Kathryn is a mechanical engineering new graduate with industrial and research experience. Her undergraduate specializations are in the solid mechanics and energy & environment streams while her work ethic and analytical skills are demonstrated through numerous projects in addition to her honours standing. Kathryn led a capstone group to complete the structural failure analysis of multiple CANDU feeder load cases by producing original ANSYS and MATLAB code – which is an industrial challenge typically left to engineers with advanced degrees. Within the Advanced Micro and Nanosystems Laboratory, Kathryn automated the search and manipulation of micropipettes using closed-loop image processing. As a technical writer at IBM, Kathryn initiated and managed side projects which improved the effectiveness of internal tools and processes.
Other than her technical capabilities, Kathryn is a passionate learner as well as a proven leader. In her undergraduate career, Kathryn has acted as the Promotions Director of Skule Orchestra, as a columnist for The Cannon Newspaper, and as the Chair of the Graditude campaign. Kathryn is a regular speaker and panelist at recruitment events for the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Toronto, and has worked extensively with younger students as a Don at New College Residences.
In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys listening to music, playing music on violin and guitar, as well as staying active by playing volleyball or badminton. She has worked on numerous visual arts projects – some of which have become staples of her home. Kathryn is currently pursuing an interest-based minor in Political Science and hopes to continue to learn so that she can be an informed and conscious citizen of the world.
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