Meet our CEO of My UQU Rewards - Emma Chan

Meet our CEO of My UQU Rewards - Emma Chan

Congratulations to Emma Chan, our new Chief Experience Officer for My UQU Rewards.

As CEO, Emma will explore some of the amazing opportunities My UQU Rewards has to offer. She will share her discoveries, her adventures and all of her experiences.

We sat down for a quick Q&A with our new CEO:


Tell us a little bit about yourself..

I’m a 24 year old medical student originally from Melbourne but jumped ship to study in Brisbane for the past 6 years. I guess I could describe my life as organised chaos .. I’m never one to turn down an opportunity, no matter how full my plate already is! Whilst juggling my medical studies, I also coordinate events on 3 med student committees, work as a Les Mills body attack instructor and recently became a volunteer at Camp Quality. I take full advantage of my downtime too by sweating it out with a run/ HIIT workout, getting messy baking in the kitchen or incessantly browsing the Urban List, Broadsheet or instagram for the latest brunch spots!

What are you currently studying?

I’m currently in my 3rd year of medical school and will graduate at the end of 2019, which I’m crazy stoked about! I’m spending my 3rd year placement in the beautiful vibrant town of Toowoomba that I totally recommend everyone come visit at some point (#hot tip - come visit Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers in September for some cheeky wine and food tasting, awesome live music & even designing your own flower crown!)

What would be your dream job?

My dream job would be a dichotomy encompassing my passions for medicine & lifestyle blogging. I would love to eventually practise as a paediatrician (a medical practitioner specialising in kids) because I’m hopelessly devoted to helping sick kids get better. It would also be a dream to be paid to blog about my travels, fitness and favourite food spots (free food any day please!)

What does a typical weekend look like for you?

I start every Saturday working up a sweat at my local Park run at Queens Park, Toowoomba … afterwards I compensate my burnt calories by devouring Toowoomba’s best pastries at the Bakers Duck with friends (treat yourself, always). Apart from that, you’ll find me either studying for med or heavily procrastinating (usually the latter …) on Youtube watching baking tutorials, editing my 5000+ camera roll on snapseed/VSCO cam, or stalking flight sales to justify another overseas trip.

Favourite travel destination?

Indonesia - there’s such beauty hidden in their rich culture that can only be unearthed by seeing, tasting, and blending with the locals rather than sticking out like a tourist on tour. Go eat at their ‘un-named’ restaurants, learn their language, walk away from the crowds … it’s honestly the most purest way to experience it! Definitely recommend Ubud, climbing Ijen Crater and Mt Batur, and visiting the Gili Islands for snorkeling

What are your fav Aussie food spots? 

Answering this is literally harder than any med exam I’ve done haha ... I actually have a 5 page word document on all my favourite food places (it’s my guilty pleasure!) 

If I had to answer:

  • Bris - Communa cantina (DIY taco + chip tasting board)
  • Gold Coast - Cardamom Pod (their açai bowls are insane!)
  • Syd - Cuppaflower (most aesthetic meals imaginable)
  • Melb - White mojo (but I could probably list about 10 more favourite cafes)



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