Jessie Russell

Garibaldi Secondary School
Nominated by: 
Susan Beyer
Nominated in: 
Maple Ridge, BC
Blog posts: 
Jessie Russell

And the end of my first year has arrived

Spring 2013

It does not, however, feel as though it has come full circle. Rather, I am at the very beginning of a journey that could take so many forms.

– by Jessie Russell • Schulich Leader at

The leaves have changed with me

Winter 2012

The first few months of university have been a time of transition.

– by Jessie Russell • Schulich Leader at

Q&A with

What STEM area are you studying starting in Fall 2012?

Science (specifically, applied biology)

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song" - Maya Angelou

What is a little known fact about yourself?

I've been canoeing since I was old enough to hold a little green plastic shovel that I used as a paddle.

Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader?

I feel very grateful to be a Schulich Leader and I feel that what makes me a Schulich Leader is my ability to see the big picture. I'm hoping to take my scientific studies and connect them within the bigger social, economic and environmental picture.