Shea Soma, son of Richard Soma, Filtration Group, Inc.

Following his internship in 2007 with Filtration Group in Chicago, Shea spent the summer of 2008 with Filtrair in the Netherlands conducting Market Research prior to finishing his degree at the University of Tennessee in 2010, a double major in International Marketing and German Language and Literature. Since his degree, Shea has worked at positions with Ernst & Young (Frankfurt) and Google (San Francisco), received his Masters in International Business Administration from Wiesbaden Business School (Germany), and settled down in the nearby town of Mainz, Germany. Since November 2012, Shea has worked with DB Schenker Rail, Europe’s leading Rail Logistics company, with much of his work’s focus on Scandinavian transport. – Nina Lam, daughter of Hoang Lam, B.G.E. Service & Supply

I am currently in my second year of medical school at the University of Alberta. Though I originally graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, I realized through my various extracurricular activities that I was intensely passionate about women’s health and marginalized populations. Medicine seemed to be a career where I could combine these interests, and where I would be able to make a difference, by providing compassionate and non judgmental care to patients.

I am very thankful to have been a scholarship recipient. My parents have been tremendously supportive of my education, and it is wonderful to know that my father works for an association that also supports post secondary education, and creates opportunities for students.