Quebec City native touches the world

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Photo: Courtesy of Lise Martel

Lise Martel in Haiti with local children during survey

Lise Martel was born in Quebec City and raised in a comfortable yet modest home in Sainte-Foy. Though her older brother was raised bilingually, politics at the time led her parents to raise Lise solely in a French environment. As a young adult, Lise set out for Nova Scotia, where she attended St. Mary’s University with the goal of becoming a teacher.