2018-19 Residents

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Ava Azhir is a 2018 UBC grad.  She is described as kind, enthusiastic, and generous, and loves landscape photograhy. When she was a little, Ava wanted to become a pilot. While she calls North Vancouver home now, she has lived in Melbourne and Edmonton.  

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Mattie Bakker calls Powell River her hometown, and has travelled to Mexico and Tofino. Thoughtful, witty and ambitious, Mattie can often by found perusing Pinterest and watching Youtube videos.

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Kate Butcher's passions include trail running, rock climbing and yoga. Her most memorable trip was to Komodo Island in Indonesia where she was greeted by 7 Komodo dragons after a 4 day boat ride to get there!  Her favourite movies include Jurassic Park, Planet Earth II and Hidden Figures.

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Marina Casol is described as loyal, driven and outgoing. Her most memorable trip was to Spain, Italy and France after graduation. In her spare time, you can find Marina playing Wordscapes on her phone and playing sports.

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Ishan Chaudhari has lived in Montreal, Richmond and Victoria. He can speak French fluently.  His passions include snowboarding, and reading.   His friends would describe him as Funny; Not funny at all; Tall.  

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Anna Chen is a 2018 UBC grad.  Her friends might describe her as dedicated, caffeinated and hangry. Her hobbies include Netflix, hiking, yoga and trying new foods around the city. Her favorite movies include the Dark Knight, 500 Days of Summer and The Pursuit of Happyness

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Amanda Driver is a 2018 UBC grad and calls Calgary her hometown. Her favourite movies include The Pursuit of Happiness, Remembering the Titans and The Social Network. Her most memorable trip was a week long sailing trip in Norway.

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Vanessa Eng is described as energetic, positive and thoughtful. She can be found perusing the news and watching funny Youtube videos during her spare time.  She had a memorable road trip in Iceland in 2016.  A fun fact about her is that she can touch her nose with her tongue.

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Andrea Feere is described as loyal, strong and funny. Her hometown is in Cranbrook, and her most memorable trip is spending the last weekend of the summer before 4th year in a cabin on the Shuswap. In her spare time, you can find Andrea catching up with her friends over 2 scoops in a fresh waffle cone.

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Michelle Gnyra is a 2018 UBC grad and has a previous BSc degree.  She calls Calgary BC her home, but has also lived in Sherbrooke, and Canmore. Her most memorable trip was a hiking trip in the Yukon where she hiked 6km in -22 degree weather. One thing you may not know about Michelle is that her first language is French

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Hans Haag is described as inquisitive, practical and witty. His most memorable trip was one where he traveled around Germany by train. He once had a summer internship in an astrobiology lab at the German Aerospace Centre in Cologne.  In his free time he enjoys purusing Reddit, Twitch and playing video games.

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Lianne Hagg loves travelling and trying new foods. She has lived in both the United States and Canada. Her most memorable trip was travelling to Kansas City for a IPSF Exchange.  One of her favourite movies is Breakfast at Tiffany's. 

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Jordan Ho is from Vancouver, and has traveled to Rome, Venice, Switzerland and Germany. His passions include ultimate frisbee, musicals, movies and board games. One fun fact about Jordan is that he knows the lyrics to almost every Disney song

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Julia Ho is from the Lower Mainland and is described as kind, cheerful, and adventurous. She enjoys wandering into forests, mountains and exploring new places. Her favourite movies include Breakfast at Tiffany's and A Beautiful Mind.

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Brandent Lam is a 2018 UBC grad.  He is described as loud, enthusiastic and witty by friends. One thing people might not know about him is that he is just as reserved as he is energetic. His passions include playing video games and exploring the outdoors. 

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Anthony Lau is described as friendly, genuine and hard-working. His most memorable trip was travelling to Japan and exploring the culture, history, traditions, cuisine and lifestyle. His passions include hockey, hiking and Netflix. In his spare time, you can find Anthony on Instagram or DailyHive, brushing up on all the latest happenings.

