I was born and raised in Belgium and moved to Quebec in 1981 with my family.
Initially, I studied languages in High School (French, English, German, and Dutch), as in Belgium we speak Dutch and French and got my Upper Secondary School diploma in Modern languages. Then, at the Higher Institute for Auxiliary Careers in Medicine (I.S.C.A.M.), I graduated as a Medico-social Secretary in Belgium. In 2002 I obtained my Certificate in translation (English to French) from McGill University.
My professional experience has been quite diversified. The experience I really enjoyed was my assignment in Qatar when I was working as an Administrative Assistant for an engineering company.
I love travelling as I learn about diversity and learn about people. Valuing differences challenges us all. Knowing this, how can we function as leaders in our communities to value and celebrate diversity? Yes, the diversity of tastes, talents, and values. And then how can we honor each other’s personality and cultural background? In my assignments, I am always quick to push the limits for the benefit of all. Ultimately, pushing our limits is about stepping outside of our comfort zone and into the unknown.
Along with data entry, I learned Excel features, which makes my job more interesting and enriching. We must never stop learning.
I am grateful to contribute to such an organization as HPV Global Action.