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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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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Kaitlyn Kobayashi

MSc Candidate
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

Queen's University

I graduated from Queen's University in 2021 with a BASc in Mathematics and Engineering, specializing in Systems and Robotics. I am currently a MSc student and a lab manager at Queen's. My research involves finding patterns in medical images that will help predict cancer recurrence. When I am not doing work, I enjoy dancing, cooking, listening to new music, and playing video games.

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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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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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Safara Holder

PhD Candidate
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Queen's University 

I graduated from Queen’s University with a BScH in Life Sciences. I am currently completing a PhD at Queen’s in Microbiology and Immunology with the hopes of pursuing a career as a clinician scientist. Outside of the lab, I enjoy cooking, hitting the gym and spending time with my friends! 

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Zena Lauzon

Instrumentation Technologist
Department of Civil Engineering 

Queen's University

I'm the Instrumentation Technologist for Queen's University's Department of Civil Engineering where I help run the undergraduate labs and assists researchers/grad students design the data acquisition for their research. When at work you can find me enjoying the outdoors on my bike or in the woods with my dog McBain, and playing with the Rob Roy Pipe Band.