Name: Sasha Gollish

Program: Civil Engineering

University(s) / College(s) Attended: Western University & University of Toronto

Education / Degree(s): BA, BEngSci, M.Eng, PhD

Current Job Title: Pro Athlete, Road Safety Engineer, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream (U of T)

Current Employer: University of Toronto

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Fun Facts About Me

Share one fun fact about yourself:
I was the 2015 Pan Am Games Bronze Medal Winner in the 1500m, despite losing a shoe!

The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........ ?:
My dad because he empowered me to become the strong woman I am today.

Profile Questions

Why did you choose to study engineering?:
Because I love lego, as a kid and now!

What are your best memories of your engineering education?:
The friends I made in my program. We were always there for each other and we had oh so much fun together!

How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?:
As I start my career in Engineering Education, I will continue to work as an engineer; starting in my undergrad I learned that education is a continuous process, so I’ll keep using my study habits and thirst for knowledge to remain relevant as a professor and engineer.

What do you love most about your career?:
The adventure.

What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?:
When it gets tough, push back. It's the best degree you can pursue to open a multitude of doors. And it's definitely a group of people who like to have fun.