People profiles

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Divya - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Physics

Minors: Mathematics

Career goal: To pursue a career in Data Analytics

Favourite food: Love Thai Food

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Labiba - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biotechnology

Minor: Philosophy

Career goal: Working in drug discovery or computational biochemistry.

Favourite food: Sushi

How I get involved: Writing for Imprint, volunteering at the GLOW centre

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James - Biotechnology/Economics

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Trying to minor in biochemistry!

Career goal: Research or research consulting

Favourite food: Pizza

How I get involved: SBAT, Orientation, iGem

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Cherry - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Complete my PharmD and work in a setting where I can apply my clinical knowledge while working directly with patients.

Favourite food: Bubble tea

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Shabby - Science and Aviation

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Biology

Career goal: Cargo pilot

Favourite food: Watermelon!!

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Alvin - Optometry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Optometrist!

Favourite food: Loaded Cheese Fries at Crabby Joe's

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Jerika - Psychology

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Cognitive neuroscience working with older adults with neurodegenerative diseases exploring how to help them (whether that be treatments or easing ways of life)

Favourite food: Pho

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Sharyn - Psychology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Biology

Career goal: Clinical Psychologist

Favourite food: Veggie stir fry

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Jingxuan - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biotechnology

Career goal: I want to be in a position that allows me to use my problem solving skills. My childhood dream of becoming an astronaut still hasn't died yet, so it's a slight possibility in two decades.

Favourite food: Sashimi

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Hayley - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Chemistry

Career goal: I’m not sure yet, maybe something in marketing!

Favourite food: Chicken nuggets

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Ariel - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: To become a researcher and lecturer of Biology at a University.

Favourite food: Gouda cheese

How I get involved: I have been an orientation leader for the past 2 years and I was the first year representative and vice president of academics for the biology undergraduate society (BUGS).

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Joshua - Materials and Nanosciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Research for a startup, the government, or in academia

Favourite food: Steak

How I get involved: I am involved with MNS society

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Christian - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Psychology

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Temi - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Medicine

Favourite food: Peppermint tea

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Tess - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Ever since I was little I wanted to be an OBGYN or study genetic research!

Favourite food: My favourite food is Mac and cheese (Kraft dinner, of course)

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Natalie - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Ecology

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Joy - Science and Aviation

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Earth Sciences

Career goal: After graduation, I'd like to become a flight instructor or a bush pilot! Ultimately, a commercial pilot!

Favourite food: Mac and Cheese

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Hayya - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: To apply to medical school or potentially go into research

Favourite food: Ramen

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Sarah - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: My career goal is to become a pathologist, although I would also like to research viruses/disease in humans and other living creatures.

Favourite food: Fish tacos!

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Prakriti - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Molecular Genetics

Career goal: I would love to be involved in genetics in some way, through research, labs, or genetic counselling. I am still exploring all of my options! There are so many areas and types of careers to choose from.

Favourite food: Fettucine Alfredo

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Ameen - Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Expected Math and Astrophysics Minor

Career goal: Hopefully to end up in Academia and research. Have my own lab.

Favourite food: Mums chicken Karahi.

How I get involved: Science Ambassadors, Physics Club, Science CnD

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Catharina - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Chemistry, Biology, and Fine Arts

Career goal: High school Chemistry teacher.

Favourite food: Tea

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Zahra - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Biology and Gerontology

Career goal: Still a work in progress – but definitely something that combines my passions for public health policy and mental health advocacy in a clinical setting.

Favourite food: Caffeine is my best friend.

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Shayna - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: My career goal is to find a job within the field of pharmacy where I am excited and motivated to go to work everyday. I love helping others and empowering patients to improve their own health.

Favourite food: Anything asian and pastries

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Clare - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biotechnology

Career goal: Science communication officer or professor

Favourite food: Royal No. 9 Tapioca Milk Tea

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Winnie - Science and Aviation

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Earth Sciences

Career goal: Ultimately I want to become an airline pilot, but after graduation I would love to become a flight instructor and potentially fly float planes for a couple of years!

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Monique - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Medical Physiology

Career goal: To become a medical doctor.

Favourite food: My grandma's schnitzel

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Deep - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Chemistry

Career goal: Cosmetic dentist

Favourite food: Burrito bowls

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Harini - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

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Khurshid - Mathematical Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Minors: Pure Mathematics, Astrophysics

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Tim - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 1 (Graduate studies)

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Microbiology

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Ashley - Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Controller/CFO, Professor

Favourite food: Japanese Curry

How I get involved: Teaching Assistant, NFPO

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Aishwarya - Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Economics

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Kaden - Earth Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Hydrogeology

Career goal: Working as a consultant around the world to help mining company's improve their environmental practices.

