I was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal and moved to Canada when I was 20 years old. I have held a variety of jobs from management to marketing. While in marketing, I was fortunate to go to China where I worked in cities such as Beijing, Dalian City and Chengdu. Eventually my career took me to employment services and I enjoyed working in the field for 8 years and then went on to pursue my MBA at Royal Roads University in Human Resources.
Upon graduation I returned to employment services and returned to the employment field at Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society with a program called Skills Connect for internationally trained professionals. After switching over the Human Resource sector in retail for almost 4 years, I realized I missed supporting immigrants and refugees reach their employment goals. Today, I am very pleased to be back in the field and working with the EPBC program here at ICA.