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Rebecca White

Engineers of Tomorrow
Rebecca White
Rebecca White
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Rebecca White is the CEO of Engineers of Tomorrow, located in Ontario.

About me

I was born/grew up in: Kingston, Ontario

I now live in: Orangeville, Ontario

I completed my training/education at: I have a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering) from Queen's University

What I do at work

The work that I do at Engineers of Tomorrow is always changing. I'm always learning new things and challenging myself - which I love! My job is to make sure that we have the right resources for our volunteers (hundreds of engineers!) to go out and tell kids about engineering! That means I get to do a bit of everything. I do everything from implement operations systems to marketing & communication. I also oversee our funding, making sure our finances are in order. In addition, I work with our board of directors on our strategic direction.

My career path is

I graduated from university with a degree in chemical engineering. From here, I worked in food & pharmaceutical manufacturing for a long time (over a decade!). Over time, I took on different roles and developed my leadership and management skills. I learned a lot working in the manufacturing industry and I really value my experiences there. However, I felt like I was ready for a change. I took my time and talked to a lot of people doing different kinds of jobs. I also asked a lot of questions before I decided to join Engineers of Tomorrow. Check my LinkedIn profile for more information on my career path.

I am motivated by

I love that I get to help people and that I'm challenged to learn new things all the time. I’m lucky because I get to hear stories from our volunteers and from teachers about the great experiences they are having. I find that really rewarding.

How I affect peoples’ lives

I hope that what I do is helping young students learn more about engineering. By learning what it really means to be an engineer, they can make better choices.

Outside of work I

I have 3 kids and I love hanging out with them! Cooking is one of my favorite things to do. Summer is my favorite time because I love being outside in the warm weather!

My advice to others

Be curious, ask lots of questions and be brave! Trying new things and taking risks can be scary, but it's worth it!

When I was a student, I enjoyed:
  • Art
  • Math
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Music
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
  • Brought people together
  • Liked helping people
  • Organized activities for my friends
  • Played on a sports team
  • Enjoyed working with my hands
  • Liked being given specific instructions
  • Liked reading
  • Played video games
  • Was really creative
  • Wasn’t sure what I wanted to do
  • Liked to take things apart to see how they worked
  • Liked to design or build things
  • Engaged in activities such as fishing
  • Learned best "by doing"

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