Being an international student brings about its own set of challenges. Jacqueline Chung and Deborah Mepaiyeda understand this. Driven by this desire to help their international friends, they decided to start International Hub. A community of 900 students who provide mentorship and coaching to one another. Calling all international students in Canada to this fireside discussion!
Diversity Reboot Summit
International Hub: Community for the International Canadian Students
Meet The Speakers
Jacqueline is on a mission to empower those around her to implement technologies to optimize processes and raise awareness of social issues. Her curiosity and drive for innovation support societal change collaboratively. Jacqueline is an advocate of sustainability, mental health, diversity in the STEM fields. Her philanthropy work ranges from planning environmental initiatives to researching the effects of mental health on startups to teaching students about web development to mentoring women in STEM. She continuously volunteers her time to consult for non-profits within the community.
In addition, she is committed to EDI within the STEM field. Jacqueline mentors students globally with Rewriting the Code (RTC), Women in Leadership, and other diversity-focused organizations. She strives to advance students and early-career professionals in the STEM and business fields.
Today, she is a co-founder of International Hub, supporting international students in Canada with professional growth and the recruitment process. Jacqueline is working at Microsoft as a Product Manager, driving sales and leading marketing initiatives for Surface products.
Deborah is on a mission to make the world a better place through technology. She uses her skills in software, web development and UI/UX design to create memorable user experiences for others.
In the workplace, Deborah is a Technology Analyst at Accenture. As an advocate for diversity of women in STEM fields, she mentors other women.
Beyond work, Deborah has a food Instagram (@debeats_) where she uses her skills in food photography to share her love for food and help local businesses. She is a Co-founder of International Hub, an initiative to help international students and young professionals achieve their dream careers.
She strives to support international students and empower young women to pursue STEM careers with confidence.