Geneviève Dubreuil - Project Engineer, Space Technology Development Program
- Quote: Always overestimate your own abilities by at least 20% to reflect your actual abilities.
- Studies: Bachelor in civil engineering (hydraulics) and master in applied sciences (environmental engineering – water treatment)
- Job title: Project Engineer, Space Technology Development Program
- Employer: Canadian Space Agency
What is unique about your job?
I work with ideas and concepts that know no borders.
Which professional accomplishment are you the most proud of?
Going from the environmental sector to the space sector!
Who or what helped you the most throughout your career?
Perseverance and an insatiable curiosity.
What advice would you offer to girls or women?
Women generally judge themselves very harshly. Always overestimate your own abilities by at least 20% to reflect your actual abilities.
How do / did you reconcile work commitments and your family life?
I chose a profession and employers who allow me to have a very flexible schedule whenever I need it. I'm very rational, and I've got things planned out in all areas of my life! Work-life balance has been pretty easy for me, because my spouse has made similar choices on his end.
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