Born in Jamaica, Shanique Stewart moved to the United States when she was two and grew up in Waterbury, CT where she graduated from Waterbury Arts Magnet High School. Though she is now a Nutritional Science major and a Sports Nutrition minor, Shanique started college thinking she would go into fashion as a designer. She says that now she couldn’t imagine herself not going into the medical field. Shanique has a passion for fitness and health and hopes to become a physical therapist. She currently works as a dietary aide in a nursing home, which helps her to experience dietary needs and restrictions for different conditions. Shanique spent this summer in Cape Town, South Africa interning at Maitland Cottage, a children’s orthopedic hospital. She hopes to continue her world travels.