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Louise Lau is described as adventurous, persistent, and honest.  She enjoys yoga, hiking and trying out new restaurants.  Her most memorable trip was to Paris with her high school tourism class. 

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Valerie Lee Valerie has lived in Vancouver and Seoul.  She loves dancing, napping, enjoying good food and comedy with friends. When she is on her phone, she can be found looking at endless pictures of food. 

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Sarah Li  is a UBC 2012 grad.  She has worked in community pharmacy as well as at Ridge Meadows Hospital.  Her most memorable trip was to Preikestolen, Norway where she sat on the cliff overlooking the fjords. Described as genuine,  inquisitive, and diligent, her passions include photography, cooking and reading. 

Resident Advisor:  Tina Sekhon

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Geoffrey Martinson is a 2018 UBC grad and he has a previous BSc degree.  He is originally from Prince George, although he has also lived in Arizona, Belgium and Germany. His most memorable trip was competing in the World Track & Field Championships in 2011 in Korea. When Geoff is on the phone, he is most likely not looking at anything at all, because he maintains he is devoted to the good ol' phone call!

Resident Advisor: Karen Dahri

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Olivia Nguyen Olivia is described as creative, thoughtful and driven, and calls New Westminster her hometown. Her favorite movies are Finding Nemo, Inception and Lord of the Rings. In summer 2017, she travelled to Spain and France where she spent her time soaking up the sun and culture.  

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Laura Rozka is from Vernon BC, and grew up in Vegreville, Alberta. Laura leads a healthy lifestyle and regularly plays volleyball, yoga and cycles. When she is indoors, you can find Laura cooking, listening to music and entertaining friends on the piano.

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Mazen Sharaf Mazen is described as reliable, ambitious and compassionate. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mazen has travelled to many places, including Switzerland, Egypt, and the Middle East. His most memorable trip was to Egypt where he rode horses around the pyramids.

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Mariam Siddiqui has lived in Montreal and in Pakistan and currently calls Delta home. She enjoys writing short stories, playing with her 4 parrots, and fighting for social justice. Her most memorable trip was her first solo trip to Tokyo, Japan in 2015.

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Stephanie Song is described as friendly, outgoing and adventurous.  She enjoys playing ultimate frisbee.  Her most memorable trip was travelling solo across Canada on the train, and her favorite movies are 21 Jump Street, Inception, and Beauty and the Beast.   

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Shirley Su considers Edmonton to be her home town, although she has also lived in Hebei, China. Her most memorable trip was to Machu Picchu in Peru.   Shirley enjoys hiking, snowboarding and camping.  A fun fact:  she once ate a live sea urchin. 

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Kaitlyn Tress is described as enthusiastic, outgoing and a huge Harry Potter fan. She claims that all 8 movies are tied for first place as her favs. For Canada's 150th, Kaitlyn celebrated by travelling to every province and territory in our beautiful country. Kaitlyn likes to spend time playing volleyball and to journal.   Hello e-portfolio ... meet Kaitlyn! 

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Gillian Wang is described as dedicated, adventurous, and amiable. Her passions include travelling, and cycling along the coast. Her favorite movies include the Transformers, Mission Impossible and the Lion King

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Jenny Wang is described as a easygoing, thoughtful and kind person. She enjoys baking, searching for new places to eat, and her favorite movies are Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings

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Daniel Wong is a native of Vancouver, and is passionate about dragonboating, the Maple Leafs and Disney. Daniel's previous trip to Japan left him in withdrawal from ramen, sushi and matcha soft serve ingestion.  His favorite past time online is reading Reddit threads. 

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Vicky Wong calls Toronto home, but has also lived in Vancouver, Sudbury, London, New Jersey and Rome. Her favorite movies include Forrest Gump, Jurassic Park and Wall-E. Her friends describe her as fun, level-headed and loyal.  She has an English Bulldog named Turbo.  

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