B.A., English & Sociology, Simon Fraser University
Career Development Practice Certificate (CDP), Douglas College
Awna is an educator, relationship-builder and community advocate with more than eight years of experience in career education, having worked across Work BC, business school, and work integrated learning (WIL) and co-operative education settings. She has also worked for grassroots non-profits, in event production, and was even on a tasting panel for a brewery.
A true believer in community resilience, Awna has volunteered to support survivors of sexualized violence, people in crisis, and internationally-trained professionals in the process of immigrating to Canada. She is the oldest daughter (well, technically, she’s a twin) of an immigrant family, and the first in her family to complete a Canadian education. Currently, she is completing a Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) with a focus on leadership studies.
Outside of work and school, Awna enjoys road trips, forest hikes, trivia tournaments and reading engrossing novels. She feels fueled and fortunate to learn new things and share ideas with her students.