Looking Back: Alumni to Alumni

This past spring, we launched a new social media program called Alumni to Alumni. Each week, we posted questions sent in by current students and recent graduates on our alumni UBC social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn). We then invited alumni like you to provide advice in the comments below each post. The… Read more

Catherine Ohler BSc’14

Catherine Ohler spent her time at UBC playing for the Women’s Thunderbird Rugby team (2010-14) while completing her undergraduate degree. Since graduating from UBC’s Faculty of Forestry, Catherine has worked in the non-profit sector and has made a significant career change. Read about how Catherine has navigated change and the advice she has for those… Read more

Thunderbird Alumni Profile: Haley Camero, BA ’13

Name: Haley Cameron Degree & Year: Bachelor of Arts 2013 (Major in English Literature; Minor in Art History) T-Bird Sport: Golf 2009-13 Current Profession/Employer: Senior Editorial Manager at Quietly Media Inc (content marketing agency)

Tony Yang, BSc’08, PhD‘16

Tony Yang, BSc’08, PhD’16 resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, and works as a Translational Research Program Manager at UBC and Providence Health Care (PHC). Dr. Yang shares his experience providing mentorship through his own non-profit and the diverse skillsets he has gained throughout his career. Tell us about your role I am building and managing… Read more

Danielle Bicknell, BA’08

Danielle (Dani) Bicknell, BA’08 currently resides in Oakland, California. Dani works as a Program Manager at SecondMuse, a social impact consulting firm. Dani shares how she is driven by her passion and how to navigate these current times. Tell us about your role I work as a Program Manager for SecondMuse, a global social impact… Read more

Sharon Shamuyarira, BCom’19

Sharon Shamuyarira currently works as a Consultant at IBM, her first role since graduating in 2019. Sharon shares how her work is helping other organizations transition into the future. She also shares techniques she uses to address career ambiguity. Tell us about your role I work as a Consultant in the Talent and Transformation Practice…. Read more

Hassan Bhatti, BSc’16

Hassan Bhatti completed his Bachelor of Science in 2016, double majoring in Physics and Economics. Hassan has forged his own career pathway, working in many different roles and sectors ranging from engineering to consulting. Recently, Hassan has co-founded his own company, CryptoNumerics, which focuses on ensuring data privacy is preserved. Hassan is also a member… Read more

Namomba Shaputu, BA’20

Namomba Shaputu, BA’2020, is a part of the first graduating class since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Learn about Namomba’s experience looking for her first job post-graduation and how she addresses career ambiguity. What is your current city of residence? Vancouver, British Columbia What is your current career/job title? Commercial Banking Associate  What is your current… Read more

Jennifer Dowdeswell, BHK’01

Jennifer Dowdeswell currently works as an Organizational Development and Learning Manager at UBC. Jennifer shares how her work in sports and education and has helped her help others. Read about her story and advice for the Class of 2020. Tell us about your role After two decades away from UBC, I have returned to support… Read more

Alana Newton, BScN’01, MA(CNPS)’08

Alana Newton currently resides in Vancouver and shares her experience as a healthcare worker. Alana combined her skills gained in her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UBC and provides valuable advice for the Class of 2020. Tell us about your role I provide individual, group, and consultative psychotherapy and psychoeducation to those living with complex… Read more