Sydnee Calhoun

Team mentor, iGEM High School Team at University of Lethbridge, Synthetic Biology

Sydnee has been involved with the iGEM competition since 2015 at both the high school and collegiate levels focusing on wet lab and human practices. She has finished her BSc in Biochemistry (Honours) at the University of Lethbridge. She looks forward to her fourth year mentoring the Lethbridge High School iGEM team.

She joined as a mentor again this year to continue working with the next generation of innovators and scientists. Sydnee joined geekStarter as a team mentor as she had previously seen the benefits of the program and having mentorship while being a student member of the Lethbridge High School iGEM team in 2015. “I think it is important to provide guidance to our future innovators while also being able to relay my experiences to them, having been in their shoes before”.