2010/2011 Diversity Scholar

Victoria L. Son

Feeding the statues in Ireland

Allo, my name is Victoria and I am the current IUPUI University Library Diversity Scholar for the 2010/2011 academic year. Presently, I am a senior at the Herron School of Art and Design, earning a BFA in Photography with a minor in Art History[http://victoriason.com]. I became interested in the Diversity Scholar Program after becoming aware of the fellowship position through the IUPUI University Library website, and I was excited and thrilled to have found a student job on campus that would offer me amazing experience within research, as well as allow me to engage in one of my strongest interests, which is that of cultural subject matter. My art work pertains to the discussions of cultural topics such as immigration, social injustices, and historic and contemporary events that define our progression (or lack thereof) within humanity. This opportunity was an amazing fit! I look forward to my projects-to-come, and am open to any suggestions relating to what you feel should be discussed in this blog, and at the IUPUI campus.

Cheesy stats about myself are as follows:

Snowboarding in Vermont

*I am an International student at IUPUI, representing the Canadian north
*I have two siblings, my younger sister Juliet – a sophomore in the Fashion Design program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario; and an older brother, Oliver – a licensed paramedic, who is preparing to study Medicine in the coming years in the United Kingdom.
*My mum is a scouser from Liverpool, England, and my dad was Chinese, born and raised throughout Asia before moving to England where he met my mum.
*Both my parents were immigrants to Canada, so we are the first (and so far only) generation of Canadians in our family
*I love tennis, snowboarding, and basketball, and am a HUGE Shaquille O’Neal fan.. most fellow shooting guards cannot comprehend this..!
*I adore traveling, although I am extremely scared of flying. Yet still, I have flown throughout 3 continents thus far.

 

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