Francine Chingcuanco, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Francine’s leadership philosophy is built upon 3 foundations: passion, inspiration and accountability. Passion and tenacity are the driving forces in her actions, which enable her to accomplish tasks regardless of obstacles that she faces. Inspiration refers to her belief that as a leader, she should be able to inspire passion and action in others, which in turn allows her team to accomplish tasks through collaboration. Lastly, accountability of one’s actions ensures that she keeps focus and understands the consequences of irresponsibility. The following are select positions she has held in the past, which she believes highlights her philosophy as a leader and her contributions to the community: As Event Coordinator for Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières (FoMSF) (2012-2014), she organized various events that aimed to raise funds and awareness for the work that Médecins Sans Frontières does; As Co-President for the Pharmacology & Toxicology Students’ Association (PTSA) (2013-2014), she organized events, such as academic seminars, games nights, socials and networking opportunities, for students in the Pharmacology & Toxicology department.