Stream of study: Co-op
Career goal: I am definitely a people-person, so I would love to work in a career where I am surrounded by new people and stories. I would love to be in a position where I am constantly challenged, and have meaningful conversations with people, as well. My goal is to make even the slightest contribution to the ever-growing field of human biology that can possibly aid in a positive future for human health initiatives.
Favourite food: I'm going to have to be a little basic here and say mac and cheese. Oddly enough, I like putting hot sauce on mine!
How I get involved: As of now, I really enjoy getting involved with Science Outreach. My favourite program of theirs is Let's Talk Science- a presentation style of volunteering where you go to different schools or groups and show them all about the wonders of science!
Why I love my program
I love my program because there is always something to learn. The great part about biology is that there is so much that is still unknown- so there is always something new to discover. Think of it this way, the human genome was only fully sequenced in 2003! The incoming class this year would've only been approximately a year old at that time. Overall, I love slowly putting together pieces that make up aspects of this world. As I progressed through my university years, I feel like general topics that we were told to accept as correct had become a lot clearer. In later years especially, there is a level of creativity that you are able to possess to solve scientific issues that really makes this discipline amazing and engaging.
Why University of Waterloo?
I chose Waterloo because I really wanted to get first-hand experience in scientific fields while I was in school, instead of struggling to do so after completing my degree. That's why I chose the co-op program! In today's world, it's really important to make connections and have as many opportunities as you can to learn. I've also had friends who went to Waterloo before I started, and I had heard nothing but great reviews. After completing several years, I would have to agree with them. As a reputable school with amazing research credentials, it is also really helpful when applying for jobs or graduate schools.