Shamisa Honarmand, Let’s Talk Science Outreach Volunteer at McGill University

Shamisa HonarmandMentoring high school students is a rewarding experience for both the high school students and the post-secondary volunteers. Learn more about the many benefits of volunteering with Let’s Talk Science.

Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: 1 year

Area of study: PhD candidate in the Human Genetics department at McGill University

Inspirational Moment: It was rewarding when I was able to mentor high school students, and to give feedback on their scientific project using the skills that I have acquired during my PhD.

Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: Mentoring high school students. It was very interesting to see them passionate about working in a molecular biology laboratory for the first time.

 Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? It gives me good experience coaching and problem solving. Volunteering is also good for the community, which gives a natural sense of accomplishment.

 Fun fact: I love cooking, playing sports, and eating chocolate.