Faces of PUC: Andrea Maidan  

Andrea Maidan chose to attend PUC because it allowed her to be in nature and was highly recommended to her by friends and family. “The educational aspects and the fact that it is centered around God – this was another reason I wanted to attend,” said Andrea. She is majoring in biology, and pre-dentistry, and will be entering her sophomore year this month.

What is your dream job?   

My dream job is something to do with dentistry. General, Orthodontics, Maxillofacial, or Periodontics – I’m not settled on a specific specialty, but I know that I’ll be happy no matter what specialty I go into.  

How does that compare to what you wanted to be when you were young?  

I’ve always wanted to go into dentistry since I was young. Biannual dentist visits was where this passion started. I didn’t have any bad experiences with dentists, as some do, so I want to share this good experience with others. The methodical, hands on system that goes on in this field was a big plus since I knew I wanted a job with these aspects.   

What is your favorite thing about being a part of the Pioneers family?  

My favorite thing about being part of the Pioneers family is the welcoming nature of everyone here. There’s always a smiling face that welcomes you. The inclusivity I’ve witnessed here is a special feature of this school.  

Where is your favorite place in the world? 

Anywhere out in nature! I love being out and about hiking, walking around, and exploring.  

What movie would you want to be trapped in for a day?

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Wes Anderson. 

What is something you’re passionate about?  

Making food for other people! Cooking and baking – say less. I love learning new recipes and just making food for people I care about.  

Recommend a place to go in the Bay Area on a weekend  

Not sure if this counts as the ‘Bay Area’, but Fern Canyon is an A+ hiking spot. It’s also where Jurassic Park was filmed! 🦕 

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