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Margarita Jarrin

Communications Assistant

Pronouns: she / her


Margarita is the Communications Assistant for the ESYD project. Currently, she's doing a MA in Global Leadership at Royal Roads University. She is from Quito, Ecuador and is a newcomer to Canada. She has a BA in Organizational Communications. Her background is in communications, HR, training, and education.

Margarita's own experience with a disability motivates her to connect people with disabilities to resources. Her Masters project aims to enhance inclusion for international students with disabilities and neurodiversity in higher education.

She also works as a Spanish teacher for all ages. In her spare time, Margarita is a "dog mom" to a cute min-pin named Amy Winehouse. She enjoys cooking, theater, movies, traveling, and singing.

“As a newcomer to Canada and the city of Victoria which lands on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples, I’ve settled on the stolen land of the Esquimalt and Songhees nations - the land that now I call home. With much to learn, I respectfully acknowledge these nations, and the Songees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. As a resident on this land, I have an important responsibility to acknowledge the grounds on which we gather in the pursuit of higher education and serving people.”

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