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Get to Know…Amanda

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What is your role at Vovia?

As a Paid Search and Paid Social Specialist I spend my time planning, executing and optimizing campaigns towards driving client’s marketing and business goals. 

Photo of a young Amanda Chen talking on the phone

What do you do in your spare time? 

Spare time? What is “spare” time?! Does being an adult count? But seriously, I am a part-time plant momma by day (trying to keep my plant babies alive) and a pseudo-foodie by night. I try to get home by midnight before my chariot turns into a pumpkin.

Right now i’m parenting an orchid and a bamboo plant. I get excited whenever I see new flowers blossoms or new leaves grow. I like trying different kinds of cuisine but my top favourites are Japanese, Korean, Indian, Persian and Chinese. The Calcutta Cricket Club, right here on 17th Avenue, is my go-to place for Indian when I miss food from home (Calcutta / Kolkata). 

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise people.

I can speak four languages – English, Cantonese, Hindi and Bengali. I owe this to my Chinese roots in Indian soil, born to Chinese parents in Kolkata, India. You could say I’m one of a kind!

What do you love/what are you most passionate about?

Family, painting, board games, watching the sun set, and exploring new places, cultures and cuisines. I am also passionate about helping less fortunate families in India through various non-profit organisations. I was involved in tutoring children from less privileged families and volunteered with organizations like the Hope Foundation. Another organisation I enjoyed being a part of was The Little Sisters of the Poor – Home for the Aged.

What is the best part about working at Vovia?

The Vovia family has been very welcoming in accepting new members and making them feel a part of their own. The Vovians are a bunch of experienced and knowledgeable professionals. They have a patient willingness to share their knowledge, which is what sets them apart from other agencies. Also, we have our four-legged friends to keep us company. What more can one ask for?  

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