Mr. Peterson K Maina

Mr. Peterson K Maina
2010
Major: 
Biochemistry
Minor: 
Hometown: 
Mombasa, Kenya
Activities: 
General Biology Teaching Assistant, Career Services Peer Advisor, Science Writing Centre Tutor, SLU Advocate, African Student union member, Habitat for Humanity member, Intramural soccer player, University Chorus member

I immersed myself into campus life as soon as I came to St. Lawrence. In my first year, I was involved with the University Chorus Music ensemble, the Collegiate Science and Entry program (CSTEP), and worked in the animal vivarium. Since my second year, I have served as a Peer Advisor with the Career Services Office, a Teaching Assistant for the General Biology courses, and a Writing Mentor with the First Year Program and Science Writing Centre. Over my four years at St. Lawrence, I have expanded my leadership capacities too. I served as the Student Delegate to the Alumni Executive Council and as the President of the African Student Union.  I also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Newman centre.  In addition, I found the time to play intramural soccer with the African Student Union team.  During the summer of my junior and senior years, I was awarded a SLU Summer Fellowship to conduct research with Dr. Emily Dixon on DNA enzyme regulation and manipulation. The fall semester of my senior year, I studied abroad in Copenhagen Denmark, and returned to St. Lawrence to complete my senior year independent research project.