Meet a FullSouler: Colette McKee
Hey my name is Colette (my family and friends call me Lettie) and I am a third year Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Waterloo. I will be joining FullSoul in the role of Field Engineer. I will help design and develop test prototypes and processes for the sanitation of the medical kit. A fun fact about myself is that I am the youngest of 5 kids. We all love to travel. This summer we will be spread out between 3 Continents.
Can you tell us what you are looking forward to the most?
Going overseas for this crazy, cool opportunity is amazing, but I think what I’m most excited for is the hands on experience I will gain as a field engineer working at FullSoul. I am an avid hiker and adventurer and I am excited to see what the country of Uganda has to offer. I am looking forward to experiencing the culture and meeting as many people from this part of the world as I can.
How are feeling as you prepare for your trip?
It still hasn’t sunk in that I will be leaving soon. It might not actually hit until I step off the plane. I’m preparing as best as I can for the trip, the culture and the weather. Its hard to think of everything, but I am talking with the people that I will soon be meeting at my work, and I am getting lots of ideas.
Did you get any interesting advice from previous interns or others to prep you for the trip?
My brother went to Uganda on a work experience a couple of years ago. He is my best advisor on what to expect, different foods I should try and potential adventures I could go on. I have heard from past FullSoul interns that I should bring skirts and dresses to work in as the clinic is quite hot. The only dress in my closet is from prom so I will definitely need to go on a shopping trip!!
What are the top 3 things that you are for sure packing
- Some books
- My journal
- Good hiking boots
How you can follow me on my journey
Instagram – @Lettiemckee