The Journal of Student Science and Technology International Editorial Board brings together prominent academics in various fields from around the world to develop a new generation of innovators.  

Student Editor-in-Chief

Adelina Cozma is a 5th year student at the University of Calgary pursuing a five-year combined Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation degree. She is completing her honours thesis in autism research at the Werklund School of Education, and also conducts research in global medical capacity building at the Cumming School of Medicine. Adelina is passionate about the translation of new knowledge and technologies into strategic assessment and intervention platforms for individuals with autism and their families, and she aspires to become a psychiatrist and health policy maker focused on the development, provision and evaluation of autism-informed psychiatric services. She authored several neuroscience and psychology publications, and her research efforts were recognized with first place awards from the Manning Awards Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Psi Chi the International Honor Society in Psychology, the Canadian and American Psychological Associations, the Intel International Science & Engineering Fairs, the Canada-Wide National Science Fairs - and a namesake minor planet by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology! Outside of the research laboratory, Adelina is an avid spin practitioner/hot yogi and loves hiking in her own backyard: the beautiful Rocky Mountains!

Lindsay Woo is a graduate student at the University of Toronto where  she does research at the Toronto General Hospital. She works on a mixture of basic and clinical research exploring mechanisms of measuring lung function in several different populations, including transplant patients. Lindsay has been been able to present my work at several Canadian and International events. She previously completed my undergraduate degree at McMaster University where she studied biology with an Origins research specialization. Lindsay has been volunteering with the Foundation for Student Science and Technology with both the journal and co-op programs since 2014.  In her spare time Lindsay enjoys playing music for geriatric patients at Mount Sinai Hospital, travelling, cooking, and playing old video games.


Dr. Joanne Zwinkels is a Principal Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).  

She received her B.Sc (Honours) in Chemistry from the University of Victoria (1977) and her PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Alberta (1983) with specialization in the infrared optical properties of solids.  After a brief NSERC Visiting Postdoctoral position in the Coal Research Laboratory of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, she joined the NRC Division of Physics in 1984 to work in the field of spectrophotometry.  From 1991 to 2009, she also served as the Group Leader for Photometry and Radiometry.  Her research activities involve the development of new reference instrumentation, standards, and procedures for high-accuracy spectrophotometry, fluorescence, and colour and appearance measurements.  Her accomplishments include the development of several national facilities for high-accuracy measurements of optical properties (colour, gloss, transparency) of both non-fluorescent and fluorescent materials. Her current research is focussed on developing a new versatile reference instrument to extend NRC fluorescence measurement capabilities to other geometries and applications.  Recently, Joanne co-edited a reference book on spectrophotometry entitled “Spectrophotometry: Accurate measurement of optical properties of materials”, which is Volume 46 in the series “Experimental Methods in the Physical Sciences”.  Joanne is actively involved in international standardization activities and currently serves as the NRC representative to the Consultative Committee of Photometry and Radiometry (CCPR), Chair of the Strategic Planning Working Group of CCPR, International Convenor of ISO TC6/WG3 (Paper, board and pulps: optical properties), and Country member and Associate Director of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) for Division 2 (Physical Measurement of Light and Radiation).