I am a 20 year old biochemistry student, working in the engineering field, who is living in Toronto for a year to complete an internship, at a top pharmaceutical company, as part of my program. I would make a great role model and mentor for females wanting to enter STEM, but are hesitant or want guidance. I worked as part of a national charity to encourage youth to participate in STEM including disadvantaged and minority children. I participated in the advanced placement program in high school and have taken all science areas.
I have a long history working with children. I started with babysitting 2 children, one male (4) and one female (6) for a year. I would assist with homework and tutoring in all subjects being taken at school as required. Additionally, I volunteered for a few years and eventually worked at a University Engineering and Science programs for a total of 4 years. During this time, I worked with kids mainly between the ages of 3 and 13, superivising them during the day, bringing them to university laboratories to teach them different STEM subject such as biology and coding, design classroom activities in order to teach the complex concepts, teach them to use technology such as 3D printing, etc. In recent years, I have volunteered at CHEO's palative care home, The Roger Neilson House. I spend time entertaining and caring for children with a large variety of disabilities, adapting activities to their needs.