Pooja Srikanth

2014
Schulich Leader

McMaster University
Engineering
Program

High School: Bishop P.F. Reding CSS

Nominated by Adrian Flynn

Milton, ON

What area(s) of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are you pursuing for your undergraduate degree?

Engineering

What is your favourite inspirational quote? 

A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader; a greater leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.

What is a little known fact about you?

Above all else, I strive to preserve my integrity.

Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader

Through academics and leadership initiatives, I have inspired others to have confidence in themselves. My consistently high grades prompted many people to request my help. However, instead of immediately providing answers, I tried to help my peers understand concepts, leading to long term success as they became assured of their own abilities. In addition, through my involvement in several leadership programs, I encouraged others to become future leaders by emphasizing a welcoming, inclusive environment. Although I worked with numerous groups, my goal was always to build self-reliance in younger students and increase the sense of community at Bishop Reding.