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VP External Relations 2021-2022: NATALIE CAPPE

 Natalie Cappe is our VP External Relations for the 2021-2022 session who hopes her advocacy for students will be heard and responded to with equitable changes so that graduate students are provided with safe and opportune environments for success. Through this questionnaire, you’ll get to know fun tidbits about who she is and all her colorful aspirations for this role. So, without further ado, read on to learn more about our hardworking and passionate executive. Hopefully, you discover something new.

What is your favorite thing about/at the UBC campus? 

The incredible people in my program at the School of Community and Regional Planning. My cohort spent our first year together on Zoom and it has been so nice getting to know everyone in person this year.

What do you most admire about the GSS community and organization as a whole? 

Our provincial reputation and effective advocacy efforts that have improved the accessibility of graduate education.

What was the last book, movie, or TV show you read/watched? 

Wanda Vision! I need a season 2.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? 

Climbing mountains with good friends.

What secret talent do you possess?

I sang in a choir for 10 years before starting grad school.

Do you have a non-university-related passion or hobby? What is it? 

Anything outside! Hiking, skiing, running, cycling, you name it.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? 

I wish I didn’t spend so much energy questioning past decisions instead of living in the moment.

The Graduate Student Society (GSS) is run by and for the 10,000 graduate students at UBC Vancouver. We promote and protect our members’ academic, social and cultural interests.

Thea Koerner House, the home of the Society, has been the centre of graduate student life on campus since it was opened in 1962.

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