Erin Lindskog joined Calgary Academy in her grade 12 year. Looking for a smaller environment to help her improve her grades before attending post-secondary, CA was a better fit for Erin.
“I think in a large school you can feel lost among the crowds, but at CA I was impressed with how much attention and care the teachers put into you. People cared about your future, and seemed to feel responsible for molding you in your last year.”
That last year at CA was highlighted by many community-driven events. From the beginning of the year bonding trips where she made fast friends, to an International Travel Studies trip to Vietnam, where she gained real-world exposure while volunteering at a school in a remote community, Erin immersed herself in the CA experience.
After graduating, Erin earned a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Calgary and then moved to London to pursue her true passion: baking. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu London pastry chef program, she then interned at The Ritz London to hone her craft, before looking to return closer to home.
Today, Erin is a flight attendant with WestJet who hits four cities a week on her travel schedule, and in her spare time, she’s the founder, creator, and chief pie artist at @humblepieandpeople, where she turns her pastry skills and creative passion into delicious edible art. (www.instagram.com/humblepieandpeople)
When asked what advice she’d share with current CA students, her words are all about finding your fit:
“CA is a good school in the sense that they encourage you to find your strengths and believe in them. You don’t need to fit into a mold, you can create your own thing, as long as you’re willing to put in the hard work.”
Creating her own thing is exactly what Erin’s done with her life, and we couldn’t be more proud to count her among our alumni group.