MILA MARIC

MSc, Environmental Science & Soil Science, University of Guelph
BSc, Environmental Science with a minor in GIS, McMaster University
Agricultural Technical Writer, Kenna

When did your love of STEM begin?

Mila: I didn't realize realize it early on but my love of STEM began as a really really young child. My grandpa actually taught me everything that I knew about plants and soils because he had a massive garden so I would follow him around and he would show me everything that he knew. And so you know while I was thinking oh he's you know just talking talking talking a lot of it actually settled in and it turned out to be my career. So that's when it started.

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

Mila: The best part about working in the field of STEM is just you know the amount of the way that you're able to inspire other people and being a woman also. And sometimes the only woman in a room you get a lot of respect for that too and I think it's amazing to see that and just being able to talk about your career and you know sometimes people ask me about what I do and they don't even know that that exists. That type of career. And so I love talking about it and sharing kind of what I've done to reach to where I am.

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"I'm most passionate about bettering myself and always finding new challenges for myself in life. And I think that's a beautiful way to live because then every day you know you're working toward something new."

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

The advice that I would give to younger women starting their careers and some are looking into going into STEM is you know the bigger the challenge the more proud you are going to be of yourself for achieving that challenge. So I think that it's really important to go after what you want to do and not let anybody stop you.

About the Calendar

The Calendar showcases twelve young women in different and exciting careers. There's many roads one can go down with a career in STEM, so we wanted to highlight the unique paths each of these women have taken to where they are today. Find out what they did with their STEM education!

Meet the Women

Eugenia Duodu

Eugenia Duodu

Chantel Camara

Chantel Camara

Erica Gibson

Erica Gibson

Nazra Noushad

Nazra Noushad

Mila Maric

Mila Maric

Richelle Rozanski

Richelle Rozanski

Jenan Abderrahman

Jenan Abderrahman

Karol Tinsley

Karol Tinsley

Emily Newton

Emily Newton

Cylita Guy

Cylita Guy

Maya Burhanpurkar

Maya Burhanpurkar

Natlia Malafeeva

Natlia Malafeeva

Find the Calendar

The calendar will be distributed through outreach events for young women in STEM or through various methods with our distribution partners listed below. You may also pick up a copy of the calendar at one of our distribution partner’s events. Browse through the calendar to find out if we’re at an event near you!

Current Distribution Partners:

Let’s Talk Science, Technovation Challenge in Canada, Techsploration, Kids Can Press, STEM Kids Rock, Nelson Canada, Girl Guides of Canada, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School, Cogeco Peer 1, Women Unlimited Halifax Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto District School Board, Life Gears, BMO, CIBC, Deloitte, NRStor Inc., Ernst & Young LLP, RBC, Linamar, Move the Dial, Perimeter Institute.

We are currently taking distribution partners! If you are an organization who would like to distribute the calendar, please submit a request and we will get back to you!