Xiaoxing Catherine Tong

Jarvis Collegiate Institute
Mini Bio: 
Catherine was a member of Jarvis Collegiate's teams that placed in the top 10% in the 1998 National Biology Competition and first in the U of T's Leonardo Da Vinci Competition (in engineering). She is "amazed" at how close she is "to what is really going on in biology at the U of T - what is being taught in class is happening in the labs." Catherine, 19, is interested in conservation biology and has aspirations to attend graduate school and become a professor. This past summer she studied French in Ottawa and volunteered for the Red Cross and a local summer camp.