Sophie Hoye Pacholek - Student

CurioCity Careers
13 February 2018

I was born/grew up in: Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and moved to Calgary, Alberta when I was 1

I now live in: Living in Calgary

I completed my training/education at: Currently at Louis Riel school

When I was a student I enjoyed:

What motivates you in your career?

While doing a Science Fair project, I will occasionally get an "aha!" moment; when something clicks or I build a new level of understanding. These tend to spur my projects onwards and can lend to a "creative boost" -- which might lead me to a completely new direction or interesting idea.

It's also surprisingly interesting to read scientific research papers; they're not as hard as they seem and you gain so much knowledge from immersing yourself in them.

When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:

What activities do you like to do outside of work?

I also enjoy music -- I am currently playing piano as well as French Horn in my school concert band. I love art, skiing, and spending time in the natural world.

What advice or encouragement would you give others seeking a similar career?

If you like science and are planning to study science at post-secondary, get involved in a science fair activity. 

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