Senate | Meet your International Officer!

So.. Who are you?

Celeste Marques. International Liberation Officer.

If you could pick one movie character who represents you, who would it be and why?

Moana because she is adventurous , strong-headed , fearless and too suborn to back down from new challenges. And I love Fiji .

Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?

My father, he has a way of making boring, challenging situations fun. Besides, I miss him.

What is your favourite book / author?

I don't read , although I would read my father’s bibliography written by him. What an interesting man!

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?

Maybe late  90’s after apartheid ended and there’s something special about 90’s RnB. 

What does your perfect day look like?

Waking up with sun shining into my room making it warm. Having a big breakfast with eggs bacon and pancakes and a giant cup of coffee.  Followed by spending some time on the beach with my pit bull ,swimming and playing. I then would go on date with my boyfriend eating food under the stars , laughing.  Then we would meet some friends and go out and dance the night away .

Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?

Tokyo because it is full of culture and amazing food.

Who is your role model, and why?

My future self because no one can help me get to where i wanna be but me.

What song or album instantly transports you to a happy place?

Beyonce - lemonade album, freaking genius.

Your final meal ever… what would it be?

International Buffet!

Why did you decide to run for this role?

I decided to run for International officer because I feel like international students need a voice and I wanted to be that voice. I want future and current students to have a better and equal student experience. 

What do you hope to achieve?

I hope that international students feel like that they are a part of YSJ family and that they are able to have voice and an equal student experience.