A sociology graduate, Marianne is passionate about intercultural and intersectional dialogues in her communities. With roots in China, and travel experiences in many different cultures, she puts her focus in creating safe and interactive spaces for people to listen to, share, and respect each other’s unique living experiences and perspectives.
She is also a facilitatior at the UBC Hua Dialogue, a monthly discussion group on various social issues related to pan-Chinese identities. Through this experience she learned about the importance of language and how multi-lingual and multi-cultural dialogues could create the “heart beat” of a discussion.
On the summer days, Marianne would probably be out for hikes, or picnics with her friends. And when she dances, she dances like no one else is there.