my {YWiB} story – member highlight: Carolina Horna

name| Carolina Hornasocial| twitter: @CarolinaHorna email|

Introducing a new bio-blog series called “my {YWiB} story: member highlights”. YWiB has expanded and we want you to get to know our newest executive members - Meet a member from our Marketing Team!

why YWiB |I became a part of YWIB’s marketing team back in December 2011. I first encountered YWIB at  UBC’s club week during my undergrad. I signed up for their newsletter but never for membership. While finishing my degree in Psychology, it was easy to find excuses not to attend any events or programs due to papers or exams. However, I regretted not getting more involved. After graduation, I worked with a girl who had joined YWIB while at UBC. She had such great things to say about the organization that when YWIB volunteer positions became available, I didn’t hesitate to apply. Despite taking Psychology in school, my dream has been to pursue a career in a creative field such as marketing. I believe the YWIB marketing team is the perfect opportunity to gain experience, expand my network and to work towards a worthy cause. I also wanted to serve as an example that “it’s never too late to get involved and take charge of your personal/professional life.”


childhood ambition| Singer or Doctor

my home| Surrey, BC (Born in Peru but I’ve lived here all my life, this is home)

wildest dream| To dance contemporary on “So You Think You Can Dance”

proudest moment|  Walking across the stage as I accepted my degree!

biggest challenge| To not over analyze, “sometimes a cigar is just a cigar”

favorite quote| “Keep Calm and Carry On” ~ British Poster 1939

inspiration| My mom - She moved to Canada with my dad and started her life from scratch; all while raising a new family and starting her career. She is my image of success :)