👋 I'M MARIELLE
a business + design student
I am a second-year student at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. I study business, design, and sustainable community development (lots of stuff, eh?).
Outside of my studies, I am an community activist who is always on the lookout to collaborate on solving wicked social problems.
If you wanna get to know more about me or see some of my work, just scroll down!
SFU BUS 238 - Entrepreneurship + Innovation
Mobile grocery stand that redistributed recycled produce at a low barrier price to Chinese seniors in Vancouver’s DTES. I oversaw collaboration and education on how farmer’s End-of-Market produce can be redirected to help communities.
SFU SD/REM 281 - Intro to Sustainable Community Development
Curated an educational maga-”Zine” for SFU EMBARK about how to approach reconciliation as a non-Indigenous settler. Critical approach was taken that provided feedback from local Indigenous academics and students.
SFU Case Competition
Researched and analyzed current foster care system in B.C. for this Case Competition. We highlighted social gaps in a visual infographic and presentation where team received praise for effective storytelling and critical thinking.
Wallmark Custom Homes
Assisted accounts payable clerk with invoice coding and entry. I was responsible for updating notable scheduling on sub-trades, customer communication, social media marketing, and warranty. I created the company's warranty system that helped decrease wait times and increase customer satisfaction.
JJ Bean Coffee Rosters
Provided people-orientated customer service, while serving customers with an integrity-based experience. Responsible for baked goods and inventory orders to ensure that the baking ingredients were stocked.
Coached all levels of skiers on how to gain proficiency in skiing in a safe and friendly environment. Created and adjusted lesson plans to best match the varying learning goals of the students.
Vancouver City Hall
I spoke at the public hearing on behalf of Chinese-Canadian citizens about the effects of racist policies on my diaspora. My speech was featured in a CBC article about the development 105 Keefer street in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
Simon Fraser Student Society
Co-founded the grassroots initiative to introduce community-led art projects at SFU’s Burnaby Campus. I organize community events and meetings with administrators to further the club’s objectives.
SFU Health Services
Student-led initiative that seeks to create conditions that allow for students to thrive mentally and physically while on campus. I am responsible for creating promotional material and providing diversity feedback.
I curate diverse playlist of women-of-colour for the radio station. My work involves hosting workshops on incorporating racialized voices in regular programming.
Downtown Eastside Women’s Shelter
Hosted a local clothing drive to raise essential goods for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Shelter. Through effective online advertising and community engagement, 11 boxes were raised.
Simon Fraser University
2nd Year Business and SIAT Joint Major
Sustainable Community Development Certificate
Dean’s Honor Roll, Spring 2018
William Hamiltion Scholarship, Fall 2017
William Hamiltion Scholarship, Spring 2017
SFU Ashoka Panalist, Spring 2017
Rotary Youth Exchange, Summer 2012 - 2013