Year: 1 (Graduate studies)
Stream of study: Regular
Career goal: I would like to continue to balance working in two fields that I am passionate about, microbiology and the environment. I would be enjoy working on sediment, soil and water and analyzing the bacterial communities present in each. As long as I have the opportunity to work both in a lab as well as outside in the field, I'd be happy.
Favourite food: Any breakfast food (and coffee) since it's the best meal of the day
How I get involved: Other than being an ambassador for the last four years, I have been involved with Orientation for four years. During my years being involved with Orientation, I have been a Frontline Leader, a Fun Police, Team Captain and a Federation Orientation Committee member. I have also been involved with Science Student Help Team, Let's Talk Science and a Peer Leader for Living-Learning Communities (LLC). I completed an undergraduate seniour honours research project (BIOL 499) where I did research in a lab for eight months working on bacterial communities in sediment. Currently, I am also a teaching assistant (TA) for the BIOL 240L lab.
Why I love my program
Why University of Waterloo?
For me the science faculty was a perfect fit here at the University of Waterloo. I wanted to study a specific science field without having to be forced to take courses I wasn't interested in. Science at the University of Waterloo allowed me to focus studying on what I wanted to study. I came here for the strong academics but I stayed for the people. The sense of community and belonging that I have experienced here has been absolutely amazing.