Here's a snapshot of what I've done:
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& PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
I've spoken at various venues to engage both experts and non-experts.
& EXPERIENTIAL TRAINING
I've developed local & national science training opportunities to help foster the next generation of scientists.
Here are some of the projects & Initiatives i've been involved in:
Co-Founder & President;
Toronto Science Policy Network (TSPN)
July 2018 - Present
I co-founded a student science policy group at the University of Toronto alongside three fellow graduate students: Sivani Baskaran, Ellen Gute and Molly Sung.
TSPN provides a platform for students (graduate and undergraduate) and post-doctoral researchers to learn more about and engage in science policy. To date, we have engaged over 300 individuals through various skill-building workshops, public panels, TSPN Talks and more.
Oct 2019 - Present
ComSciConCAN is a workshop series organized by graduate students, for graduate students, focused on leadership and training in science communication. I am co-organizing the 2020 three-day long ComSciConCAN series which will be held in Ottawa.
Wikipedian & Edit-A-Thon Organizer
Today, only 18% of English Wikipedia’s biographies are about women. In response, I started creating and updating Wikipedia pages for Canadian scientists to highlight their scientific research, role in science policy and/or science communication.
I also organize Edit-A-Thons in Canada, including:
Press & Communications Coordinator;
2018 Toronto March for Science
The Toronto March for Science is an annual gathering of citizens and scientists standing together to celebrate science. I was responsible for co-ordinating communications for the 2018 Toronto March for Science.
Despite freezing rain, ice pellets and an impending ice storm, around 150 participants, along with speakers and volunteers, braved the weather to take part in the 2018 Toronto March for Science.
Student Editorial Board Director;
STEM Fellowship Journal
June 2016 - Jan 2018
I led an an open-access student-run peer-reviewed journal, consisting of a 20-person large student editorial board, to publish three issues of STEM research by high school and undergraduate students.