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18 Apr

Jessica MacLean

Jessica is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager for Bird Construction, managing commercial construction project and site teams through design, construction and client handover. A grad from Memorial University, she has worked in the construction industry in Nova Scotia since 2011.

Outside of work, Jessica chairs the Youth Engagement operating arm of the ENS Women in Engineering Committee, and volunteers with Techsploration as a role model and on their Program Advisory Committee. Both of these ventures are focused towards her goal of building on the roles of women in construction and engineering.

18 Apr

Diane Ingraham

Diane Ingraham forms bold superpower teams to complete clients’ projects and initiatives without heartburn and surprises. Her toolbelt includes experience in organizing and managing big, complex projects, the right educational credentials (Killam Post-Doctoral Fellow, PhD – satellite hydrology (the first woman to get a civil engineering doctorate from UBC), SM – stochastic modeling, BSc in physics, Project Management Professional), and gritty determination. She has solved problems and managed risks for companies like Exxon, US Weather Service, Canadian Astronautics Ltd, Stantec Consulting Ltd., the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency, Nalcor Energy as well as government departments. She has skillfully managed multi-disciplined project teams on complex projects in urban and remote regions from Labrador to Alaska to Papua New Guinea and consulting issues in project management best practices, quality, and scheduling. Diane provides formal management leadership for large capital projects and programs to meet cost, schedule, resource, and quality constraints. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and has served on the Board of Directors of PMI’s Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (PMINL). She is a member of the American Society for Quality, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
18 Apr

Arylene Reycraft

Arylene Reycraft is the Executive Director for Techsploration, a Nova Scotia-based non-profit focused on encouraging young women in Grades 9 through 12 to explore careers in science, engineering, trades, and technology. Arylene was previously the Program and Fund Development Manager for Techsploration. Prior to joining Techsploration, Arylene taught customized management training at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). She had initially joined Techsploration as a 3-month secondment from NSCC, but her passion for the organization and her ability to transfer her enthusiasm to others made her a permanent fixture and an essential component to the growing organization. Arylene attributes many of her own leadership learnings to the guidance she received from her role model and mentor, Ruth Goldbloom. According to Arylene, Ruth had an impressive grasp of reality and priorities, something Arylene also strives for as a leader. In 2016, Arylene was also one of six leaders chosen to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program’s (IVLP) Women in STEM Conference, which took place in Washington, Orlando, and Cincinnati.
18 Apr

Alicia Wong

  Alicia Wong is a third-year student at Dalhousie University, pursuing a major in Computer Science and a minor in Management. She is currently completing her second term as President of the Dalhousie Women in Technology Society (WiTS).  As WiTS President, she has worked with the Faculty of Computer Science to establish a Female-identifying Peer-Mentorship Program that provided each incoming female-identifying student an upper-year mentor. Under her leadership, WiTS membership grew over 100% as the society helped build a sense of community within the faculty. Alicia is also motivated to promote STEM in her community, as she’s an active Mentor with Canada Learning Code and a Dalhousie Faculty of Computer Science Teaching Assistant.