Hi! My name is Jasmine Paduraru, and I just turned 16 in may. I’m in 11th grader at Charles Best Secondary school in Coquitlam BC.
I first joined butterfly effect in grade 9. I was looking for some extra credit, and something that would look good on my list of courses, but I found so much more than that. I found a community of like minded people who share a variety of interests, and I learnt a lot about the world around me. One of the highlights of being in butterfly effect is connecting with the Kenyan students, and learning about their culture and lifestyle. We’ve learnt more about each other, and broken down some stereotypes and misconceptions that we previously had. I am looking forward to seeing what I learn this year!
One interesting thing about me is that I love to travel. Travelling is one of my family’s priorities, and we try to do it often, because we think it’s important to experience other cultures and different ways of living. So far, I’ve been to:
I love travelling because it helps me gain perspective, and better understand the world around me.
In school, I’ve always been interested in sciences, specifically biology. I’ve always been a very curious person, and biology allows me to explore and answer some of my questions. Because of this, I would like to pursue a career in marine biology, or maybe even medicine. I’m a little bit undecided, but I know which direction I’m going in. I really want to make a difference in the world and help others, and I believe I will be able to achieve that in either of these fields.
I look forward to having the chance to work with all of you!