Introducing Sonia Tumkur!

Hi everyone! 

My name is Sonia Tumkur, a new face to the student ambassador team for WhyRyerson for the 2020-2021 school year. As a student ambassador this year, I’ll be focusing on creating content for all of you future Ryerson students. I cannot wait to share my experience with all of you! It now seems like a good time to share a little bit more about me in a good old Q&A style. 

What year and program are you in? 

I am in my first year of the journalism program. I dream of working in the broadcast or public relations field. I’m excited to be studying all things journalism, learning from some of the best in the industry. 

Selfie of Sonia wearing the Ryerson School of Journalism Hat

Ryerson School of Journalism Hat

What show are you currently binge-watching? 

I am currently binge-watching Suits, it is one of my favourite shows that I never get tired of. Fun fact, Suits was filmed in Toronto. 


What did you do over the summer? 

I spent the summer at home, apart from going to the mall working as a sales associate. In August, I was a Road to Ryerson storyteller along with a few other students sharing our summer before university. Feel free to check out the videos, this could be you next year! 

What is your favourite coffee shop? 

It only felt right to answer this question, as I love coffee and can’t get enough. Toronto has several delicious and aesthetically pleasing coffee shops. Balzac’s coffee is an all-time favourite, it’s right by campus and a go-to for many Ryerson students. Balzac’s is currently great to grab a coffee on the go.

gilmore girls coffee GIF



Favourite part of Toronto? 

The CN Tower. Although I grew up seeing the CN Tower all the time, I still get so excited. There is something inspiring about the landmark that makes me feel like I can do anything. I will always feel like a tourist in the city. Toronto has a perfect balance of a busy and calm environment which is always nice. 

Toronto Skyline

Toronto Skyline

What advice would you give to a first-year? 

As a current first-year, I’m still figuring it out. If you want to know the answer to this question, keep checking in as I bring you all along my journey. 


That’s it for me now, I hope you enjoyed getting to know more about me and I can’t wait to share more with you all! 


Stay tuned!


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