Alumni Corner

Interview with Misha Daroshin

VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.)

MD: I went straight to work at Brazza Gelato & Coffee house with plans to save enough money and travel to Europe. As life would have it, I never made it to Europe, and after nine months of being unemployed, I got a job at Tremblay Motors as a service manager. I am currently engaged to my beautiful fiancé Mel Stevens with a wedding date of June 18, 2016!

VWS: What kind of work/study are you involved in now?

MD: I am currently working as a professional Real Estate Sales Agent with Teal 3000 Realty. You can view my current and sold listings at

VWS: What advice would you give to this year’s graduates?

MD: Find what you love to do and pursue it. I was a little late finding my passion, but it is never too late, as I discovered when I found Real Estate sales.

VWS: What are your fondest memories of your time at the VWS?

MD: The people within the community are what I look back on the most. The people are what set the experience apart and made it memorable.

VWS: How did Waldorf education affect your life and your choice of career?

MD: It gave me a different outlook on life that not many people have. My viewpoint is that I need to go and make things happen for myself. The education that Waldorf gives you forces you to really think about what you want from a career and to pursue that goal intensely.

Interview date: March 2016 Ronaye Ireland, for Development

Misha Daroshin
Misha DaroshinClass of 2008

The Vancouver Waldorf School provides an experiential, age-appropriate approach to education based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner that inspires students to love learning, to be creative, open-minded, and compassionate. With a curriculum that integrates all academics with the arts and social learning, Waldorf Education develops not only the left and right hemispheres of the brain but the whole human being. A child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development is considered equally, supporting a conscious unfolding of the individuality within each student. Waldorf graduates possess capacities for empathy and clear, creative and independent thinking that enables them to carry out a chosen course of action with moral courage and social responsibility.