Time for take-off!

Introduce yourself!

Hello! My name is Amy and I am the Refugee and Community Programs Summer Programs Summer Student. I am a fourth year Arts student at UBC majoring in psychology.

What should I have for dinner tonight?

If I’m going out to eat, my favourite restaurants are Oyama in Burnaby or Gyo-o in Richmond. Both serve Japanese food and are delicious options!

What should I watch tonight?

Friends is my absolute favourite TV series. I’ve watched each episode so many times I can recite most of the lines along with the actors! If you’re looking for some more recent TV shows, I really enjoy Modern Family as well as Silicon Valley. Both are hilarious and have me laughing out loud.

What’s your favourite thing to do in the summer?

Walking around outside and chatting with friends while soaking in the sun. Garry Point Park in Richmond is one of my favourite places to walk around.

Where can I find you in 10 years?

I’m not sure yet. Hopefully I will have found the direction I’m looking for and will be working in a field that I’m passionate about, doing something I love or at the very least, will have discovered what it is I want to do! Outside of professional life I hope to be living with a Pembroke Welsh corgi named Boris. Hopefully I will have tons of stories to share from a trip across Canada too.

How did you discover DIVERSEcity?

Through the co-op program that I am in. I was drawn to apply because I’ve recently learned that I’m interested in social policy and social services, and saw that this position would allow me to gain some experience and exposure in just that. It was also exciting to see that the position entailed many responsibilities that I’ve never had before. Professional growth and new experiences are attractive when you’re looking for a job! I hope by the end of the summer this experience will give me a better understanding of where I can be found in 10 years, so I can more accurately answer that question the next time you ask me 😉

Anything else I should know about you?

I’ve recently come to the embarrassing conclusion that I’m afraid of just about all animals when they’re outside roaming free, in their natural habitats. This includes birds, squirrels, mice, and most bugs and insects but what I’m most terrified of are cats. It doesn’t help that my neighbours love letting their cats roam around our neighbourhood either, or that some of my friends own cats.