Gillian was born and raised in the small town of High River, Alberta. She moved to Edmonton in 2002 to pursue a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Through the Co-op program at the U of A, she gained valuable work experience in a variety of sectors, including the automotive, telecommunication, manufacturing and petrochemical industries. Her final work placement was at a plastic injection mold manufacturer in Japan in 2006 where she gained experience in multiple trades including CNC milling, surface grinding, and Electric Discharge Machining (EDM).
Since graduating from the U of A in 2007, Gillian has worked in a process plant environment, specializing in Rotating Equipment, and loves the challenges she encounters in her role. Gillian lives in High River with her husband and two young boys, where they enjoy grain farming in addition to their day jobs. Gillian is excited to be able use her experience to encourage youth to develop their curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills.
Gillian has previously been involved with multiple outreach organizations including the Classroom Agriculture Program, Alberta Science Network’s “Scientists & Engineers in the Classroom”, APEGA Science Olympics, High River Karate Club, Central Alberta Radio Fun Flyers (CARFF) and the Red Deer Air Cadets.
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