Sarah Pham has been helping plan events with YO even before she had graduated! In fact Sarah is one now one of our executive members and together with other amazing YO committee members she has been working on the YO Christmas Party (Friday 24th November 2017). Don't forget the Christmas party is free for all full members! Hope to see you there.
Get to know Sarah a bit better and keep reading!
Tell us a little about yourself (quirky habits or favourite things etc):
H’yall!! I’m Sarah, a 23yo working and living in the hustling and bustling city of Sydney (more towards South West Sydney). First impressions of me are usually nice, loud, bubbly and a little bit crazy (just a little!).
How did you end up in optometry as a career?
To be honest it was an accident! I initially wanted to be a vet but when I did some work experience, I found out that it didn’t suit me as much even though I love animals (still do!). One day, I was just looking through the list of university degrees and I stumbled on optometry. I tried it out and ended up loving it!
What are you most passionate about outside of optometry?
Social psychology is really exciting to me! Soooo personality tests are always fun :)
How would you spend your free time?
I’m always looking for new things to do with my friends and family. This ranges from trying new cafes and restaurants, participating in different activities such as karaoke, paintball, rock-climbing and movies just to name a few! On the other spectrum, I’ll be working on developing myself so I’ll be at the gym, doing hapkido or attempting to cook (huge emphasis on attempt).
Majority of the time, my schedule is super packed but I do love the occasional chill and lazy days where I’m at home and catching up on my favourite TV shows!
Most embarrassing moment?
To this day, no one can seemingly explain how I am able to trip over absolutely nothing so often...
What inspired you to join YO as a subcommittee member?
It was very natural how I joined YO. It started off with me enquiring about YO’s agenda and motivations and then it followed through to me befriending them then I ended up offering a helping hand and contributing to the planing of events over the last couple of years. Afterwards the subcommittee member application was extended to me and I responded in kind.
It all happened so naturally that I cannot pinpoint my exact inspiration, it all just fell into place.
If you had one superpower, what would it be?
It would be amazing if I could teleport! Think about all the possibilities! I would be able to get to anywhere at anytime. Also, cutting down travel time means that I would have so much more time to spent on more valuable things.
What is your current favourite phrase?
The number of mistakes and the regrets in your life are not what define you. It is how you learn from it and move that is important :)