Pritpal is a likeable, motivated, and educated individual, with a passion for volunteering and helping people. She has lived and grown up in five different areas of the world: Ethiopia, the UK, Sudan, Hong Kong, and Afghanistan, where her father was posted in various diplomatic missions.
Pritpal has extensive and consistent volunteering experience with many committees over the years and has been a long-standing member of the International Women’s Day Planning Committee for the last 17 years.
With two university degrees from India (B.A. and B.Ed.), Pritpal arrived in Vancouver in 1993 with her young family and proceeded to obtain a BC cosmetology licence. She worked in several salons, including two positions as manager/stylist, as well as a hairdressing instructor in a couple of prominent cosmetology colleges. Additionally, she has several diplomas in various categories.
Possessing a love of teaching, Pritpal has taught several hobby courses in continuing education centres in the Lower Mainland, namely in Surrey, White Rock, New Westminster, Richmond, and Vancouver. She also developed her own specialized course manuals and teaching styles and has two trademarks associated with her research and work.
Pritpal is a writer, as was her dearly departed father, and is also multi-lingual; in addition to her sound knowledge of the English language, she is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi, and some Urdu. Pritpal is the author of a published vegetarian cookbook: Shakahaari – Fine, Authentic, South Asian Vegetarian Cuisine. She credits her passion for cooking to her talented mother (who is now deceased). Bless her generous heart!
Pritpal graduated from Ashton College’s Immigration Consultant Program and is hoping to write her ICCRC Full Skills Exam in August 2018, so that she can continue helping others for a long time to come.