Alumnae, Celine Junke – Q & A

Hey Ocontonians!

We caught up with one of our alumnae, Celine Junke, to see what she is up to now and how her time at Oconto has helped her through the years. Celine went to camp as a camper from 1999-2004 and was a staff member from 2005-2009 and again in 2013. She graduated from McGill University in 2011 with a degree in Management.

Q: Hey Celine! What have you been up to since your summers at Oconto?

A: I currently live in San Francisco, California and work at Zendesk, a software company, where I am an Online Business Manager. On the side, I’ve helped launch and grow Teach For Canada, a Canadian educational non-profit focused on northern First Nations communities and have remained involved with Mcgill, my alma mater.

Q: What skills did you learn at camp that have helped you with your present job?

A: I’ve been successful in my current job because of my ability to build relationships, because I’m great at public speaking, and because I have a sense of adventure that pushes me to take risks. I can trace all three of these skills back to my time at camp and I know that my summers on Eagle Lake are what helped me to develop them.

Q: How has camp shaped who you are today?

A: Oconto gave me the best summers of my life and provided me with lifelong friendships. I gained female role models and mentors that allowed me to believe that women can and should lead in any setting – even in tech!

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Online Business Unit brushing up on some SQL skills

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In Dublin for work (at the Guinness Brewery)

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Presenting to startups in SF

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Out for a canoe at camp.

Stay tuned for our next alumnae catch up!

Do you have any camp stories you want to share? Send them to us at ocontosm@gmail.com!

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