Emilie has been a volunteer with Let’s Talk Science for three years and loves sparking curiosity in youth!
Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: 3 years
Area of study: CEO Youth Science Network
One of my favourite moments as a volunteer for Let's Talk Science Outreach dates back to my first year of volunteering. Three years ago, the site coordinator planned a phenomenal outreach trip to Peterborough to deliver workshops to youth in isolated communities, including Indigenous youths. These workshops went so well and at the end of a chemistry magic show I delivered at a school in Roseneath, Ontario I was given a small gift of appreciation in return for the presentation. This was such a kind gesture and something I was not expecting - it really made my day, and week, in Peterborough. It was something the site coordinator and I had never experienced and was so thoughtful. Interestingly, the site coordinator at the time and I both work for Youth Science Network now!
Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: Matter matters :)
Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? : I volunteer with Let's Talk Science because I love seeing the passion kids have for STEM at a young age and sparking curiosity in youth. It also allows me to stay current with education trends at the elementary and secondary level.
Fun fact: I am 6 foot 1 and am often called "the giraffe".