Meet Kristina Popadich

This photo was taken at the 2017 Marauder Bayfront Open in Hamilton, Ontario while racing for Western University's Varsity Cross Country team.

This photo was taken at the 2017 Marauder Bayfront Open in Hamilton, Ontario while racing for Western University's Varsity Cross Country team.

Kristina Popadich graduated with her Bachelor of Medical Science (BMSc), Honors Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Science from Western University & Honors Business Administration (HBA) from the Richard Ivey School of Business. Kristina will be starting full time work come September in Consultancy, Strategy & Operations at Deloitte. Running is Kristina’s favourite hobby. At Western University she competed on the Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Kristina says “it has provided me with the opportunity to travel and compete on a national and international stage, and allows me to challenge myself every day!“

Favourite Movies: The Incredibles! It is a childhood favourite!

Favourite Sport: Before I began competitive running I grew up skiing and it remains a big part of my life!

When did your love of STEM begin?

My love for STEM began in high school! I took every math and science course that was available to keep doors open for myself and provide the opportunity to study and go into a career in a huge variety of fields.

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

Having just graduated I have only had the opportunity to study STEM. However, after studying medical sciences at Western University, the best part is that it has enabled me to think critically about what I see and read about our health.

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

Taking STEM courses can open a lot of doors and provide unique opportunities, so it is worth it to give science, technology, engineering, or math a try when you are young! There is such a huge variety of topics that you are bound to find something that interests you!

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