Favourite food: Sushi

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Andia - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Digital Marketing and Scientific Communications (maybe, we'll see)

Favourite food: Crispy mac and cheese

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Arunemathi - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Ecology

Career goal: My career goal is to work in conservation and to protect and preserve the natural environment and habitats.

Favourite food: Pizza and literally any Sri Lankan curry!

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Taylor - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Microbiology

Career goal: Research in some area of microbial ecology!

Favourite food: Burritos!

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Osanda - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Aiming towards the medical field!

Favourite food: Taiwanese beef noodle soup

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Alex - Life Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I would love to practice medicine. I am currently interested in oncology and ophthalmology.

Favourite food: Butter Chicken

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Becca - Earth Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Hydrogeology

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Katelyn - Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Astrophysics

Career goal: Professor

Favourite food: Grilled cheese with asiago & tomato

How I get involved: Science Ambassadors!

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Lindsay - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Psychology, Chemistry, Biology

Career goal: In the healthcare field... beyond that I don't know yet!

Favourite food: Anything chocolate

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Martina - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Chemistry

Career goal: I'm not entirely sure yet. I do hope that I have a career where I'm always on my feet and constantly being challenged!

Favourite food: Bagels... and coffee! Lots of coffee!!

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Lyana - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Bioinformatics

Minors: Mathematics

Career goal: Still trying to explore my options but hoping for a career that incorporates communication/marketing and science!

Favourite food: Calamari!!

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Evan - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Possibly Earth Science

Career goal: I don't know yet, but I have enjoyed the experiences I have had in both lab work and at municipal governments.

Favourite food: Sushi

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Denis - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Medical Physiology

Career goal: Physician with a possible specialization in cardiology.

Favourite food: Burritos!

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Eric - Mathematical Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I'm still not sure, I've been trying out jobs in different fields but haven't found the ideal one yet.

Favourite food: Gyros

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Chloe - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Ecology

Career goal: I hope to one day obtain a position that allows me to interact with nature regularly, contribute to conservation efforts, and participate in community outreach!

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Azzam - Physics and Astronomy

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Finance or Professor

Favourite food: Pineapple Pizza

How I get involved: I enjoy taking part in as many science related things as possible! From being a volunteer for Let’s Talk Science to being president of PhysClub, I love taking on new challenges and gaining new experiences.

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Ana - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I'd like to end up in research one way or another, although I'm not super sure in what just yet. I'm super interested in things on a micro and molecular level so hopefully in a field where I get to do a lot of work with microorganisms!

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Adrien - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: To be completely honest, I have no idea what I want to do once I finish my degree! I'm taking advantage of my co-op experiences to get hands-on experience in the workplace to see what interest me. Currently the pharmaceutical industry is of interest to me.

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Emilie - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: That's the sum-I've-paid-in-schooling dollar question. I can definitely see myself staying in academia to do research and teach, but research on what? I have no idea.

Favourite food: Kawartha Dairy ice cream and pumpkin pie

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Robert P. Lemieux

Dean of Science

Dean Lemieux joined Waterloo on July 1, 2015 from Queen's University, where he was a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Arts and Science.

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Amber - Life Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Medical Physics

Career goal: I'm still figuring that out!

Favourite food: Chocolate milkshake

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Ahmed - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Doctor/Medicine

Favourite food: Eggplant parmesan

How I get involved: Constantly be on the lookout for opportunities that interest me!

Why I love my program

It fulfills the prerequisites for medical school and has courses that I find intriguing!

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William - Medicinal Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Either some sort of chemistry research or pharmaceutical industry

Favourite food: Bao

How I get involved: Chem club and science ambassadors!

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Maggie - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Biology

Career goal: Either healthcare related or something that will allow me to communicate and help others, such as an advisor of some sort! I'm still keeping an open mind to see where the road takes me!

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Ridhee - Physics and Astronomy

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Environmental Assessment Diploma

Career goal: I want to build telescopes and instruments that go into telescopes and make them better. I love how cool it is to be able to look at objects with literally two mirrors connected to a computer. In addition to this, I want to research on extra-solar systems and exoplanets.

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Julia - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I'm hoping to either pursue graduate school (immunology or cell biology) or a professional degree.

Favourite food: Mac and cheese

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Nadia - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Molecular Genetics

Option: Bioinformatics

Career goal: I would like to become a genetic counselor!

Favourite food: Watermelon

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Margaret - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I would love to be able to provide access to health care to those who are traditionally denied or unable to obtain access. Working with children is also something I'm interested in!

Favourite food: Bread

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Carson - Earth Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: PhD

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Geology

Career goal: Professor

Favourite food: Poutine! Oh goodness, most definitely poutine. Although I am very particular about it

How I get involved: Ambassadors, TAing, and I used to do Science Orientation week and Let's Talk Science!

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Kate - Medicinal Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I’m not sure yet... possibly a research position, clinical trial work or a lab-based job.

