Jessie MacAlpine is a grade twelve student from Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. A science fair alumnus, she has attended the Canada-Wide Science Fair five times, the Sanofi-Aventis BioGENEius Challenge and the National Youth Science Forum. As the Schools Outreach Director for Science Expo Youth Empowerment Group and presenter with Smarter Science, she encourages inquiry based learning in youth. Through her research, she has examined utilizing biochemical processes to create eco-friendly products, including a bioherbicide and anti-malarial drug.