Jenna Braun

Student, Writer


Effective communicator, creative story teller and quick problem solver.

I am currently a student at the University of Waterloo studying Environment, Resources and Sustainability with a minor in English. I previously graduated from Conestoga College with a diploma in print journalism where I learned to pitch, create and edit news stories. I write adhering to Canadian Press style and enjoy reporting on many topics including (but not limited to): sustainability, human rights, health, food, art, animals and biographies. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and writing poetry, usually including elements of nature.

University of Waterloo Magazine
One small step for kids

"We watched him take some of his first steps. That was the proudest moment of my life."

University of Waterloo Magazine
A subarctic commute by canoe

Turning down the urban grind to find love, opportunity and a commute by canoe.

University of Waterloo Magazine
The homeowner's guide to the gadgetry

A truly smart home both mitigates and adapts to climate change. These Waterloo alumni share helpful tips and technologies that can easily transform your house into the house of the future, today.

Is there hope for the future of food?

“Food is one of those topics that is so interconnected with the economy, human health, energy and water use, our cities, and planetary wellbeing."

Waterloo Stories
From colour-blind to colour-wise

People have been taught to believe that being "blind" to skin colour is a positive way to approach anti-racism, but this can leave marginalized races and cultures unseen.

Waterloo Stories
Inspiring young minds to expect equity

As a child, Anita Layton wanted nothing to do with mathematics. Today, Anita Layton is the Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematical Biology and Medicine.

The Record
Senior helping seniors

Nearly all of Chris Barker's working life has been dedicated to bettering the lives of seniors. And now she is one.

Makeup through the years

Back in the early 1900s, women scarcely wore makeup. It was seen by society as appropriate only for actresses or prostitutes. Truthfully, however, most women wore a little bit.

Dog-walking business a howling success

After years of sitting at a desk in an office and taking orders from others, 26-year-old Natasha Kibbe began to dream of leaving her full-time job to start her own business.

The Record
Professor defends UW Beyoncé course

A sexy new university course focused entirely on the workings of none other than Beyoncé Knowles is generating some negative heat.

The Record
St. Clements man wins national memory title

He had five minutes to memorize the exact order of cards in a deck. Then, it took him just over two minutes to completely reorder a new deck the same way with no errors.