Favourite food: Pad see ew

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Andreea - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Physician

Favourite food: Any kind of pasta!

How I get involved: I always loved going to the clubs and volunteering fairs in SLC during the terms because it was a great way to find new things to get involved with on campus!

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Joscelyn - Mathematical Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Ultimately, I would like to be in a research position where I can work closely with experimentalists as a theorist in the field of quantum optics. Although, it being an ultimate goal, it may get revamped just like Marvel comics.

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Reshani- Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

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Andre - Physics and Astronomy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Research in Astrobiology!

Favourite food: That's a tough one... probably my dad's homemade lasagne!

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Christian - Medicinal Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: PhD

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Finish a PhD and work with our collaborators at Pfizer.

Favourite food: Steak and baked potato

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Jane - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Geoscience

Career goal:  My career goal is to be involved in environmental science research either via an academic, government, or industry route

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Felicia - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: To go into research or go to professional school

Favourite food: Sushi!

How I get involved: I loved volunteering at the Science CnD and during Open Houses.

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Sebastien - Biotechnology/Economics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Happiness

Favourite food: Cheesecake

How I get involved:

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Susy - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Doctor

Favourite food: 5oz Burger from South Street Burger

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Heather - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Medical Physiology

Career goal: Optometrist

Favourite food: Smoothie

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Benjamin - Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Research or Industry work with either Analytical fields or Polymer Chemistry

Favourite food: Sauerkraut and Borscht

How I get involved: Science Ambassador, Student Ambassador, Executive of ChemClub, Orientation Leader

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Tiffany - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Biology and Medical Physiology

Career goal: Pharmacist

Favourite food: Bubble Tea

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Caitlin - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Right now, I am leaning towards becoming a pharmacist in the hospital setting. However, I am looking forward to exploring different settings through co-op!

Favourite food: Pizza!

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Sadie - Life Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biophysics

Career goal: I'm not sure yet, but both medical school and graduate studies are tempting options!

Favourite food: Tacos

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Benjamin - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Pharmaceutical and/or Vaccine Research and Development

Favourite food: Red Velvet Cake! My birthday is never complete without one!

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Nicole - Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Computational

Career goal: I'm still trying to explore my options!

Favourite food: Chai Latte from Starbucks and sushi :)

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Dwiti - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Music

Career goal: A doctor, but not sure what kind yet!

Favourite food: Chocolate

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Jenny - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Something in medicine

Favourite food: Bubble tea

How I get involved: Orientation, science outreach (let’s talk science, science open house, outreach labs), peer success coaching!

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Michael - Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Either teaching or research

Favourite food: Bulgogi bibimbap

How I get involved: I am an orientation leader, volunteer at the science CnD and, volunteer at open-houses.

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Lilli - Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Materials Chemistry

Career goal: Teaching high school chemistry, physics, and math.

Favourite food: Borscht and pineapple

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Daniel - Earth Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Something to do with teaching and inspiring the next generation to become the best people they can be.

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Kristina - Psychology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Biology

Career goal: I am still undecided about whether or not I want to pursue a job in therapy or Industrial/Organizational Psychology. My ideal career would be person-centric, where I would have the opportunity to work with teams and use my knowledge of human behaviour to help problem-solve.

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Nicki - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I'm very passionate about research. I'm not sure how my future will look but I'm sure I will be in a lab somewhere!

Favourite food: Calamari

How I get involved: I devote most of my spare time to research in labs around campus.

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Isabella - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biotechnology

Career goal: I’d like to pursue a career in pharmacy or pharmaceutical research. My time at UW has shown me how much I enjoy being challenged in labs, and I’d definitely like to continue working in that environment.

Favourite food: Any type of seafood dish!

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Ravicha - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Economics

Diploma: Chinese Language

Career goal: I honestly change my mind every few months, so we shall see. Still debating between becoming an astronaut or starting my own consulting firm.

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Janet - Optometry

Science Ambassador

Year: 1                        

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Optometrist

Favourite food: Sushi

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Areeba - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 1

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I would like to work as a pharmacist in an innovative environment that fosters continuous learning and patient-centered care. I strive to challenge myself and grow throughout my future career while exploring multiple work settings.

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Reginald - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Geoscience

Minor: Geography

Career goal: My career goal is always changing! I think in the long-term, I want to enter academia and conduct research. In the short-term, I'd like to work in both the private sector and for the public service!

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Amanda - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I want to work as a pharmacist in direct patient care.

Favourite food: I could eat pizza all day everyday.

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Kaitlynn - Psychology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

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Tiffany - Science and Aviation

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Commercial airline pilot

Favourite food: Pasta

How I get involved: I volunteer with Let's Talk Science, and I was a Science Orientation Leader.

Why I love my program

I love learning about various sciences, and I love to fly. In this program I am lucky enough to do both!

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