Michaella Pannu

Michaella Pannu
Michaella Pannu
Research Assistant
Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership

Proust Questionnaire:

What is your (current) favourite book, show or movie? The Lord of the Rings

Tea, coffee, or something else? Coffee

What did you love to play as a child? Anything with my teddy bear

What was your dream work/job as a child? Singer

If you could be friends with any fictional, mythical, legendary, literary character, who would it be? Pippin from Lord of the Rings. He is so funny and he would make me laugh everyday.

What skills or superpowers do you currently possess that you would call your strengths?

  • Listening
  • Organization
  • Time Management

What skills or superpowers would you like to develop or enhance throughout your work and time with Creative Humanities?

  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Writing

Whom do you see as having the skills and strengths that you would like to enhance and develop?

One person who embodies some of these skills that I would like to enhance and develop is my father. Heis someone who has worked in the advertising and marketing he has had to present his ideas in a conference room full of clients, after doing research on the product and writing a plan and for the clients. I admire him because he embodies all the skills that I wished I possessed.

At any point during your work with the Creative Humanities did you find yourself stepping outside of your comfort zone? Did you learn or discover something new about yourself, your interests, or abilities?

There has absolutely been moments during my work for the Creative Humanities that I have had to step out of my comfort zone.  I have had to learn how to do appropriate and professional research and write it in a way that is professional, academic but also understandable and that can be used in the future if needed. I have learnt that I am a good writer when it comes to writing stories or creative pieces but when it comes to writing that is professional, I have realized that I need a little more practice. It has also helped to reaffirm my love for writing and being able to learn and enhance my writing skills

Create a visual depiction of how you see yourself as a contributor to the Creative Humanities project.

As I am not a visually creative person, I decided to use a more verbal way of describing how I felt throughout the project, what I have learned or what the project and work has inspired in me. 
When I was first approached with this opportunity, I was shocked, surprised, and honoured in every way possible. Throughout the project, I have learnt that creativity can take on any form and any means that the person thinks is creative. It does not have to be visual. Working on this project has inspired me to take my writing further because it shows my creative side.