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!"

Bryn Sexton, P.Eng.

Civil Engineer

Queen's University

“The engineering community is still lacking gender parity and I believe it's crucial to have diverse perspectives when we are designing for our communities and influencing global change. Teaching young girls about engineering careers opens up a world of possibilities where they can succeed and contribute to society in a meaningful way. Leading by example, alongside this passionate team of Camp Engies volunteers, I hope to inspire the next generation of engineers.”

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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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Nour Zourob

Electrical Engineer

Western University

"I first became interested in electrical engineering because of my fascination with how a switch can turn a light on, and ever since, I wanted to learn more! I believe engineering is the best way to get hands-on with math and science to create, innovate and improve our society. I am part of Camp Engies because I want girls to be curious, learn, and explore engineering with fellow counsellors that have taken engineering as a career path and are excelling in their profession."

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Mandy Weigensberg, P.Eng., PMP

Electrical Engineering

McGill University

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost


"This has always been my favorite quote, and I continue to live by it. Pioneering down a different road than others can be scary, but it is also so exciting; bearing so many opportunities and possibilities to be energized about and to look forward to. Being a woman in electrical engineering has been a fun, challenging, and rewarding journey, which for me, is still evolving. I am so privileged to have the opportunity to participate in this incredible Camp Engies initiative and be part of your journey! Girls, the less traveled road is never closed - so get moving, push those thorns away, show your strengths, follow your hearts, create your unique hallmarks and imprints, and celebrate your victories and accomplishments!!!"

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Adriana MacDonald, P.Eng.

Environmental Engineering

University of Waterloo

“Engineering has opened up my life to the most incredible people and experiences. I’m proud to be in this industry where challenging myself and the world around me is part of my day to day. I can’t wait to see our girls bring creativity and their brilliant ideas to make our communities a better place.”

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Barbara Hood
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Civil Engineering

Queen's University

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.

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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. 

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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.

Mechanical Engineering

University of Waterloo

Engineering more than a discipline or profession is a frame of mind. Engineering has taught me to see the world in a different way, to think more critically, to be analytical and creative when problem solving, among other fundamental skills that I have been able to apply in my professional and personal life. Helping young women realize through Camp Engies that Engineering is an amazing foundation to help them become everything they want to be has been an amazing experience.

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Karen Callery,
MBA, P.Eng.

Civil Engineering

Queen's University

When I started my engineering career, there were less than five women working amongst 100’s of men.  It was the encouragement and mentorship of those women that guided me along my way.  Now, over 20 years later, I’m honoured to have been able to mentor many new female engineers to this exciting career and encouraged to witness the growing number of women in the field.  Camp Engies is a wonderful introduction to the infinite possibilities engineering has to offer, learning through fun activities and guided by a team of female engineers. 

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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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Melisa Licenji,
EIT
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Electrical Engineering

Ryerson University

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Sabrina Ciardullo

Biomedical Engineering

Ryerson University

Ensuring that girls are equipped with the tools, confidence, and passion for problem solving ensures that we are creating a new generation of thinkers and trailblazers to tackle the world’s most challenging problems. Together we can forge our own table, create spaces to learn, and amplify our voices as women in STEM. Through this, I hope we can see diverse and inclusive teams within STEM fields in the near future!

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Samantha Farrow, P.Eng.

Electrical Engineering

Western University

Up until grade 11  I had no idea Engineering was an avenue for a career, not until a favourite teacher and a former female swim teammate encouraged it would be a program I would enjoy since I loved math and physics. Since completing my undergraduate I have been exposed to just how broad engineering is and all the opportunity it holds, I want to share that and expose all the young female minds to this and hopefully help them find something they are passionate about.

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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.

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Neha Patel

Civil Engineering

Ryerson University

10-year-old me would not have anticipated all the opportunities and skills that come with pursuing engineering. By joining Camp Engies, I can help inspire the next generation of engineers and show these young girls that there is a space for them in this industry. 10-year-old me would have loved Camp Engies! 

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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.

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Judy Lim,EIT

International Relations

Electrical Engineering

Ryerson University

‘If you just give it a chance, Engineering can be exciting, fun and very rewarding. Camp Engies is an amazing way for young girls to discover early on the satisfaction that comes from implementing fundamental principles and the warm feeling that follows’ 

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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!"

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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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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!

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Sunehra Mehrun

Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Undergrad 

McMaster University 

In order to be able to create something, one must start by fixing it. This is something I have learnt in my own journey as a woman in STEM and it is also something that engineers live by. Growing up I never once saw female representation in the Engineering field, but as a young adult now, I see why. CampEngies is a sanctuary for the code I live by, where I am given the chance to help fix the image young girls like I face, before they are given a chance to make an engineer out of themselves. 

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Fahmida Parvage

Chemical Engineering Undergraduate

Ryerson University

Engineering was and still is a grey area when it comes to gender diversity, and I hope being part of CampEngies, I can create a long-lasting change to how women, especially young girls, are viewed and illuminated in engineering fields. As a kid, I wish I had more windows of opportunity myself growing up and navigating around the true meaning of what an Engineer is-and what it feels like to wake up one day and choose to see the world differently. 

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Sarojini Vudumu

Ph.D. Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering

McMaster University

It is a very rewarding experience to be part of initiatives that encourage women to discover their passion for engineering. Camp Engies is a great platform for kids to bring out and realize their full potential as future engineers. I like to support and encourage women to achieve their dreams to make a difference in society.

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Diana Li

BASc in Chemical Engineering

University of Toronto

As the first in my family to pursue a degree in engineering, I am so grateful for all the help and guidance I received throughout my academic and professional journey. By being a part of Camp Engies this summer, I hope to pass it forward and inspire more young females to do the same!

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Sarojini Vudumu

Ph.D. student, Electrical and Computer Engineering

McMaster University

It is a very rewarding experience to be part of initiatives that encourage women to discover their passion for engineering. Camp Engies is a great platform for kids to bring out and realize their full potential as future engineers. I like to support and encourage women to achieve their dreams to make a difference in society.

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Simran Sagoo 

Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University 

I love that Camp Engies shows young girls that an engineer can look like anyone. I am so excited to show the next generation how creative, fun, and educational STEM can be. The community and memories built from Camp Engies is something you won’t forget! 

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Danika Montpetit, EIT

Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa

What I think is exciting about engineering is that you can chose to work on projects that will benefit society. I have a passion for water, so I chose to start my career working on project that will treat water before it gets discharged to the environment. I hope I can help other young girls find what they are passionate about!

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Monica Lee
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Mechanical Engineering

University of Toronto

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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!

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Elizabeth Unger

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate

When I was growing up, I didn't have a woman in engineering to look up to as a role model so I didn't know it was an option as a career for me until university. I am so passionate about showing young women the endless possibilities engineering can offer and encourage them to think outside the box by increasing their confidence in themselves and their skills. 

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Sonya Kouthouridis
Sonya Kouthouridis, M.Eng

 PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering, McMaster University

Camp Engies is an amazing opportunity to expose young girls to engineering and encourage them to follow a career path in STEM. I am proud to be an engineering graduate student and hope that I could share some of my enthusiasm and experience with the next generation of female engineers!

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