Dilpreet Kaur Ghtaura was born and raised in Richmond BC. Her father immigrated to Canada from Punjab in the 1970s in search of a better life. Ghtaura has been learning Punjabi since she was five years old, however, it was in a high school Punjabi class where she really found success in learning the language. Punjabi continued to play a role in her search for a teaching career. Although her teaching background primarily focused on the sciences, Ghtaura argues Punjabi was the reason she managed to secure a teaching position during the 2008 recession. Having found this opportunity to teach, Ghtaura hopes to inspire Punjabi students in the same way her own high school teacher did.