Rachel Hems, Let’s Talk Science Outreach and CurioCity Volunteer at University of Toronto

Rachel HemsRachel 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!