Rika Sugimoto Dimitrova
2015 Schulich Leader
University of British Columbia
Engineering Program
High School: Semiahmoo Secondary
Nominated by Terry Lescisin
Surrey, BC
What area(s) of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are you pursuing for your undergraduate degree?
What is your favourite inspirational quote? 
“Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right” - Henry Ford
What is a little known fact about you?
Aside from academics, I love arts & crafts and spending time outdoors playing sports with friends!
Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader?
I welcome challenges and enjoy solving problems. I am organized and like to solidly define goals to work towards. The opinions of others also matter a lot to me; I encourage people to share their ideas and listen to others, believing that by bringing many heads together brilliant solutions can be uncovered. And of course, whether it is in class, from real-life experience, or from people around me, I love to learn!