My parents and I came to Canada as refugees when I was a child. I was taught to be grateful for the life that I have. Since I was young IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve always been interested in the health field. After high school I worked in a pharmacy as an assistant and enrolled into all the courses required for entry into Medical school. After many of my family members became diagnosed with chronic illnesses, I started to think about the importance of Health prevention and promotion. I became interested in the upstream side of medicine and decided to achieve a BSc. Health Sciences (Population and Quantitative Sciences).
I love researching on factors that affect health, especially social factors. Although I get nervous, I really enjoy presenting and facilitating my findings to large groups. I am very passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and believe preventing a disease is just as, or even more rewarding than curing a disease. Being involved and connecting with people are somethings that make me happy. I have over ten years of experience working with a diverse range of people. I've helped toddlers to seniors, some with physical disabilities and some without. A few of the environments IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been very blessed to work in include child immunization clinics, clinics that educate young parents, and even closely with a survivor of stroke. Knowing that I am giving back to a community that gave my family and I another chance at life, motivates me .
health promotion, disease prevention, education, health system access for mental health patients.. etc..
-methods for sharing cultures without damages caused by certain aspects of globalization
-I'd like to think we can do to HIV what the generation before us did to small pox virus:
***what if all mothers with HIV were given anti-retrovirals prior delivery, proper education, proper supplement for breast milk and were able to sustain themselves?
then I could coin the phrase: small poxed
Small poxed - to prevent, control and obliterate what use to be a potential deadly disease
e.g. Future generation talking about HIV? "Oh that was small poxed by 2015.."
sadly there are now cases of small pox.. I hope to see infection rates for both pathogens come to zero in my life.
Diabetes, Cancer, HIV, social media, tech., philosophy, spirituality, physical education and nutrition among children, mental health, food and nutrition, pharmacology
In the work setting people are generally quick to notice that I have great inter/intrapersonal skills, problem solving skills etc., but I am also good at most sports.
I am a fast learner.
I was introduced to TED by the then co-president of Engineers Without Borders, Simon Fraser University Chapter.
One night, I had just finished making dinner for us when she brought out her giant, bulky laptop that had died and come back to life over a dozen times.
She streamed the TED video: The 3 A's of awesome and we enjoyed our dinner to Neil Pasricha's talk over the whir of her laptop, combating heat exhaustion.
Dinner was awesome. My roomate is awesome. TED is Awesome.
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