Episode 47: Jennifer Jakobi, PhD, Associate Dean & WWEST Associate Chair (UBCO)

January 22, 2019

Danniele sits down with Jennifer Jakobi, PhD, newly appointed WWEST Associate Chair at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. They cover subjects such as how to give students the opportunity to empower themselves, what Jennifer does as the WWEST Associate Chair, why she's so fascinated by her neuromuscular research, and what can help STEM professionals move forward in their careers successfully.

Guest: Jennifer Jakobi (website)

Dr. Jennifer Jakobi is an associate professor at the School of Health and Exercise Sciences and Associate Dean of Academic Programs for the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan Campus. She is also our recently announced WWEST Associate Chair at UBC Okanagan.

Dr. Jakobi specializes in exercise neuroscience, in particular understanding sex-specific age-related decline in nerve and muscle that contributes to loss of functional ability. She received her Bachelor of Science in human Kinetics at the University of Windsor, her master of science at York University. And her PhD in Kinesiology from Western University.

In her position as the WWEST Associate Chair and the Director of the iSTAND STEM diversity network, she is committed to increasing diversity across science, technology, engineering and math by providing mentorship as well as opportunities to encourage and empower change.

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Hosted by: Danniele Livengood (@livengood)
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Reich-Shackelford