Program: Bachelor of Science Degree
Major: Biological Science
Major: Nutritional and Nutraceutical Science
I’m a Biological Science major with a minor in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Science. I’m 22 years old, a varsity athlete on the women’s curling team and a proud Gryphon.
I have had a passion for humanitarian efforts since I was young. My elementary school exposed me to the Me to We initiatives – a social network that connects the massive global market to artisans everywhere and in so doing, brings them a fair price for their products.
In December of 2018, I traveled to Cape Coast, Ghana with an organization called Projects Abroad, where I was a nursing intern and leprosy outreach volunteer. It took three part time jobs during my off time to raise the funds for this journey, but it deepened my passion to learn and to do some good during my short stay on this planet.
I want to continue traveling with a purpose, so in April 2019 I went to Guatemala with Vida Volunteers, who help families by setting up medical clinics in remote and impoverished communities. Our goal was to staff the remote clinics and provide annual check-ups.
I hope I can keep traveling, keep volunteering and keep learning. I would like to join a public health initiative with Projects Abroad in Madagascar that focuses on proper hygiene and water sanitation for those in need. The goal is to mitigate the amount of sickness and disease seen in this area.
I am truly humbled by the experiences I have encountered so far in my life and I value every opportunity I have had and will have, to help.
I would like to thank the Angel Gabriel Foundation for bringing humanitarian opportunities to students – an education in goodwill truly makes a difference.