“I hope to empower others and create positive impacts that will make the world more ethical, empathetic, and emotionally intelligent.” Meet Beedie Luminary Bethanea Chou.
What is your field of study and why does it interest you?
As a lover of the social sciences and student at the UBC Sauder School of Business, I hope to specialize in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources with a concentration in Data Analytics. I hope to empower others and create positive impacts that will make the world more ethical, empathetic, and emotionally intelligent.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
When in doubt, trust.
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
I love alliteration so it would be called “This Little Life of Mine :)”
Do you have a motto or personal mantra?
What was the last experience that made you a better person?
I have been condensing a short paper called “5 Myths of Self-Compassion” by Dr. Kristen Neff into an instagram post to share more widely. Dr Neff is a pioneering self-compassion researcher, author, and teacher. Reading her work has transformed the way I think about myself and support those around me! <3
What is something you learned in the last week?
How to design and hand sew a fashion harness!
What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?
Giving old objects new life! Love seeing the creativity and circular economy vibes 🙂
Who inspires you and why?
My high school band teacher, Kevin Yang. He always believed in you, even when you didn’t believe in yourself.
What would people be surprised to find out about you?
My cool-as-heck high school band teachers gave me the opportunity to learn and perform on 10 different instruments throughout my high school band geek journey.
What is your favourite thing about being a part of Beedie Luminaries?
The lovely humans, and especially the peer groups!Back To Top