STUDENT PROFILE-Laurent Weintraub, Saucon Valley HS - by Julie Swan
Family members: Keri Weintraub (mom), Matthew Weintraub (dad), Cindy Weintraub (stepmom), David Weintraub (brother), Alexa Weintraub (sister), Molly Nicholas (stepsister)
Favorite subject: Any classes in the sciences, particularly topics involving medicine. I have a true passion for learning how the body works and how to help others feel well and be their best!
Activities: Medical Sciences Club, Special Needs Sports Club assistant, SADD
Next steps: I plan to attend college and major in nursing.
Career goals: After getting my BSN, I would like to pursue a career as a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Heroes: The nurses that took care of my brother and me when we were premature twins 17 years ago. I’m proud to work alongside them as a volunteer. I can see firsthand their compassion and expertise as they care for critically ill newborns. These nurses have not only been great role models, they have greatly influenced my decision to become a NICU nurse.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and also traveling and exploring new places!
Current job(s): Baby and pet sitter and at Carl’s Corner Steaks & Subs.
Volunteer/community work: I am a St. Luke’s NICU Junior Volunteer and also enjoy assisting my brothers and others with special needs at Special Olympic events throughout the year.
Likes: Playing and walking with my black Labrador, Aggie
Dislikes: Rainy days and bugs
Greatest accomplishment (so far): Being accepted into the Academy of Medical Sciences during my senior year of high school
Advice for peers: There are so many opportunities and different types of careers available in the world today. Even if you think you are sure of a profession you want to pursue, take the time in high school to explore different options. By exploring different careers early in life, it allows you to have a better idea of what you want in life. Once you know what you want, look for opportunities that will help you get closer to your dream career. They always say, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. (Marc Anthony)”
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