Hi there! I’m Victoria Chok.
Oh, where to start. I like to think I live two separate lives-professionally and personally. So here’s two separate bios since I’m at a lost for words on how to combine the two:
I graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science, Major in Geology in 2015. I was active in high school’s volunteer scene and my major accomplishments include founding a charity that raised over $50,000 to rebuild a youth homeless shelter, renovation of a cultural arts community centre and building a water well in Malawi. Even though I’ve outgrown my prime, I was named one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 when I was 18!
My international involvement includes being named by the British Council as a “Global Changemaker“, where I consulted with British Parliament as a youth voice for policy making and, more specifically, for the need to promote quality within public vs. private school systems. I was also named one of thirty “Global Teen Leaders” (GTL) by the We Are Family Foundation in New York City. I was named the world’s youngest Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar. I am also a youth ambassador for the International Association of Volunteer Efforts and have spoken at their world conference in Australia.
I am currently working at a F500 as a financial analyst. Stay tuned on what the future will hold!
I’m a bit of an eccentric and if you’re into food, fitness, fashion, (and cats), you’ve come to the right place! I was trained in classical ballet until the age of four until I quit due to injury when I was around 18. With all the spare time I had, I took up running and fell in love with long distances! An adrenaline junkie at heart, I’ve done races anywhere from 5k to 50 milers.
Aside from hitting concrete/trails, I am obsessed with food! (Not sure if I eat to run or run to eat…) I’m a fan of trying new things and and also cooking new recipes.
Did I mention I also have 8 cats? Not for the faint of heart or allergy prone. I used to be allergic but looks like I outgrew them. Lucky me 🙂
Eppur si muove.