Lead Ambassador, Cape Breton
Loree D’Orsay is a Professional Chemical Engineer who teaches Engineering at Cape Breton University, primarily courses in the fields of Petroleum and Environmental Engineering.
She is a mother of a brilliant and strong little girl and is in the process of completing her Master of Applied Science in Engineering at Dalhousie University. Loree has 8 years of experience in the Petroleum and Energy Sectors and is a passionate promoter of women in STEM.
Loree is from Cape Breton and completed her degree in Chemical engineering in 2009 at Dalhousie University in Halifax. After which she moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta to work in the Petroleum Industry. It was in 2012 that Loree starting volunteering with BrainSTEM Alliance when she took part in the inaugural SMART Program. Loree has been involved with STEM outreach ever since.
In 2016, Loree and her partner took a 10-month sabbatical to sail from Vancouver, BC to Cape Breton, NS via the Panama Canal on their 42 foot sail boat. Upon returning home to Cape Breton, Loree wanted to establish a STEM program for young girls similar to those she had volunteered with in Alberta. She
became the BrainSTEM Alliance Regional Lead for Cape Breton. She then developed, coordinated, and lead GirlSTEM Saturdays; the first sessions of this annual program took place in the fall of 2018. Loree also volunteers with other STEM organizations such as Island WISE and Techsploration.
For more info on Loree see her LinkedIn page