Lisgar Collegiate Institute
Maria del Mar Cuevas is currently a grade 11 student at Lisgar Collegiate Institute studying in the Advanced Placement Capstone Program. Maria del Mar is passionate about International Business and also does research in the field of Bioinformatics outside of school. Her work has won her several prestigious awards such as the Sanofi Inventis Biogenius Challenge, first place at the ORSF and the Ottawa University Partners in Research Award. Maria del Mar is also the president and founder of her city’s World Vision chapter and is also a blogger who writes about issues regarding landmines in developing countries. In the past, Maria was selected among ten of Canada’s top students to represent Canada at the Jiangsu Province International Youth Leaders to China program. Maria del Mar is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.