Andre Violante graduated from McMaster University where he obtained his Hons. B.Sc. in Life Sciences. Recently, he successfully completed his B.Ed at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. In his spare time he enjoys playing bass and immersing himself in reading up on current scientific research. He is devoted to Kidney CARE because of their commitment to supporting not only advancements in kidney research, but also because of their focus on educating the public about issues in nephrology.