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Deanna Burgart on Being an Indigeneer, Mentoring Indigenous Youth in Science & Spirituality

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Why are there far too few women in STEM?

Indigenous people are an underrepresented demographic in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Deanna Burgart is an Indigenous chemical engineer, or self-proclaimed Indigeneer that believes diversity is the key to the future of STEM. She’s the co-owner of Indigenous Engineering Inclusion, a company that has built its foundation on sustainability, mentoring and the Seven Sacred Teachings.

Deanna Burgart

She understands the value that culture and arts brings to STEM and mentors Indigenous youth through the Power to Choose Camp, a program offered by the Alberta Women’s Science Network.

On today’s episode Deanna shares her story of being an Indigenous adoptee, finding her birth parents, choosing her career as a chemical engineer, how her culture has influenced her company, advice for girls pursuing STEM, and the lessons she learned from a recent life altering event.

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