Diana P. is our Volunteer of the Month for October!

September 21, 2016

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Diana P. has joined our team for a practicum placement during the summer of 2016. She added a lot of amazing contributions to our communication department, and was a factor in our success in celebrating pride in July 2016. We’re very thankful for her work, that’s why she is our volunteer of the month for October!


How did you get involved with QMUNITY?

I got first involved with QMUNITY through the UBC Arts Internship Program. It was my second time participating in this program and the opening of Communications and Engagement Practicum Student at QMUNITY caught my attention. I was so excited and confident about this opportunity that it was actually the only position I applied for in the program. I was super happy when I got called for an interview and later offered the position!

Tell me a bit about yourself.

I was born and raised in Lima, Peru and I have been living in Vancouver for a little over four years now. This past year I had the chance to live in Paris, France for a semester, and I was able to travel in Europe and Africa. It was a great semester! I am about to finish my Sociology degree at UBC and I am excited and expectant for what’s to come after graduation. Some things I like: travelling, dancing, visual design, thinking and chocolate.

Tell me a short story of an interaction at QMUNITY that stands out for you.

The highlight of my time at QMUNITY was marching at the Pride Parade, which made interaction between the Q-community and the public possible. It was my first time taking an active role in the parade and the atmosphere was amazing, so welcoming, cheerful, full of love and acceptance. I even got to see Justin Trudeau and my sister got a selfie with him. It was such a wonderful encounter!

What does your happy place look like?

It would be a place by the sea, in spring, complete darkness, sky full of stars, and a ukulele, wine and candles at night, together with my special someone.

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?

A hedgehog, because they are adorable, unconventional, rather shy, nocturnal and can protect themselves. I like the idea that you need to gain their trust and handle them with care (because of their spines).

Message from Q:  Diana was an absolute pleasure to have on the Communications team this summer. Her innovative eye for design, her motivated attitude, and her penchant for asking the right questions made her a huge asset. Thanks Diana!

David Engagement Coordinator

Interview by: Tash McAdam

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