About Me

Hello and welcome to my ePortfolio!

My name is Christa Yeung and I’m a 4th year student with an Honours in Human Geography and minor in Urban Studies at the University of British Columbia. I have lived on the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in the city of Vancouver for my whole life. This has inspired me to think of things from where the best icecream in town is to how urban environments affect bird mortality and how my class learnings can be incorporated into making sense of the city I experience daily.

Here you will mostly find my GIS and cartography works and follow my journey as I explore applications of geography through maps, art, and text. To me, GIS is a new way to understand the places I have witnessed and felt with my own senses as well as a way to visualize places I have yet to visit, and I look forward to applying it in a professional setting as I pursue a career in urban planning.

When I’m not in class, I divide my time between sharing my favourite marine invertebrate facts with students as a volunteer at the Vancouver Aquarium and facilitating English conversation circles for ESL learners at the UBC Learning Exchange. My interest in planning and sustainability policy has also led me to work at the UBC Campus and Community Planning department as a research assistant for the Green Building Action Plan.

I am also a big foodie and you can see where my food and travel adventures have taken me in the last year in the interactive map below!

(embedded map credit: http://thedatapack.com/embed-instagram-map/)