Melissa

Melissa

Biography

Year:
4

Program:
Human Biology and Neuroscience (Majors); Minor in Psychology

Why did you come to U of T Scarborough?  
I really loved the small tight-knit community at U of T Scarborough. I also completely fell in love with the green space and the Valley, I found it very relaxing.

What’s the best part of your program?  
I love how my program allows me to learn about diverse areas of science. I also love that my program allows me to have lab and experiential learning components.

What campus activities are you involved in? 
I am currently a work-study student in the Admissions and Student Recruitment office. I am also serving as the co-president of Global Youth Impact, a club that encourages youth activism in both local and global issues. In the past, I have also been fortunate enough to volunteer in a lab and participate in research, which was truly an amazing learning experience.

What is your favourite thing do in your spare time?
I really enjoy playing the piano and cooking/baking in my spare time.

If you could give one piece of advice to your first-year self, what would it be?
One piece of advice I would give is to get more involved. No matter how you choose to get involved whether it be a club, research, volunteering or a work-study position, it helps facilitate growth of skills that you may not be able to develop by just attending classes. U of T Scarborough is an amazing place because you can not only gain knowledge but also develop marketable skills that are useful for your future.