Name: Ayesha TasneemIMG_1021

Year: 4

Program: Double Major in Molecular Biology, Immunology, Diseases and Neuroscience

Experience I hope to gain with BioSA: I hope to give back to the UTSC community, especially current and incoming students in the Biological Sciences Department. I hope to learn and grow with BioSA and look forward to be a part of organising awesome events this year!

Hobbies/Interests: Read, write and watch documentaries

Favourite Novel: The Bell Jar

Favourite Quote: “D not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Advice to First Years: The transition from high school to university is difficult and is different for everyone, so don’t get overwhelmed and try your best to keep up. I would also highly recommend getting involved with a few initiatives in your first year that are of interest to you – they will help you meet new people, de-stress, develop new skills and above all: have fun! Undergrad can seem like a long ride, but it goes by really fast, so make the mosst of it, get involved in activities of your interest, stay on top of academics and relax.

What is the longest you have gone without sleep? 36 hours (not recommended!), but otherwise I make sure to get plenty of sleep.

If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do? Travel around the world ad read all the books on my ever-increasing to-read list.

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