Rudia grew up in Mississauga, Ontario and has since lived in Alberta and British Columbia, now presently residing in Tkaronto. Through her time at the University of British Columbia studying International Relations, Rudia discovered her passion for equitable and sustainable asset-based community development. She is a creative storyteller and community builder with a background in community-based research, community engagement, and digital communications.
When she’s not geeking out over urban planning and design, she is dreaming of a world where systems of oppression are replaced with practices of radical community care. Rudia has a soft spot for cultural foods and seeks to bridge the gap between generations within the Asian diaspora. In her free time, you can find Rudia thrifting at a local thrift store, making kombucha, or hosting her friends for a warm dinner.
“I first learned about Apathy is Boring when I attended their Table Topics during the summer of 2020. I was so inspired by AiB and their desire to engage young people in a conversation about community and democracy. I am very excited to be a part of a team where we all share the same vision of seeing youth become more engaged and active citizens in Canada’s democracy!”