Our ambassadors are elite athletes from all sports. They are here to contribute their valuable time and provide positive, empowering role models for our girls. Their interviews are inspiring and they will visit our girls as time permits. They can be contacted any time and we assure you they will respond to our girls with any kind of help can they could provide. Most of our ambassadors are Olympic or National athletes and they are a part of our Just like a Girl family.
Emma Wright is five-time Ontario Provincial MVP and a member of Canada's National Team Program since 2010. She competed in multiple Youth and Junior National team events including Pan American Game and World Championships. Emma helped Team Canada to quarterfinals of 2016 Olympic Qualification Tournament; missing ...Olympic berth by one goal after falling 8-7 to Italy. She has played in numerous international tournaments for Canada, including FINA World Championships, Pan American Games, Super World League Finals and FINA World Cup. Emma is currently a starter on the Women Water polo team of University of California, Berkeley. She was named as an ACWPC All-American Honorable Mention as a freshman. Apart from her athletic career Emma also earned ACWPC All-Academic Excellent Status.
Claire Started playing water polo at age 16 after her siblings had played for several years. She Completed second year of undergraduate degree in Health and Human Sciences at Loyola Marymount University but redshirting for two years to train for Rio 2016. Claire loves trying new sports like beach volleyball and soccer.... In the five short years since she started playing water polo competitively, Claire Wright has made numerous international appearances. She won gold medals at the 2011 and 2013 Junior Pan Am Games and competed at the 2012 FINA World Youth Championships as well as the 2013 FINA World Junior Championships. Currently redshirting, Wright has played collegiately at Loyola Marymount University where she earned All-Conference second team honours in 2013 and 2014 while appearing in 55 games.
Rebecca began playing for the Shadow Water polo club at age 11 and continued on to play for the Ontario Women's U14, U16, and U18 Teams; traveling to international tournaments in Hungary, Czech Republic, and Slovenia, and the United States. She joined the Canadian National team in 2010 for two years, ...before attending the University of the Pacific on a full NCAA D1 water polo scholarship. During her time at Pacific she was a starter for the team and averaged about 26 goals per season. She won the Coaches award during her Senior year playing for Pacific. She has also trained with National teams around the world such as the Hungary, Thailand and Barbados teams. Upon graduating, Rebecca became the Graduate Assistant Coach for the University of the Pacific's Men's and Women's team for 1 year. She is currently living in Bangkok, Thailand where she teaches and also coaches/trains with the Thai National Women’s Water Polo team.
Valeria Rojas was born in Lima, Peru but was raised in Vancouver, British Colombia until she was 7, when her family moved to Ottawa. Once in Ottawa, Valeria started playing water polo with the local water polo club. Over the years Valeria has played in 4 National Championships, has been a member of Team Ontario, and in 2017... she became a member of the Women’s Youth National Team for athletes born in 2000. In 2018, she participated in the Pan Am games and Youth World Championships with the Women’s Junior and Youth Women’s National Team. Valeria is in her senior year at St. Matthews Catholic High School. Valeria plays with Capital Wave’s 19 and under and Major League team and won the silver medal at Senior Nationals in 2017 and bronze in 2018. She loves to help people in and out of the water and her goals are to go to the Olympics in 2024.