PCC would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our student interns, Neil Santos and Andrew Calderon. During the 2022 Fall Semester, Neil and Andrew have supported PCC’s projects and activities, using their skills to provide tech support during seminars, creating posters and promotional material, and attending meetings. Their support and knowledge have been invaluable assets to PCC and we would like to take this opportunity to share more about them.
Neil Santos is currently a student at the University of Ottawa pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree and exploring different areas of study. He has significant volunteer experience, having led the English as Second Language Club as a student at St. Pius X High School here in Ottawa. Throughout university, Neil has participated in a two-week volunteer experience in Costa Rica, and is currently attending the Building Young Entrepreneurs (B.Y.E.) Program with the United Nations Association in Canada. Neil has summarized his experience with PCC saying, “My experience with PCC was truly an unforgettable journey, filled with exciting projects and remarkable people.”
Andrew Calderon grew up in the Greater Toronto Area. He is on his way to receiving his Honours BSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Ottawa. In addition to his volunteer work with PCC, Andrew works as an undergraduate researcher at the University of Ottawa’s Harris Lab, is the captain of an intramural
soccer team, and is the VP Logistics of the Health Sciences Networking Association. He also has a black belt in Karate. Of his PCC experience, Andrew said “PCC provided me with many career-developing opportunities which were far beyond my expectations.”
Please join PCC in celebrating the contributions of these two hard-working and talented students. We are eager to see their growth and success as they continue their studies and pursue their next steps.