Catherine (Cat) Noseworthy

1.What was your first connection to L.M. Montgomery? 

My first experiences that I remember is of reading Anne of the Green Gables in elementary school and then performing in Anne of Green Gables the Musical in 2007.

2. What do you do for the LMMI?

For the LMMI, I work as a Student Research Assistant, and more recently, I have taken on the role of Editorial Assistance for the JLMMS.

3. Favourite Montgomery book and why.

Anne of Green Gables is my favorite book because Anne is such a quirky and fun character with an easy-going perspective on life that I wish I had been able to have in my childhood.

4. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I'm a 4th year double major in Psychology and Religious Studies. Next year, I will be completing my Honors, and after that, I plans to apply to the PsyD program at UPEI which will begin in September 2019. I volunteer at Glen Stewart Elementary School and as a catechism teacher for my local parish. I love my dog Lottie, binge-watching television on Netflix, and settling down with a cozy blanket and a book.