Queen's University

Jessie Payne

Central Huron Secondary School
Nominated by: 
Linda Doig
Nominated in: 
Clinton, ON

Media Mentions:

Meeting the Leaders

Featured in Queen's Gazette

C.H.S.S. student awarded $60,000 scholarship

Featured in Clinton News Record

Blog posts: 

How I travelled alone for the first time

Spring 2018

The answer to this is very simple; the exact same way I have travelled with other people my entire life, with an open mind and a drive to expand my

– by Jessie Payne • Schulich Leader at Queen's University

Q&A with

What undergraduate program are you enrolled?
Bachelor of Science Honours
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
"Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world" - Aaron Klug
What is a little known fact about you?
I absolutely love hockey. A pond in my backyard freezes over in the winter and makes for a great pick up game!
Why do you make a great Schulich Leader?
I believe that curiosity and passion are the driving forces in human beings. I also believe that I am innately curious, passionate, and driven, not only in the STEM field but in life and in my relationships. I want nothing more than to understand the world around me while impacting everyone and everything positively as I go.