December 12, 2020
Meet Geneskool Volunteer Randi Shan!
What are you studying at university?
Doctor of Pharmacy.
When did you first become interested in science?
I became interested in science when I was in grade 8. I learned about a whole different world of cells and how the microscopic world influenced our body. As I learned more and more, I feel that my observation of the world was becoming more colourful and insightful. Learning new things and applying my understanding continues to be one of my biggest excitements about science and research.
What motivates you to volunteer?
I love to share my knowledge with my peers, but most importantly I feel that I learn something new from people everyday. If I can be insightful to others the way they have been to me, I would feel intrinsically motivated to volunteer. The way I discovered my interest feels so special to me that I want to share that moment with others too.
What was the most fun/inspiring/exciting moment so far as a Geneskool Volunteer?
Geneskool volunteering allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and value the experience immensely. The most fun and inspiring part about Geneskool is seeing the students succeed through a challenging concept/activity.
What advice would you give to a young aspiring scientist?
If you are curious about a topic, don’t be afraid to ask questions and inquire more. Go beyond the scope of your class and explore, that’s usually when you discover something cool..
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