NAZRA NOUSHAD

High School Graduate, 2018
Aspiring Candidate, Computer Science, Math and Statistics
Community Manager, The Knowledge Society
Member Board of Directors, WE Charity

When did your love of STEM begin?

Nazra: I think my love of STEM began not consciously for a while but unconsciously ever since I was little. It was really important to me when I had teachers that encouraged me to do well in math, especially as a student who was into that great at math and got terrible marks. So just encouragement and knowing that people thought this was important and that I could do it really made me believe that STEM was really important to understand.

What did you love most about studying and working in your field of STEM?

Nazra: What I love about studying STEM or STEM related topics is that I don't know anything, and it's such a challenge to learn. It's such a challenge to go through the information and truly understand it. It takes hours and hours to understand the first paragraph in a research paper. And I really love putting myself in a challenge because at the end I know that I did something that really elevated my knowledge and made me a better person.

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“My dream job would be with a company that's impacting millions of people …that could be with any occupation and with any career, as long as I know that my job and my work and the things that I'm doing everyday are going to help people.”

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

Nazra: To young women interested in STEM. I would say be passionate about your ideas. They matter. Be passionate about your values. They matter. And know that you can do this that when you're speaking in a room full of people we hear you and that we're there for 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!