Hello Founders! My name is Sofia Santobuono, my preferred pronouns are she/her and I am excited to be a Peer Academic Leader for the upcoming 2020-21 academic school year. This year I will be entering into my third year of the Bachelor of Social Work program here at York. Even though this year will be very different from the others due to all that is going on in our world, I’m looking forward to continuing to build new relationships, and create long lasting memories, and make this year another great experience. One of the main reasons that I have chosen to pursue my undergraduate degree within this field, is due to the fact that I am very passionate about providing support and aid for those who are in need. I have always shown empathy and compassion to those around me, thus, I want to help the mentees to succeed both academically and socially. This will be my first year as a peer mentor, however, my experience in volunteering and teaching has granted me the knowledge and resources that I can use as a PAL to assist students in reaching their full potential. Additionally, this is also my first year being on the Founders student council as an athletic representative. I am involved within the Founders community through extracurriculars and clubs, therefore, if anybody has any interest in participating then I am always available to answer any questions or provide guidance in how to do so. All in all, I am looking forward to helping you all in achieving the best overall academic year and navigating your university life.
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