Rachel Hems, Let’s Talk Science Outreach and CurioCity Volunteer at University of Toronto
Rachel has increased her reach to youth by becoming a volunteer writer for CurioCity.
Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: Three years
Area of study: Atmospheric Chemistry PhD
Inspirational Moment: I’ve run a few weekend activities at a local library and was inspired to see that lots of kids came out and were excited to learn science outside of the classroom.
Favourite CurioCity article: Thundersnow: Winter Thunderstorms
Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: Wonders of Weather
Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? Science outreach is so much fun! I enjoy sharing my passion and excitement for science as well as teaching students and adults how interesting science is, especially chemistry. Now, as a CurioCity volunteer, I enjoy exploring and writing about cool aspects of science that are shared online and can reach an even bigger audience.
Fun fact: I’ve climbed the CN tower in Toronto twice. It’s 553 meters tall and has 1776 stairs!