Hi everyone! My name is Violet Zhu, currently in my third year of Immunology and Infection, and I’m running to be your Third Year Councillor for ISSS. As a student in the Faculty of Science, I believe a sense of belonging and community is essential amongst the academic pressures surrounding us. As there are students from a great diversity of backgrounds, programs, and interests, I believe everyone should have the opportunity to voice their own opinions. From advocating their interests to utilizing the ISSS services to their advantage, I would maximize my efforts to allow every science student to feel involved and ensure that their opinions matter. Having been someone who experienced adversity regarding issues involving me, I hope to take the initiative to change that for those who feel the same. If elected, I will do my best to represent all your ideas and concerns to make the best possible year.