Saturday, July 9, 2011

Jennifer Cloutier

Science researcher, competitive water skier
Canada’s Top Twenty Under Twenty (2011)

"It's something [referring to the accident that left her a paraplegic] that's had a really, really big impact on my life, but now I'd say probably for the better, it's made me a really motivated person and it's made me realize how short life can be."  - Jennifer Cloutier

Born in Ottawa; attended Immaculata High School.

Presently studying biology at Harvard University, one of the top students in her class.

President of Women in Science at Harvard Radcliffe.

Named to Canada's Top Twenty Under Twenty in 2011. The awards are given out each year to 20 Canadian youths, under the age of 20, who demonstrate innovation, leadership and achievement in a certain field.

Was nominated by her professor at Harvard for her stem cell research and advocacy work for women in science.

Competitive water skier who trains and volunteers with Ski Ability Ottawa throughout the summer, competing on a regular basis.

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