Hello, I’m Nelly.

Professionally, I work in marketing, communications, and change management in the private, public, and not for profit sectors, predominantly in a leadership capacity.

My working space is a collection of crumpled papers, post-it notes, books, photographs, brushes, and tea.

I am a polyglot born to parents of two different cultures and divergent personalities, I travelled with them, and was raised in different places. I reside in Ottawa – the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.

Why “third culture kid”?

A family friend referred once referred to my friends and I as “third culture kids”. I did a bit of research, and found a few good resources that shed some light on how I may have come upon some of my world views.

This is an illustration my friend Genya did of me.

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