Volunteer Woman doing an experiment with a group of children

Jennifer Lord

Jennifer Lord
Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteer at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus

Jennifer’s unforgettable moment with Let’s Talk Science involved inspiring a young girl to think about a future career in forensics through our Crime Lab workshop!

Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: Two years

Area of study: I am working towards my Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice

Inspirational Moment: Last year I did a number of outreach programs in St. Stephen, there was one in particular that I will never forget. I was doing the Crime Lab activity with a group of Grade 5 students and one girl came up to me with lots of extra questions about the field of forensics. I told her that I was unsure of the answers to her questions, but that maybe this could be a career she pursued when she got older. She smiled and said, “I never thought about that. I think I would like that.” This made my smile even bigger because I know how hard it is to be a girl in law enforcement, so for me to spark the interest in her is the most rewarding thing I could ever ask for.

Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: Matter Matters or Crime Lab

Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? I am from the small town of St. Stephen, where students have limited access to academic workshops, activities and special guests. I volunteer with Let’s Talk Science because I want to make a difference in my community, and this program has given me the platform to do that. I want to give the students in my hometown and surrounding areas the opportunities they deserve because no one should feel incapable of reaching their dreams.

Fun fact: My favourite toy as a toddler was cupcake liners!