Volunteer Woman doing an experiment with a group of children

Mitaali Taskar

Mitaali Taskar
Let’s Talk Science Volunteer at McGill University

Mitaali became a Let’s Talk Science volunteer to share her passion for science and inspire a new generation of scientists!

Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: 1 year

Area of study: Undergraduate student, studying Biology

Inspirational Moment: I would say the most inspirational moments are when the young children connect the demonstrations and activities to their own lives. Something as simple as recalling a bird’s nest they’ve seen while at our activity on ecological habitats forms a connection in their mind. And from there they can go off on so many wonderful tangents. These children can be as curious as they want to be because of something as simple as this connection.

Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: Eureka Festival! Three full days of nothing but science outreach!

Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? As a child, there were a bunch of little moments that contributed to my love of STEAM. Many of these moments were science outreach activities that would not have been possible without volunteering opportunities like Let’s Talk Science. So, I knew joining Let’s Talk Science was my chance to be like those same volunteers that took the time to share their passions with me when I was a child. It’s my turn to nurture this passion in a next generation.

Fun fact: I didn’t think I’d come to the French province of Canada to study, so I took Italian as a second language in high school! Now I am frantically learning French, brushing up on Italian, and struggling with Hindi on Duolingo!