Outreach and Volunteerism
The Coast Interview
Diversity of Nature was featured in the Coast, Halifax's local Newspaper, in an article by Caora McKenna!
The Diversity of Nature Program
As a direct response to inequality and a lack of representation in STEM, my colleagues Suchinta Arif and Catalina Albury and I are spearheading the Diversity of Nature program.
Our program has two parts: a four-day overnight Field Expedition, where 15 Black, Indigenous, and Person of Colour students will get hands on experience in the field, learning cutting-edge ecological methods. The second part is an on-going In-School Workshop series, delivered entirely by Black, Indigenous, and Person of Colour graduate students.
The aim of our program is to increase STEM (and Art!) education for Black, Indigenous, and Person of Colour Students, while simultaneously allowing them to see their diversity reflected in educational leadership roles. Additionally, BIPOC Graduate Students can gain valuable teaching and outreach experience.
We are currently collaborating with major organizations, including Dalhousie University, Imhotep's Legacy Academy, and MEOPAR.
2018 - 2019
I volunteer as a Youth Mentor with WISEAtlantic (Women in Science and Engineering Atlantic) for events such as STEMFest and Science Literacy Week in Halifax.
Canadian Association for Girls in Science
We organized a LEGO kinetics workshop with CAGIS, where girls learned about motion and acceleration by launching LEGO vehicles down a ramp. Check out this video of our wipe out!
Nov 28 2017