Kue K’nyawmupoe
Country of origin: 
Karen State, Myanmar
Year of arrival to Canada: 
2007
Languages(s) speaks: 
Karen
Education: 
Unit Clerk Diploma and will be enrolling in Community Social Service Work program in fall
Occupation: 
Interpreter and Health Unit Aide

Community Involvement:

I currently volunteer at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre and work as an interpreter in community and healthcare settings.

Interest in the Advisory:

I have a deep interest in helping and working with refugees and new immigrants. I believe that giving back to the community is the first step to a better society.

Immigrant challenges:

The language barrier was my first challenge, followed by the culture gap, and the difficulty of making connections with people in the local community.

Vision for Surrey:

My vision for Surrey is that refugees and new immigrants should not feel isolated by the community but should be included.