BA Hons. (UBC)
Natasha grew up on the North Shore where she fostered her passion for creative expression in an eclectic household full of pet snakes, geckos, and red eye tree frogs. After completing the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) program in high school, Natashaenrolled in the English Honors program at the University of British Columbia. During her time at UBC Natasha fueled her passion for environmental studies and literature, and worked as a Research Assistant to explore and study the interdisciplinary field of Ecocriticism.
In 2015 she had the opportunity to participate in the Go Global Learning program and studied for a year at the prestigious School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. After obtaining her a BA. in English Honors, Natasha decided to pursue her studies at the University of Edinburgh. There, she not only sampled haggis, but completed the Masters program in Literature and Modernity while cultivatingher interest in the intersections between literature, postcolonial studies, and Asian studies. Her thesis examined post-diasporic identity and how sensory memory can be positively wielded to shape and represent Asian Canadian subjectivity in contemporary literature.
Having grown up in a multicultural household, and having extensively lived and traveled abroad, Natasha values a mind that is open to new perspectives and is passionate aboutfostering connections between people irrespective of borders or cultural difference. Throughout her university career, Natasha has channeled this interest by tutoringexchange students and working at summer camps with visiting students from Japan and Korea. Having recently returned to Vancouver, Natasha is eager to share her passion for literature and creative writing. An avid artist and animal lover, Natasha can be found in her down time sketching, painting, and handling her pet geckos Loki, Gandalf, Ceylon, and Mango (just to name a few).