Expected graduating year: 2019
Degree: Kinesiology (interdisciplinary stream)
Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia
This summer you’ve been working with Super Chefs, can you tell us about that?
Yes, Super Chefs is an amazing program that works with children to teach them about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, more specifically about nutrition and healthy food choices. Super Chefs works very closely alongside a lot of great organizations and large corporations, such as the BC Lions, Westin Hotels and Resorts, the UBC Faculty of Dentistry, and many more. Their goal is to fight childhood obesity at the grassroots level. The program strives to teach children and advise them about the importance of a healthy lifestyle that incorporates healthy eating and the importance of exercise.
What has been the most exciting part about your experience with Super Chefs?
Well, I just began volunteering with Super Chefs, but already there have been a lot of exciting events, such as the Super Chefs and BC Lions event, where the Super Chefs team, some of the children within the program, and the MasterChef Canada winner David Jorge made lunch for the team. It was a great event where the kids got to take part in making the healthy and nutritious meal, all while meeting the players on the team, which made for a fantastic and memorable experience!
Why did you choose Kinesiology at UBC?
I chose Kinesiology at UBC because it is where I wanted to study. Everyone in my family has attended UBC, so I knew it was the right fit for me. However, I also knew that UBC’s Kinesiology program was one of the best in the country, therefore, making my decision a very easy one since I wanted to be surrounded by fellow hardworking students and knowledgeable professors.
What advice to have for your peers?
My advice would be to follow your passion and be willing to take risks along the way.
What do you hope to do after graduation?
I would love to pursue a career in medicine.