People profiles

Mary

Mary - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 1

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I'm hoping to become a pharmacist

Favourite food: Chicken Wings

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

Kimia Smiling

Kimia - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year:  2

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Psychology and Medical Physiology

Option: Bioinformatics

Career goal: Bioinformatician

Favourite food: Quesada

Chloe Smiling

Chloe - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Ecology

Career goal: I hope to get a job that allows me to interact with nature on a daily basis and contribute to conservation efforts.

Favourite food: Croissants

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Christian - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Psychology

Michael

Michael - Mathematical Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Astrophysics

Minor: Pure Math

Career goal: Not sure! I am interested in becoming a physicist, but I also might like education or engineering!

Favourite food: Penne pasta with roasted red pepper sauce, Parmesan cheese, and chopped basil

Andia Smiling

Andia - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Pharmacist but things could definitely change!

Favourite food: Crispy mac and cheese

How I get involved: Pharmacy Club, intramural soccer and volleyball

Ben Smiling

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

Areeba

Areeba - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 1

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Pharmacist

Favourite food: Gulab Jamuns (South Asian sweet)

Alex Smiling

Alex - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 1 (Graduate Studies)

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Microbiology

Divya Smiling

Divya - Physics and Astronomy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Minors: Mathematics and Legal Studies

Career goal: My goal is to go to law school and become an environmental lawyer

Favourite food: Hummus!

Maggie Smiling

Maggie - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Biology

Career goal: I don’t know yet! Still figuring things out :)

Favourite food: Cool Lime Refresher from Starbucks 

Jessica

Jessica - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: The field of pharmacy is ever-changing and so am I! Currently, I'd love to be working in a community pharmacy, impacting the lives of patients within my community.

Favourite food: Anything spicy!

Kate Smiling

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

Martina Smiling

Martina - Science and Business

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Chemistry

Career goal: I'm not entirely sure yet. I do hope that I have a career that challenges me and brings me happiness!

Favourite food: Gnocchi 

Lilli Smiling

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

Melysa

Melysa - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Joint Honours Social Development Studies

Career goal: Genetic Counselling or Nursing

Favourite food: An everything bagel with cream cheese!

Ana Smiling

Ana - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biotechnology

Jackie Smiling

Jackie - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: To be a pharmacist! Ideally working in a community setting, where I can positively impact those around me.

Favourite food: Iced Coffee!

Reshani Smiling

Reshani- Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Catharina Smiling

Catharina - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Chemistry, Biology, and Fine Arts

Career goal: High school Chemistry teacher.

Favourite food: Tea

Shirley Smiling

Shirley - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biotechnology

Career goal: Research & Development at a Biotech Company!

Favourite food: Sashimi

Michael Smiling

Michael - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Pharmacist

Favourite food: Pizza

How I get involved: TA, OCSA member, CAP buddy. 

Why I love my program

I love interacting with patients and creating a plan to optimize their drug therapy.

Amanda Smiling

Amanda - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Biotechnology

Career goal: I'm hoping to do something with human health, ideally working with viruses and bacteria to produce new vaccines and treatments.

Shabnam

Shabby - Science and Aviation

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Biology

Career goal: Air Canada!

Favourite food: Watermelon and just water

How I get involved: Science ambassador involvement and Waterloo Welington Flight Centre volunteer events!

Julia

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

Hayley Smiling

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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Tiffany - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Biology and Medical Physiology

Career goal: Pharmacist

Favourite food: Bubble Tea

Tim Smiling

Tim - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 1 (Graduate studies)

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Microbiology

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Maya - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Mathematics

Career goal: Head Research Scientist of a lab team (likely in the government, type of lab TBD)

Favourite food: Chicken wings

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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.

Jerika Smiling

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

Matthew Smiling

Matthew - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Medical researcher in the field of oncology

Favourite food: Fish tacos

Robert P. Lemieux

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.

Akshay Smiling

Akshay - Physics and Astronomy

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Joint Honours: Mathematics

Minors: Biophysics, Economics

Sarah Smiling

Sarah - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

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: Soft-shell tacos!

Katya Smiling

Katya - Materials and Nanosciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Researching something in the very very broad field of materials science or nanoscience.

Favourite food: Salami

How I get involved: Orientation leader (Sci-eye and front-line leader), VP of MNS Soc. 

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Alex - Life Physics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I want to practice medicine. I'm thinking emergency doctor, ophthalmology, pediatrics, or oncology (in no specific order). Fingers crossed about getting into medical school in the first place!

Favourite food: Sushi or Peaches or Cheesecake Ice cream (can't decide)

Cody smiling

Cody - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Microbiology

Career goal: Clinical Microbiology/Public Health Microbiology

Favourite food: Curry

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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

Sarah

Sarah - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: To earn my PharmD and work in a clinical setting where I can focus on educating patients about their health.

Favourite food: Pretty much anything sweet, like cheesecake!

Temi Smiling

Temi - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Medicine

Favourite food: Peppermint tea

How I get involved: I currently work as a Peer Success Coach with the Student Success Office. I enjoy singing in ACE, an acapella club and volunteering with our campus response team, UWCRT.

Carson

Carson - Earth Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 1 (M.Sc)

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I want to be either a Survey or Research geologist

Favourite food: Classic French Canadian Poutine, although I'm quite pretentious about it

Carlene Smiling

Carlene - Honours Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Medical Physiology and Psychology

Career goal: I'm looking to go to professional school - hopefully something that combines helping people and science.

Favourite food: Sushi

Deep Smiling

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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Kshiti - Materials and Nanosciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I want to pursue Engineering concepts in the future after doing some research. I'm looking into graduate school programs for further opportunities.

