Growing up, doing outreach has always been a big part of my life. I feel lucky to come to Canada from the Phillipines and got a good education in engineering. Not all the kids have the same opportunity, and I feel like I need to be the person to show them what’s possible.
It doesn’t matter whether I’m teaching a grade 7 or 11 student, I have to break down the scientific concepts, so they are more digestable to my audience. That has really helped me in communicating my research during my PhD.