introducing my favourite projects and experiences...

👋 Welcome to the page where I showcase all of the things I love to work on. Right now, I'm focussing on health & technology, social impact, and community service, specifically working towards addressing UN SDG #3 (Good Health & Well-Being) and UN SDG #10 (Reduced Inequalities). I'm also working on challenging myself and developing skills in a variety of different areas, whether that be research, software development, public speaking, or project management. Interested in collaborating? Shoot me an email at jennifer.tsai@uwaterloo.ca!

jennifer in health & tech.

scientist helping patient with an eeg cap
July 2019-August 2020 • Research, Data Analysis, Neuroscience
investigating brain tech @ healthtech connex inc.

Falling in love with an innovative, collaborative environment that I always dreamed to find. Diving deep into crazy new technologies to help people walk again and rehabilitate from brain disorders.

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computer screen mockup with reflect logo and blue blobs
November 2019-Now • Web Dev, Product Dev, UI/UX
reflect - a website blocker for digital well-being and mindfulness

Four friends from across North America come together to create a web extension that helps people focus on their work in the digital space, with a more mindful twist. Available now on the Chrome and Firefox store!

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gradient background with sun
Summer 2020 • Web Dev, UX/UI, Writing
creating this personal website

Other than learning how to code in HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap, this project really made me reflect deeply about my personal goals and values. After several existential crises and design iterations, I’m happy to say that I’ve finally created - from scratch - a digital space that truly embodies me.

zoom call with osms team members
April 2020-Now • Research, Outreach, Non-Profit
increasing covid-19 medical supply accessibility @ osms-bc

Becoming a part of this powerful, dedicated group of volunteers that is doing all that it can to fight COVID-19, wave after wave. I dabbled in researching sterialization equipment, organizing a mask awareness campaign, and creating BC’s most comprehensive database of medical supply manufacturers.

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futureshot factory logo
July 2020-Now • Neuroscience, AI, Research
cortech: waterloo’s neurotech student design team

Furthering my interest in neuroscience, I joined a team of students with alike interests to improve the well-being of people through neurotechnology. So far, I've help prototype an EEG-based pain monitoring system to allow for physicians to better administer opiod drugs to patients, at MedHacks @John Hopkins University.

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design of weighing scale system
September 2020-Now • Design Thinking, Engineering
designing a better weight management system for individuals with SCI

Currently, there are no universal and user-friendly solutions to allow wheelchair users with spinal cord injury - a population most prone to obesity issues - manage their weight independently at home. In my design course, my team tackled this problem space through the iterative design process.

jennifer in the community.

3 people holding up christmas cards
Winter 2019 • Outreach, Event Planning, Leadership
supporting the foster youth @ sos children’s village bc

Did you know 3/5 of the homeless population were once in the child welfare system? For Christmas, Fraser Heights LEO Club fundraised to help youth transitioning out of foster care, a time where they are the most isolated and vulnerable. We partnered with our school’s art club to create cute handmade cards, too!

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4 people organizing bags of food
2017-2020 • Outreach, Event Planning, Storytelling
act of love initiative: destigmatizing homelessness

Addressing the stigma surrounding Surrey’s growing homeless population through bi-annual care package distributions. Reaching 200+ people in need, and using our platform to learn about and amplify stories.

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a large team of volunteers
2016-2020 • Leadership, Mentorship, Education
empowering the next generation of youth leaders @ fh leo club

Running one of my school’s largest student clubs as co-president. Focussing on fostering leadership potential, providing service opportunities, and workshops to develop essential skills and to learn about issues prevalent in our own community.

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notable achievements.

  • British Columbia Excellence Scholarship - Top 50 in the Province
  • Jennifer Wadge Memorial Social Justice Award - Top 4 in the School District
  • Service Above Self Surrey Youth (SASSY) Community Service Award Finalist - Top 3 in my Region
  • Outstanding Firehawk (Student of the Year) Award - Top 6 in the School
  • University of Waterloo President's Scholarship with Distinction