Name: Harleen Kaur
Program: Aerospace Engineering
University(s) / College(s) Attended: Ryerson University
Education / Degree(s): B. Eng, M.Sc (Intl. Space University), M.B.A (INSEAD)
Current Job Title: Co-Founder and CEO
Current Employer: Snapwise Inc.
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Fun Facts About Me
Share one fun fact about yourself: I worked as a security guard at the airport throughout my undergrad to support myself. It was one of the most fun job I have had and gave me a lot of access to aircraft.
The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........ ?: Prof. Nicolai Tolyarenko, he was my Astrodynamics professor. He worked on the soviet space program along with Yuri Gargarin. He was capable of doing trajectory computations without any software.
Why did you choose to study engineering?: Because I love building things.
What are your best memories of your engineering education?: Being the only girl in the program and still scoring the highest grades:)
How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?: I am using the engineering fundamentals to grow my start-up.
What do you love most about your career?: The diversity it has offered me so far. I have lived and worked in 7 countries over past 10 years in 3 different industries.
What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?: An engineering degree is best foundation degree as it teaches a lot of tools for problem solving which can be applied to any role in your career.