Jessie Payne

2016, Science

School & Degree:

Queen's University, Science

High School/Cegep:

Central Huron Secondary School

City & Province:

Clinton, Ontario

Nominated by:

Linda Doig

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.