STEM PROFILES

Welcome to our Science Technology Engineering and Math profiles.

Indigo Girls Group will be featuring "women in STEM" as an

initiative to encourage girls in our girl's clubs to pursue careers in STEM!

Take a look at some of these inspiring women who work in STEM careers!

Dr. Madhuri Koti

Assistant Professor

Stem Field: Cancer Research

 

What does a typical day in your position look like?

Each day brings interesting and novel information given the moving fields of scientific research! The biggest advantage of an academic career is the excitement that goes along with newer discoveries and everyday discussions, which are always mind stimulating and keep us going!!

 

How did you get to where you are today?

Will need to give credit to the support and advise from family and peers and a healthy work environment.

Did you have to overcome any challenges or obstacles?

In my opinion a goal that is met without a challenge is yet to be identified. So yes, I did meet some challenges which indeed helped learn how to overcome them!

What inspired you to pursue this position?

Research always seemed to be fun! This is the best position that gives me the freedom to explore curiosities and seek answers.

 

What advice would you give to young girls who are interested in a STEM career?

Someone once said....” If you want to make a difference, you be the difference” My advice “Be honest and never give up on your dreams!”

 

Did you have any role models growing up?

I guess hard working women with dedication in general...too many to pick one name!

Favourite Quote:

...”for I have always maintained that, excepting fools, men did not differ much in intellect, only in zeal and hard work.”
Didn’t know that these were Darwin’s words until I started reading the book, “The Gene: An Intimate History” by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Please reload

featured

Dr. Madhuri Koti
Dr. Madhuri Koti

Position: Assistant Professor "Someone once said....” If you want to make a difference, you be the difference” My advice “Be honest and never give up on your dreams!”

BriAnne Gleason MS, LAT, ATC
BriAnne Gleason MS, LAT, ATC

Position: Athletic Trainer and Cardiac Rehab Exercise Physiologist "Life is going to throw you a curveball from time to time—and you might feel like you can’t see a way through it—but I promise you that you can get through."

Hannah Tait Neufeld
Hannah Tait Neufeld

Job Title: Assistant Professor at The University of Guelph "There are always going to be stressors in life, but if you live cautiously at all moments, you lose the opportunity to learn new things from each experience."

Dr. Madhuri Koti
Dr. Madhuri Koti

Position: Assistant Professor "Someone once said....” If you want to make a difference, you be the difference” My advice “Be honest and never give up on your dreams!”

1/5

science

technology

Margaret Shirlaw
Margaret Shirlaw

Job Title: Radiologist Technician "Most professions at the time for girls were either nursing or teaching.  I was not interested in either.  I took my mother for an x ray and was fascinated by the procedure.  I then decided to pursue this profession."

Margaret Shirlaw
Margaret Shirlaw

Job Title: Radiologist Technician "Most professions at the time for girls were either nursing or teaching.  I was not interested in either.  I took my mother for an x ray and was fascinated by the procedure.  I then decided to pursue this profession."

1/1
Emman Haider
Emman Haider

Job Title: Product Manager Intern - Systems Design Engineering Student Don’t be intimidated by STEM fields! Try different STEM related courses in high school or join clubs to see if you might be interested!

Grace Tesa
Grace Tesa

Job Title: Senior Project Manager, City of Toronto, Basement Flooding Protection Program "Find a passion you truly enjoy in your life or your career and do not let anything/anyone stop you from pursuing it – including yourself."

Rayna Volden, P.Eng.
Rayna Volden, P.Eng.

Job Title: Vice President and Senior Program Manager "Any career is worth pursuing if you love what you are doing, and people should not be discourage from pursuing what they love based on their gender."

Emman Haider
Emman Haider

Job Title: Product Manager Intern - Systems Design Engineering Student Don’t be intimidated by STEM fields! Try different STEM related courses in high school or join clubs to see if you might be interested!

1/3

engineering

math

Louise Shirlaw-Nersesian
Louise Shirlaw-Nersesian

Job Title: Accounting Staff Supervisor/Manager "Be positive, surround yourself with positive people, and don’t let negative thinking or negative people into your world."

Louise Shirlaw-Nersesian
Louise Shirlaw-Nersesian

Job Title: Accounting Staff Supervisor/Manager "Be positive, surround yourself with positive people, and don’t let negative thinking or negative people into your world."

1/1