Co-op Student

GHS Member Jessica WoodJess believes that government policies and actions play a key role in shaping the health of our communities, specifically in the growing gerontology field. After advocating for women's rights through the white ribbon campaign, she now uses her skills at AHSUM (Applied Health Sciences Student Union Management) where she promotes faculty involvement and cooperation. Working for the Ministry of Research and Innovation, she played a major role in creating the new Ontario-China Young Scientists Exchange Program as well as furthering the Early Researcher Award. In addition, Jessica also assisted in organizing the Higher Education Institutions for Premier Wynne’s 2016 Mission to India, earning considerable recognition for her leadership. When not focused on public health, Jess enjoys reading, yoga and gardening. 
 
Jess is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Public health with a minor in Gerontology.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo