Yasmin Khalili

BSc in Health Sciences

The experiences Yasmin Khalili had during her time in FHS has helped pave the road towards her goal of becoming a professional in health care management and policy creation.

Understanding the combined use of social and medical sciences, taking a holistic approach to health, and learning how diseases impact the human population: these are what captivated Yasmin Khalili to join the Faculty of Health Sciences. As someone eager to be a professional in health care management and policy creation, she believes strongly in getting involved.

“Your university experience is what you make of it, and I aspired to make the most out of my time at SFU,” says Khalili. “These experiences helped me to become a well-rounded young professional, and obtain a better understanding of the world around me.”

During her time at SFU, she got involved with SFU Central, the Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee, The Peak Newspaper, SFU Recreation, and the Biology and BPK Departments. She also did Co-op with CHANGEpain Clinic as a Clinical Chronicler and Research Assistant, and while at the University of California, Berkley, worked with the American Internship Council (AIC). She was one of the first students from SFU to work with the AIC to be an Operations and Marketing Intern at Alliance for Smiles.

“Taking part in the Co-operative education program was one of the best decisions I made when coming to SFU,” she emphasizes. “The experiences I obtained from it were unparalleled. I felt incredibly supported by the co-op team and staff, and it propelled me into the health care career that I have today!”

As for her plans for the future, Khalili is hoping to complete a Master’s in Business Administration to compliment her work as a young professional. Her experience getting involved at SFU is something she hopes students look at for inspiration to grow.

“In many cases, these new opportunities will come in ways you never expected and will pave and re-direct your path in ways you never thought you would go,” she notes. “This will not only allow you to grow professionally, but also allow for the opportunity to meet with like-minded peers, some of which could become lifelong friends! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”