I AM MY PARENTS CHILD
My parents are a driving force in my ambition to make this province, this riding a better place. My dream of pioneering my community team and becoming a Member of Provincial Parliament first began at my kitchen table, where my parents – an IT strategist and educator – would share their stories.
My dad, a professor turned president of a market cap investment company, showed me that determination succeeds in any environment, from the classroom to the boardroom. My mom, an educator, impressed upon me the importance of proper and equal education for all. My parents showed me that a profession is more than advancing just yourself or your family – it’s about advancing society.
I am determined to reach and exceed my parents’ achievements, in my own way, by combining the passions born from my life’s biggest influences – education, politics, community building and management. I’m driven by the desire to use politics, sports and tech open source principles to improve education and community building in Pickering Uxbridge
Just before I entered first grade, my father had us a relocate to the city. My view morphed from the rolling hills of our town to skyscrapers, the songs of birds replaced by honking taxis. Feeling embarrassed and confused in class led me to spend my afternoons memorizing the ABC’s and scanning books. I forced my parents to give me English lessons every night when they returned home from work. Overcoming my language barrier at a young age taught me to be patient, to give others the benefit of the doubt, and instilled the value of mentorship.
I first learned to lead as coach of the Ontario Basketball Team, leading my team to a provincial championship against all odds. Then came the beginning of my political career where I earned the support and trust of over 1700 residents. Becoming a candidate showed me the value of persistence and never underestimating you own abilities, or the abilities of your team.
Ed-Tech is the future
I intend to leverage my technological skills, experience as an educator, and the business acumen I have acquired at Schulich to create Ed-Tech products to increase access to education through low-cost applications based on based on collaborative knowledge sharing and big data analytics.
I’m an adventurer, a risk taker, a challenge seeker. I’m an educator, a leader, an entrepreneur and a social innovator.
I’m not just my past, I am my future; and I’m about to embark on a new chapter of my life, with you, in Pickering Uxbridge.
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