Meet the Board!

Camp Engies' Board of Directors brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to Camp Engies. They provide strategic and operational  leadership and ensure that our mission and vision are executed effectively.

Rana Tehrani Yekta,

M.A.Sc, P.Eng.

Structural Engineer

University of Waterloo

"I am extremely passionate to raise awareness and promote women in STEM. I believe every girl needs to be provided with the right tools and resources to be able to make a decision about her future. I love volunteering for Camp Engies as I believe Camp Engies is an important platform where I can make a difference and be a role model for the next generation of engineers. As a structural engineer and project manager, I understand the importance of confidence and passion as the piers of any bright future."

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Anna Blysniuk, P.Eng.

Mining Engineering

Dalhousie University

"I feel so lucky that I had a dad and family friends influence me into engineering, otherwise I never would have thought to pursue it in university or as a career. For this reason, I so badly want to convey to young girls not only that engineering is an option but that it is attractive, powerful and provides endless opportunities to make the world a better place! If you want to help people, save lives and change the world, CHOOSE ENGINEERING!"

Barbara Hood, P.Eng.

Civil Engineer

Queen's University

“An engineer is a problem solver. And the best solutions to problems are created by teams that reflect the diversity of our communities. I believe it’s important for girls of all backgrounds to have early and equal exposure to engineering and consider it as a career.  Camp Engies is the perfect place for any girl to explore engineering concepts, meet new friends, and learn that creativity, communication and teamwork are just as important as math and science. I am inspired and excited by our campers who have the power to change the world.”

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Stephanie Tan, P.Eng.

Civil Engineer

McMaster University

"I didn't grow up wanting to be an engineer, because as a child, I didn't know what engineering entailed. I work with Camp Engies to be part of an exciting initiative to share engineering knowledge to the young girl that I once was. Alongside the strong, female engineers and mentors that make up the Camp Engies team, I hope to spark interest and creativity in engineering and positively influence our Engies' decisions to come!"

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Adriana MacDonald, P.Eng.
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Environmental Engineering

University of Waterloo

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Bryn Sexton
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Civil Engineering

Queen's University

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Karen Callery,
MBA, P.Eng.

Civil Engineering

Queen's University

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Clare XU,
P.Eng.
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Electrical Engineering

McMaster University

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Nour Zourob,
EIT
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Electrical Engineering

Western University

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Ann Gunaratnam, 
EIT

Electrical Engineering

Carleton University

Growing up, I had wish I had seen more women who looked like me in the field of engineering. If I had, I wouldn't have ever hesitated to choose an education that I now know to be a gateway to any number of possibilities and exciting career paths. Camp Engies not only shows young girls just how 'cool' engineering can be, but it also gives them the opportunity to see how there's a place for them in these fields.

Judy Lim,EIT
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International Relations

Electrical Engineering

Ryerson University

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Neha Patel
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Civil Engineering

Ryerson University

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Our Team

Canadian Women Engineers

Highly skilled, intelligent, multifaceted, sociable, and well-rounded role models. Camp Engies attracts top-tier women engineers as counsellors and volunteers. 

Elise Andrey,
CPA, P.Eng.

Engineering Physics

Queen's University

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Aseel Chehade, P.Eng.
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Civil Engineering

University of Waterloo

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Isa Giraldo, P.Eng.
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Mechanical Engineering

University of Waterloo

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Katherine Britton,
P.Eng., M.Eng.

Electrical Engineering

Lakehead University

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Linda Chigbo,
P.Eng.
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Electrical Engineering

York University

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Karissa Palinka,
EIT
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Chemical Engineering

Queen's University

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Melisa Licenji,
EIT
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Electrical Engineering

Ryerson University

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Sabrina Ciardullo,
EIT
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Biomedical Engineering

Ryerson University

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Samantha Farrow, P.Eng.
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Electrical Engineering

Western University

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Dina Chehade,
EIT
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Mechanical Engineering

Ryerson University

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Janine Hidalgo
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Chemical Engineering

McMaster University

I didn't think girls like me had any place in engineering. I later realized that everything I do in my day-to-day life is related to engineering in some way. I work with Camp Engies to help girls, that were just like me, experience the fun and versatility of engineering and know that they can be an engineer too.

Mandy Weigensberg, P.Eng., PMP
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Electrical Engineering

McGill University

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Monica Lee
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Mechanical Engineering

University of Toronto

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Sheila Mehrvar
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Industrial Engineering

Ryerson University

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Yichen Cao
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Civil Engineering

Ryerson University

"It is important to help out at camp to show young girls that engineering isn’t just for boys, something I never knew about growing up!"

Lisa Vint,
P.Eng.

Structural Engineer

McGill University

University of Toronto

To me, engineering is design. When I was younger, I always knew I wanted to design something.  Without any engineers in my family, I didn’t actually learn what engineering was until my first year of University. I hope that through Camp Engies I can help inspire at least one little to think about using their creativity, teamwork and analytical skills in their future career as an engineer!

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Erika Greco, 
B.Eng.,Mgt
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Civil Engineering and Management

 McMaster University

Society can never flourish if all types of people are not given equal opportunity to thrive and contribute.

Nina Warrier
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Geological Engineering

University of Waterloo

I believe it's important to promote engineering because diversity of thought encourages better work. The more diverse we, as engineers, are, the better the creations we make will be!

Rachel Ko, EIT
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Chemical Engineering

Queen's University

Diverse teams contribute to innovative solutions and fresh perspectives. Together, we can challenge the 'status quo' and bridge the gender gaps in STEM. There's no doubt engineering is an exciting industry - let's show these girls they've got what it takes to tackle our world's greatest challenges!

Eva Bracho, EIT
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Business Management

McMaster University

Young girls should be aware of the amazing breadth of possibilities they have as an engineer to solve some of the world's toughest challenges and help make it a better place! I didn't have any examples of female engineers growing up and am forever grateful to have encountered one in my high school physics teacher. I hope to be one of many encouraging stories in a young girl's journey!