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SFU Co-op Student
Linnea Vo is a third year student in the School of Communication. She is currently a Co-op student, spending her first term as a Community Partnerships Student Associate for the Vancouver Canucks. When she’s not at work or at school, you can find her improving her graphic design skills and using her latest favourite app, Procreate.  Connect with Linnea on LinkedIn.
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Nov 21, 2017

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