Diana Varvarici

Country of Origin:

Moldova, Republic of

Themes:

Citizenship, Immigration, Identity & Heritage, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Adjusting to Life in Canada

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Bio

I hold an MBA from IESE Business school and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and French from the University of Toronto. My professional experience ranges consulting to entrepreneurship and I am always looking for new and exciting opportunities.

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Story

We immigrated to Canada 12 years ago from the small Eastern European country of Moldova. I remember standing in the hallway holding my brand new boots in one hand, a large doll in the other, and knowing that I was about to walk out of my apartment for the last time. I was moving to Canada, a country I’ve only read about in my geography textbooks to speak a language in which I only knew two three letter words: pig and dog.

As a child it was difficult for me to understand the magnitude of the sacrifice my parents made for me on that day. As I grew I witnessed the struggles they endured and learned a full appreciation for the opportunities they gifted me. I understood the sacrifices, which they have made by leaving everything behind, only to allow me to be free, grow, and succeed.