Meet the organizing team

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Donatille Mujawamariya

Full professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa

Donatille Mujawamariya, PhD, originally from Rwanda, is a full professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. She is a regular researcher at the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante (CRIFPE) and an associate researcher at the Centre de recherche sur l'enseignement et l'apprentissage des sciences (CREAS/Sherbrooke). She is also director of the Unité de recherche éducationnelle sur la culture scientifique (URECS).

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Janelle Fournier

PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa

Janelle Fournier is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Prior to returning to university, Janelle taught in a French-language high school in southern Ontario. It was during this time that she became a strong advocate for gender diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), work that she continues today as the lead organizer of Soapbox Science Ottawa.

Twitter handle @Janelle4nier


Pooja Shree Mishra

Science Analyst, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Pooja Shree was trained as a neuroscientist and explored the causes and cure for Motor Neuron Disease during her academic years. Currently, she serves as a science analyst with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, where she contributes towards evidence-based decision-making and policy formulations. In her additional leadership positions, she facilitates discussions around equity, diversity, inclusion, and participation of equity seeking groups in the Canadian landscape.
She can be reached on Twitter @PoojashriMishra and on Instagram @stem_nerd.

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Amy Johnston

PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa

Amy Johnston is a PhD candidate in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, and a doctoral trainee at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She holds a Master of Science with a specialization in Health Services Research and a Master of Biomedical Technology, both from the University of Calgary. Her doctoral research focuses on women’s  cardiovascular health, specifically, long term cardiovascular risk associated with a history of high blood pressure disorders of pregnancy. You can find her on Twitter @amydjohn and on Instagram @womens_cv_research.