Meet Laura Donaldson

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Laura Donaldson earned her Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo. She currently works as an Assistant Vice President in Transportation Structures at Mcintosh Perry Consulting Engineers. In her spare time, she likes to crossfit, run, and coach children's sports.

When did your love of STEM begin?

Coming from a dairy farm in Ontario, and from parents that had no idea about STEM fields, my exposure came from my love of architecture. I loved beautiful skyscrapers, towers, and signature cultural elements such as Russian onion domes, Japanese curved roof lines, and Italian arches.  My curiosity of architecture lead me to study engineering, with hopes that I could build beautiful structures. During my undergraduate studies, I realized I had a passion and love for bridges and devoted myself to that passion ever since.

What is the best part about working in the field of STEM?

I love working on interesting projects with people that share my passion.

What advice would you give young women interested in a career in STEM?

It's a rewarding and fulfilling path that provides many opportunities throughout your career for growth and personal development  

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