Christin Coeppicus, “Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do when you really want something and work towards it you can accomplish it.”

I would like to have a significant contribution to society through technological development.

Photo by Devi Nath Photography

Ethnic Background: Indian

Current Status

Past Occupations:
Sales, Administrate Assistant and Art Gallery Attendant

Art, music, swimming, badminton, hiking

Favourite Food?
Italian and seafood in general

Favourite Quote:
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Favourite Song?
Sunday Morning- Maroon 5

Favourite Celeb?

What are you really good at?
I’m good at art and design.

Pet Peeve?
Gross smells.

Most memorable moment?
Spending time in nature and with friends

Favourite Movies?
Star Wars

Favourite Books?
Dan Brown’s collection

Your most embarrassing moment?
I used to do solo violin instrumental performances and I once forgot part of a song while on stage and froze in front of about 500 people.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I have a really bad sweet tooth.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
An astronaut.

Where would you most like to be right now?
Finishing off my Engineering Degree

Your Dream Job?
Aerospace Engineer

What is one thing people may be surprised to find out about you?
People tend to think that I’m just a nice girl with pretty features but no one knows about my academic background and ambition.

What silly or funny thing makes you afraid or creeps you out?
Pranks tend to creep me out because I’m an overthinker and tend to think about all the ways that they could go wrong.

If you were to end up in jail, what might be the reason?
Skinny dipping.

How would you like to be remembered?
I would like to have a significant contribution to society through technological development.

One word that describes you?

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
You are in control of your life.

What’s the best thing about being female?
Being a woman should always come with fierceness, pride and confidence.

Finish this sentence “Don’t let anyone….”: Rain on my parade.

What motivates you?
I want to accomplish all of my goals and help people. Every time there’s an accident or disaster where people suffer it breaks my heart and I know that I can help to develop tec to prevent things like that from happening in the future.

How would you describe yourself?
I’ve had a really rough childhood and teenage years but I’ve always been focused on my goals and distract myself from the pain by studying and working hard to get where I want to be in life.

What do you love about being a Trini Girl?
I absolutely love Trinidadian culture. It’s a ‘melting pot’ of so many different places in the world and nowhere is like here with our rich history and diversity.

What advice would you give a younger girl?
I would tell any younger girl to never give up on her dreams, no matter how far fetched it may seem or what people may say. The world’s greatest lie is that at a certain point in our lives we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate (the Alchemist- Paulo Coelho). But the one great truth is that whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do when you really want something and work towards it you can accomplish it.

Anything you’d like to add?
I was accepted into Centennial College in Canada to pursue a Diploma in Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Its always been my goal and I’ve been saving for it since I was 16. However, I am in a tough family situation where my stepfather doesn’t want me to be a part of the family. I was abused and manipulated by my mother and stepfather for most of my life and have had everything that I have worked for taken away. I currently live with my grandparents and am still pushing to save for my tuition and I refuse to give up on my goals no matter how tough it has been and will continue to be until I get there.

End of Q&A

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