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Jenifer Suntharalingham

jenifer suntharalingham
I am a research assistant and part time PhD student working on human endocrine development within the Genetics and Genomic Medicine (GGM) department at the UCL-GOS Institute of Child Health (ICH).  As a STEM ambassador, I enjoy visiting schools and helping young students to think about Science and encouraging the next generation of scientists to think of STEM careers.   I organise GGM’s popular work experience schemes for high school students from diverse and less advantaged backgrounds.  Students get to learn and experience the variety of research happening within GGM and dispel any preconceptions they may have of scientists and the work done at ICH. I also help to organise a stall at the NIHR GOSH BRC Family Fun Day called “GEMS (GOS-ICH Excelling in Medicine & Science) Science Quest”, a fun treasure hunt activity where visitors of all ages learn about the research of real life scientists working at ICH.  This stall has been very popular over the years, as it has engaged with themes including female role models and innovative scientific research in an enjoyable activity for kids and families attending. I am grateful to be nominated as an ICH EDI role model due to these engagement and enabling activities.