Thet (Bella) Aung: Burnaby North--Seymour

Thet (Bella) Aung: Burnaby North--Seymour

Born in Myanmar and raised in the United States, I am a recent migrant to Canada. I am a mental health warrior, an intersectional feminist, and an aspiring Political Scientist. Currently a Master’s student at Simon Fraser University, my research encompasses the electoral representation of visible minority women in Canada, resettlement of newcomers to Canadian cities, and women's rights movements in Asia and Africa. Decolonizing academia and incorporating the lived experiences of indigenous and minority people into academic discourse are my ultimate goals as a researcher. I hold these topics very dear to my heart since I am a visible minority in Canada due to my identity as a Burmese woman, and indigenous in Myanmar, having Mon and Karen grandparents. Outside of my work, I enjoy traveling, walking in the nature, and preparing South Asian food.