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Meet the Q Family: Rudayna

Posted On: March 14, 2014

Meet Rudayna.

Community Planner.  Fashionista.  Explorer.

Favourite expression: “Just dance it off”

Favourite children’s book: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — though I barely remember it after all this time!

Website you visit the most: Getinvolved.ca

A free day is spent: Reading, daydreaming, and spending time with friends.

Biggest pet peeve: People who leave the water running while brushing their teeth. It makes me crazy.

Favourite story to tell: The time my best friend goaded me into being in a Bollywood movie while we were in India. It turned into 10 hours of shooting for a “dance club” scene with at least a hundred other foreigners. While shooting I managed to rip a dress, meet one of my current close friends, and dance alongside Omi Vaidya. We were each paid what amounted to $10, which can go a long way at local spots in Mumbai. Needless to say, we blew it all late that night once we got back into the city.

Something quirky about yourself: I can sleep anywhere. I think it partly comes from a lot of traveling and late nights: standing on a train in Paris, a park bench in Prague, amongst stray cats in Calcutta, in a stranger’s pick up truck — you name it, I’ve slept on it.

A dinner party with any three people, dead or alive – who’s at the table? Robert and Shana Parkeharrison, J.D Salinger, and my grandmother. It would be a weird combination though.

What did you want to grow up to be? When I was really young, I wanted to be a math teacher.

Why aren’t you doing that now? Algebra happened. Letters met numbers and I chose letters.

What’s your “Q” connection? My friend saw the job posting and thought the position sounded great for me. I agreed and I suppose I convinced the team here too!

What do you like most about working at Q? The people, hands down. While I focus on Getinvolved.ca, I constantly hear people buzzing around, camera gear rolling in, and people who are sincerely passionate and great at what they do. There are a lot of laughs.

What makes you happy? Doing things that make a difference. Both Q and Getinvolved marry my love of storytelling and social impact. Also, coffee.

Visit Meet the Q Family to get to know other members of the team.

 

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