Quinn - Environmental Science

Science Ambassador

Quinn

Year: 4

Stream of study: Co-op

Career goal: Ultimately, I would like to get into education. But until then, I am open to trying new things, especially if it involves field work!

Favourite food: Corn on the cob, freshly picked that day. Douse it in butter and sprinkle a little bit of salt and pepper, delish!

How I get involved: I have volunteered with the Earth Sciences Museum, and the Annual Gem and Mineral Show, and now Science Ambassadors! I also am involved in the undergraduate earth and environmental sciences club (Watrox), and I have been a Teaching Assistant for a few earth courses.

Why I love my program

Two of the things I love most in this world are puzzles and being outdoors, and this program allows me to combine both of them together! This program offers a great amount of flexibility, allowing me to take courses that I am genuinely interested in. Whether it is a biology course or a geology course, lots of labs take the complex problems learned in the classroom out to the field, and I truly believe that is the best way to learn (also, who doesn't love the beautiful landscape views?).  I have a very inquisitive mind, and this program allows me to dig for answers as I please!

Why University of Waterloo?

I was initially attracted to UW for the great reputation of the co-op program, but my favourite part about being here now is the size of the Earth and Environmental Sciences department. I have built great friendships with the other students in the department since we all take very similar courses, and I have made some friends that have had a huge impact on my experience as a student here. I also have had the same professors teach more than one course, which has allowed me to get to know them as people, not just the person standing at the front of the lecture hall! Their doors are always open and they are more than willing to help me with whatever I may need. This is a small but mighty community that I am more than proud to say I am a part of!

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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