Hey fellow nurslings! My name is Victoria Porco, and I am running for the NUS Alumni Liaison position! I graduated in June with my Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Ryerson University. I have an older twin brother, who despises science (ironically), who beat me to this world by a mere 45 minutes; although my mom wouldn't likely choose the word "mere". I also have a shih tzu puppy named Bacio (pronounced "Bah-cho", meaning "kiss" in Italian) who thoroughly enjoys eating every single pair of shoes I own and ensuring I am awake not a minute later than 5:00am, 7 days a week. In high school, I was elected as the school’s youngest Vice President in my second semester of grade 9 and remained in that position till graduation. At Ryerson, I was a Science Student Ambassador responsible for speaking to and connecting with potential students and their loved ones about the Faculty of Science and the University. My experiences have allowed me to develop a passion for networking and helping to facilitate networks between people; something I hope to bring to this position. Should I be so lucky as to get your vote, I will be strongly driven to provide opportunities for you to connect with alumni that can help to ease nerves about the next two years, as well as to help build your nursing network into one that can support you beyond this program! I am so excited to get to know each and every one of you more, and to be a part of the Class of 2020 nursing family!