Name: Kirun Baweja
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Book: “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak, “Fugitive Pieces” by Anne Michaels, “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini (couldn’t pick just one!)
Song: “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
Place in St Andrews: St Mary’s Quad
Sports Team: Toronto Maple Leafs of course!
Midnight Snack: Fruit n Fibre cereal – I’m addicted
Quote: The two quotes that always motivate me are “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those doing it.” – George Bernard Shaw, and “God made the world just as much for me as for any one else.” — Oscar Wilde
Campus Activities: President/Founder of Operation Smile St Andrews, President of Yoga Society, Secretary for Surgical Society, Peer Assisted Learning Scheme mentor
Plans for the Future: to become a reconstructive surgeon and work with Operation Smile, to write a book, and to become a yoga teacher
Study ‘Ritual’ : If I’m studying at home, my house has to be completely clean, otherwise I get distracted. I usually study at the library though – if I’m at home, I procrasticook (it’s a real thing) – so every morning I pack my day’s worth of snacks and meals in neat little containers to take with me. It sounds weird but without it I’d be running off buying food every 10 minutes!
Something on your St Andrews Bucket List: Walk the Fife Coastal Path
Relationship Status: Single
Deal Breaker: Arrogance, selfishness
Deal Maker: Ambition, kindness, sense of humour
Dream Job: Pediatric Reconstructive Surgeon
Dream Vacation: Greece
Celebrity Crush: Don’t really have one! If I absolutely had to pick, I’d say Theo James
Secret Talent: I’ll get back to you when I discover it?
Three Things You Can’t Live Without: my yoga mat, my journal/writing notebook, my planner
Guilty Pleasure: Looking through recipe blogs/cookbooks – could do it for hours on end
Dream Dinner Guests (5, dead or alive): Vincent Van Gogh, Cleopatra, Dr William Magee, Malala Yousafzai, Leonardo da Vinci