Project Pulse NL 2016 Executive Team
External Relations Director: Kelsey Allen
Kelsey Allen is a grade 12 student at Corner Brook Regional High School. She is the External Communications Director for the 2016 Project Pulse Executive and she is very excited to be a part of this years conference. Kelsey has been interested in Medicine and Sciences from a young age and has participated in many Medical Science oriented programs at MUN such as MedQuest and Brainstorm. She also plans to participate in a medical brigade in Honduras this coming summer with Global Brigades to provide healthcare and health education.
Internal Relations Director: Rebecca Allen
Rebecca Allen is a grade 12 student currently attending Holy Spirit High School. She is a highly motivated and enthusiastic student and her favourite subjects in school include biology, math and French. Rebecca aspires to study medicine and one day have a career in psychiatry. Her hobbies include soccer, swimming, reading and knitting.
Through Project Pulse, Rebecca would like to help make information about the health sciences accessible to students in rural communities of Newfoundland and Labrador. She hopes it will spark the interest and motivation in students to pursue an education in the health sciences, and believes this conference will give students an opportunity to connect with professionals.
Logistics Director: Lesley Burgess
Lesley Burgess is a first year Psychology student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, hoping to pursue a career in the community health sector in the future. She is heavily involved with Canadian Blood Services and Radhoc Youth Leadership, and this is her second year as Logistics Director on the Project Pulse NL team. She is excited to play a role in bringing this opportunity back to students in Newfoundland this spring!
Panel Director: Bennett Newhook
Bennett Newhook is an Engineering One student of Memorial University of Newfoundland who is thrilled to be joining the Project Pulse NL team as this year's Panel Director! He eventually hopes to pursue a career in science and medicine, which he has been interested in since a young age and became involved with Project Pulse after attending last year's conference. Bennett is also deeply involved in Engineers Without Borders, several choirs and is a trainer with the Canadian Improv Games.
President: Julia Thorp
Julia Thorp is currently finishing her final year of high school at St. Bonaventure's College. Julia enjoys exercising in the form of swimming, yoga, and running, and volunteering for organizations such as Global Oncology. In 2014, she attended Shad Valley at the University of Calgary, and was a member of the team selected to take their project to the Shad Cup where they placed 2nd overall. It was at Shad Valley that she met the organizational president of Project Pulse and became interested in the conference. She moved to St. John's from Corner Brook to train on the Canada Winter Games team for synchronized swimming, gaining the opportunity to participate in the competition the following year, as well as the ability to help host the first Project Pulse NL conference. As the co-founder of Project Pulse NL, Julia is eager to bring the students of Newfoundland a second Project Pulse conference. She is a firm believer in opportunity over geography, and it is her goal to include Labrador in the conference when it is logistically possible.