Name: Nirshanthika Raviendren (Nirshi)
Program: Health Studies, Biology, and Psychology
Experience gained with BioSA:
Being part of BioSA as publicity and marketing director last year helped me decide that I want to be in the same position again this year. This is because BioSA allowed me to understand the importance of network, leadership, team work, communication and many more skills. Most importantly, it brought to my attention of my true potential! So, I am more than happy to contribute my time as a director to BioSA by creating opportunities for other students at UTSC.
Hobbies/Interests: Of course Photoshop, Dance (esp Bharathanatyam), Yoga, Photography, Music etc.
Favourite TV Shows: The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, House, Arthur (yes, I am still a kid at heart)
Favourite Movie: Too many to list, but Inception for now!
Favourite Quote: “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” – Winston Churchill
Advice to First Years: University does seem overwhelming at first because you are paying for your education and you do need to study hard, but take a break by getting involved. Having to study hard and participating in extracurricular activities makes your university career much more enjoyable and successful.
If you had all the money in the world, what would you do?
Pay off my debts, travel around the world especially visiting all wonders of the world etc.
If you could be a fruit, what would you be and why?
Mango because it’s versatile :)
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