Toronto - Maysen Tinkler

Hello! My name is Maysen Tinkler, I am 20 years old, and I am so excited to be this year's Toronto Rose! I am currently a student at the University of Guelph, studying Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Public Policy. I am very passionate about psychology and hope to continue my education to one day earn my Ph.D. A hobby of mine is that I love to thrift! I think buying second-hand clothes is not only a great way to be a little more sustainable but is also a way to find some pretty, unique things. I have even bought some of my Rose dresses second-hand! I am very mindful to promote good mental health. This summer, I had the privilege of helping in a local fundraiser to raise money for Ukrainian families to get them set up with bank accounts in Canada. I am beyond honoured to be a part of the Festival, and as someone on the Autism Spectrum, I hope to challenge stereotypes and bring confidence to other women that despite challenges, it is possible to be a Rose!