UBC Profile. Tell us about who you areHow your family describe you? What are you most proud of?
I was born in Vietnam and move to Canada at the age of 14. Growing up and going to school in Canada was a great challenge for me due to cultural and language differences. I was having difficulty adapting to the new environment and open myself up to others. Over the years, I was able to overcome these struggles and it has shape who I am today and how other people perceive me as.
My family and peers would perceive me as a determined and hardworking individual. When facing difficult situations, I took the time to reflect on my actions and plans out the next steps. It gives me a sense of understanding of where I am on my track to help me stay committed and work hard to reach the finish line. Becoming a part of my school community was a goal I set out to achieve in my high school years. By engaging in clubs such as Me to We, Leadership, and Avid, I have the opportunity to make new friends, be more outgoing, and to give back to my community. I took on many leadership roles and put all my effort in to improve the school's life by organizing fundraisers and help teachers run events.
I'm proud that I have reached the goal I set out and I have growth and learn from it. By having a strong mindset to work hard with a clear goal in mind, I believe that anything is possible to achieve.