Jessie Russell

Schulich Leader

Simon Fraser University

High School: Garibaldi Secondary School

Nominated by Susan Beyer

Maple Ridge, BC

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.