Favourite food: Chocolate chip cookies

Megan

Megan - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Biology

Specialization: Geoscience

Career goal: I'd love to work in conservation at some level! I want to be outside and in nature as much as I can.

Favourite food: Chocolate

Susy Smiling

Susy - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Animal Biology

Career goal: Medical doctor

Favourite food: 4oz Burger from South Street Burger

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Jane - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

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

Favourite food:  My favourite food is sushi, especially sashimi!

Kevin

Kevin - Optometry

Science Ambassador

Year: 1

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Optometrist!!

Favourite food: BBQ anything

How I get involved: CRT responder, Intramural sports

 

 

Zahra Smiling

Zahra - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Psychology

Career goal: Speech language pathologist

Favourite food: Cucumbers

Sebastien Smiling

Sebastien - Biotechnology/Economics

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Happiness

Favourite food: Cheesecake

How I get involved:

Christian

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

Taylor Smiling

Taylor - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Possibly Microbiology

Career goal: Researching the human microbiome and teaching microbiology!

Favourite food: Burritos

Daniel Smiling

Daniel - Physics and Astronomy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

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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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

Kelly

Kelly - Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Still exploring my options!

Favourite food: Noodles

How I get involved: TA for CHEM 120L and a Living-Learning Community Peer Leader. I'm also the current External Director of the FEDS Volunteer Centre!

Katelyn Smiling

Katelyn - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Ecology

Career goal: Where the wild things are, AKA travel for field work and interact with all sorts of biodiversity.

Favourite food: Crème brûlée torched very generously, or affogato served over a dark chocolate brownie.

Ashley Smiling

Ashley - Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Controller/CFO at a Biotechnology firm

Favourite food: Japanese Curry

How I get involved: S.W.A.M Kitchener-Waterloo, Teaching Assistant

Dwiti Smiling

Dwiti - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Regular

Minor: Music

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

Favourite food: Chocolate

How I get involved: Biol 130L Teaching Assistant and a Science Ambassador!

 

Alitsia Smiling

Alitsia - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: A career where I'm challenged everyday, where I can be a leader to an amazing and hardworking group of people, and to be in a role where I can make a difference.

Favourite food: Ice cream, it's my weakness!

How I get involved: Science Ambassadors and Chem Club!

Dwiti

Dwiti - Biomedical Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: To be a doctor, although I'm not sure what kind yet.

Favourite food: Anything with chocolate

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Kaitlynn - Psychology

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Francesca Smiling

Francesca - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: I'm hoping to pursue a career in medicine.

Favourite food: Filipino Food! Specifically a dish called Tocino

Gurlin

Gurlin - Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Consulting for pharmaceuticals

Favourite food: Spaghetti

Natalie Smiling

Natalie - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Ecology

Career goal: Graduate school researching evolutionary biology and ecology... but only after a year or so of building a van and travelling down the west coast.

Favourite food: Thai Curry

Melissa Smiling

Melissa - Biotechnology/Economics

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: My current career goal is to work in industry in the biotechnology field. Along the way to that goal, I am hoping to do graduate school in a molecular biology/ biotechnology related field.

Favourite food: My favourite food is mac and cheese but homemade, not KD.

Janet

Janet - Optometry

Science Ambassador

Year: 1                        

Stream of study: Regular

Career goal: Optometrist

Favourite food: Sushi

Sadie Smiling

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

Evan

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

Sharyn smiling

Sharyn - Psychology

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Wherever I am led!

Favourite food: BBQ chicken wings

How I get involved: I am in Power2Change, Association of Caribbean student and I work at UWaterloo Athletics!

Brooke

Brooke - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: To become a renowned radiochemist and nuclear medicine researcher.

Favourite food: Shawarma

How I get involved: I am a science ambassador, research assistant, CHEM 266L teaching assistant, a member of chem club, and a science outreach volunteer.

 

Jenny

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!

Clare Smiling

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

Emily Smiling

Emily - Chemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Computational

Career goal: Right now, I think it'd be really cool to work at a university doing research, maybe even becoming a professor.

Favourite food: Burgers!

Cherry smiling

Cherry - Pharmacy

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Not sure yet, I'm going to take advantage of co-op to try different work settings.

Favourite food: Chatime or TenRen's honey green tea with tapioca

Nandini Smiling

Nandini - Biology

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Medical Physiology

Career goal: Health MBA

Favourite food: Chocolate cake

How I get involved: Science society, SSHT, first year housing rep

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Christine - Biomedical Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Regular

Minors: Chemistry and Medical Physiology

Career goal: Not completely sure, but definitely aiming for somewhere in the medical field!

Favourite food: Chocolate

Joy Smiling

Joy - Science and Aviation

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Earth Science

Career goal: Commercial pilot of a major airline

Favourite food: Ginger Ale

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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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Oz - Materials and Nanosciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Do research

Favourite food: Ice Cubes

How I get involved: Acapella, Phys Club, Library Ambassador and going to the gym

Kaden

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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Becca - Earth Sciences

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Specialization: Hydrogeology

Janet

Janet - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Minor: Economics

Specialization: Biotechnology

Career goal: I hope to do research and development for cosmetics.

Favourite food: Donuts

Nicki Smiling

Nicki - Biochemistry

Science Ambassador

Year: 3

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: I would like to continue doing research in Science (maybe as a professor), likely some combination of bioinformatics, biochemistry and microbiology!

Favourite food: Calamari

Amber

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

Winnie smiling

Winnie - Science and Aviation

Science Ambassador

Year: 2

Stream of study: Regular

Specialization: Earth Sciences

Career goal: Airline Pilot

Favourite food: Lasagna 

Joscelyn

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.

Favourite food: Raspberry Lemonade

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