KIN Senior Orientation Leader: Naina Dhiman

Naina is a fourth-year student in the interdisciplinary stream. After she graduates, Naina hopes to pursue a Masters of physiotherapy

Naina will be a KIN Orientation Leader this September 2021, where she will be “working alongside other KIN orientation leaders to help facilitate a positive, welcoming, and impactful start for the incoming students at UBC!” She says she was drawn to apply to be a senior OL due to her own experience participating in virtual imagine day last year. “Being a transfer student at UBC during a pandemic was a nervous adjustment; however, Imagine Day was such a great start and allowed me to meet people who were experiencing things just like me!”

Naina volunteers at Neuromotion, a neurological physiotherapy and rehabilitation clinic. She says, “volunteering here has been a really great experience and allowed me to learn lots about traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injury and strokes.” One of her jobs outside volunteering here includes working as a community support worker.

When asked about the most important thing she learned in KIN, she reflects, “I think the most important thing I have learned while in KIN is the importance of taking care of your body, mind, and overall health.” Naina says, “my goal for the last year of my degree is to find new ways to get involved on campus and enjoy in person classes again.”