Civil Engineering alumna Kelsie Priest strives to decrease gender imbalance

Kelsie Priest, a UBC Civil Engineering Alumna and a Structural Engineer with Glotman Simpson, is actively working to decrease gender imbalance in the engineering community.

Priest currently serves as the co-chair of Women in Consulting Engineering (WCE), which is focused on “supporting and empowering women in engineering and increasing gender diversity and inclusion in [the] industry.”

Priest believes with the support of groups like WCE, she has gained the tools and confidence to aspire to leadership roles in engineering despite gender biases. She encourages parents with daughters interested in engineering to talk to a professional in the industry.

There are an abundance of opportunities for women in engineering, and thankfully individuals, like Priest, are striving to make a difference when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

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