Crystal Pinto

Francis Libermann Catholic High School
Mini Bio: 
Crystal, 19, is a graduate of Francis Libermann Catholic High School (Scarborough, ON). The Victoria College student chose to attend U of T because it "is the centre of academic research in Canada, and the St. George campus is beautiful and vibrant and at the heart of the city." Crystal, who is taking first year classes in biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, and psychology, plans to specialize in neurosciences or physiology, and hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in some area of human biology, possible a combined MD-PhD degree. A memorable moment for Crystal was attending her very first class at U of T, which was in Convocation Hall: "The sense of history in the room, along with the knowledge that I was beginning my university experience along with hundreds of other students is both humbling and exhilarating, and not soon forgotten." In her spare time Crystal enjoys reading and listening to music. Crystal is also a successful competitor in science fairs, including placing first in the 2002 Aventis Biotech Challenge (Greater Toronto) and representing Canada and receiving awards at the 2002 International Science and Engineering Fair.