I was born in Venezuela (with a Chinese father and Venezuelan mother) and have been in Australia for 23 years. I am fluent in Spanish and learnt to speak English after my arrival. Currently, I am the Secretary of the Canberra Multicultural Community Forum and was involved in the founding of the local Multicultural Women’s Forum. I advocate and volunteer my time to stand up for the cultural and linguistic diversity community in the ACT, particularly in relation to health services. I bring my personal experience and knowledge to enrich my work within the multicultural community sector.