Desiree Mensah

Desiree Mensah, seen from the waist up, wearing a black turtleneck, long black hair, and smiling

Desiree is an alumni of EMPaCT.

I was raised by a single mother who had recently immigrated to Canada from Ghana. As a first-generation child, I have seen the difficulties of transitioning into Canadian culture/workforce and the struggles of raising a family on a single income. I am a black woman and a member of the invisible disability community.

I am a proud advocate of providing equitable health services especially for lower socioeconomic communities. I hope to continue to provide awareness on racism, feminism, sexual assault, systemic inequalities, mental health and well being.

Graphic of puzzle pieces and the title EMPaCT