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Q&A WITH NIKKI
Where is your hometown, and which secondary school did you attend?
I am from Maple Ridge, and I've attended Thomas Haney Secondary School and Douglas College.
Why did you choose SFU?
SFU is a reputable university that's reasonably close to home. I chose the Faculty of Environment because I would like to find a career in environmenal conservation/ resource management.
How did you choose your program? Why is it right for you?
I took my time testing out various streams, but have always had a passion for nature and environmental sustainability, so falling into the faculty of environmental simply felt right.
Do you have a favourite spot on campus? Why it's special to you?
I wouldn't say I have a particular favorite spot. I choose to study wherever is quietest at the time, so typically I spend my time in the upper floors of the library. Either that or somewhere near Starbucks or the Renaissance Cafe so I can ensure an easily accessible steady flow of coffee!
What was the most interesting subject you've studied so far?
Genetic Analysis. It sounds difficult and intimidating at first, but I had an excellent professor that explained the material in a way that made even the more complex concepts easy to grasp. I would definitely recommend it! You find that so many of your childhood questions are answered... i.e. Why are calico cats typically female? Why can mules not reproduce? Why are there so many more breeds of dogs than there are cats? etc.
What are your plans for the future, be that the rest of your time at SFU or post-graduation?
I'm hoping to graduate in the Spring of 2018 (finally!), and then will likely be applying for the MREM (Masters in Resource and Environmental Management) program for the fall of 2018.
I am SFU because...
I crave intellectual stimulation; I love the SFU atmosphere; and I've become addicted to the pursuit of knowledge, specifically knowledge of the natural world.