Meet Kristina Popadich
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!