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KINGSTON chapter

Meet our Mentors

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Sadiya Abdulrabba

PhD Candidate
Department of Kinesiology
Queen's University

I received my BSc (2019) and MSc (2021) in Kinesiology, with a specialization in Motor Control, from the University of Toronto. I am currently a PhD student in the Neuromechanics lab at Queens University. My passion in research includes how we use somatosensory feedback to guide voluntary movement and locomotion. My passion outside of research is to provide safe spaces for marginalized women in clubs such as Daughters of Immigrants, which is a safe space for women of color to explore literature, perform activities together and discuss our unique experiences with one another.

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Megan Dickson

Genetic Counsellor

I am a genetic counsellor with a strong interest in prenatal and pediatric genetics. Prior to pursuing my clinical training at the University of Toronto, I completed a BHSc in Life Sciences (2017) and an MSc in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (2019) at Queen’s University. My
previous research investigated potential therapeutics for preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. In my spare time, I enjoy running and spending time outdoors.

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Amanda Fawley

MSc Candidate
Department of Civil Engineering
Queen's University

I am a MASc student and Teaching Assistant in Civil Engineering at Queen’s, specializing in Geotechnical
Engineering where my research explores how water influences the mechanics of landslides. I am very
passionate about how we interact with the natural environment and the diverse challenges it presents us
with. When I’m free, I love being outside hiking and working out, and being inside where I sing, practice
ukulele, and play video games with friends! I am excited to support the upcoming generation of women
in STEM and look forward to sharing my experiences!

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Sarah Gordon

MSc Candidate 
Department of Biology
Queen's University

I am a RA and TA within the Biology department. Currently researching the decadal effects of white-tailed deer overabundance in Southern Ontario understory plants. I am also passionate about how he Climate Crisis is altering plant communities (along with the wider environment), and focus on intersectional environmental justice, queer activism and scientifically accessibility.

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Kirsten Benidickson

MSc Candidate
Department of Biology
Queen's University

I graduated from Queen’s University with a BScH in Biotechnology and Certificate in Business in Spring 2022. I have now transitioned into my MSc in Biology, and am studying plant biochemistry and metabolism. In my free time I enjoy crocheting, highland dancing, playing the piano, and cooking!


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Sarah Fang

PhD Candidate
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences 
Queen's University

I am currently a PhD student at Queen's in Experimental Medicine. I completed my undergraduate degree at Queen's in Life Sciences. Outside the lab, I enjoy cooking, walking my puppy and playing badminton. 

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Haley Golding

International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

I completed my undergraduate degree in Life Sciences and my Master's degree in Public Health Sciences at Queen's University. I currently work as an epidemiologist at ICES. My job consists of analysing administrative health data and involves coding, statistics, project planning and data visualization. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, skating, snowboarding and whitewater kayaking.   


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Emma Graves

MSc Candidate 
Department of Biology

Queen's University

As a graduate student in the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory (PEARL), I study the impact of human disturbances and climate warming to lakes along the Rideau Canal waterway over a ~250 year time span. Outside of the lab, I enjoy running, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends

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