I was born in Canada but moved to Hong Kong with my parents when I was six years old because of my father’s business. I had a really difficult time learning Chinese in elementary school, but when I think back, it’s all worth it, because now I can speak and write completely fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Having been immersed in two almost bipolar cultures, I have been exposed to both eastern and western literature and communities ever since I’ve been young. This background helps me understand more about different ethnic groups and I consciously try to cover issues that affect minorities in the stories that I write. In the future, I hope to continue developing my passion in journalism and bring light to more topics that remain under the radar.
As a bi-racial student in Toronto, I understand the many diverse cultures and views present in the city of Toronto. Raised in the GTA, I call Toronto home. My father is an immigrant from Jamaica who came years ago and has told me about his struggles adjusting to this new city. I hope through the creation of this magazine to help international students make Toronto their home-away from home.
Born in India, raised in Dubai and schooled in Toronto, I’m a third-culture kid. I moved to Toronto from Dubai in grade 6 in hope of a better education and that is exactly what I’ve received. This city has allowed me to grow and I probably wouldn’t be a journalist if it weren’t for the opportunities I’ve gotten and the skills I’ve picked up living in Toronto. My guilty pleasures are politics, social justice issues and global affairs. Yes, really. With this magazine, I hope international students are better prepared and well informed about what will come their way as they discover this great city.
Born and raised in the GTA, I consider myself to be well versed when it comes to Toronto. With a Portuguese- Guyanese mother and a Filipino father who met in Toronto many years ago, I’m a walking example of the city’s growing diversity. I’m a soon-to-be graduate at the University of Toronto and can’t wait to share my love for television broadcasting with the world.
Jambo! I’m an international student from Nairobi, Kenya, and came to Toronto in 2008 for university. I’ve adapted and fallen in love with a city that has given me more opportunities than I could have asked for, and I hope to be sticking around for a while. When I’m not submerging myself in the news, I have my nose buried in a good novel. My passion in journalism lies with social justice issues. I bring a great first-hand experience to InFuze Magazine, and hope that all my fellow international students find the magazine a great resource for all the information not readily available out there.