Episode 6: Gordana Pejic, Software Engineer

July 11, 2017

Danniele speaks with Gordana Pejic, a software engineer originally from Serbia, who immigrated to Canada to receive a masters degree in Software Systems. She fills us in on her volunteer work with the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Engineering (SCWIST), her future plans, and her exciting work developing software for autonomous vehicles. Make sure to listen for the lightning round, where she reveals what she wishes her superpower could be, and the one food she would eat for the rest of her life!

Guest: Gordana Pejic (LinkedIn)

Gordana Pejic received her B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia and her Master of Software Systems from the University of British Columbia. She works as a Software Engineer for Wenco International Mining Systems designing fleet management software for Hitachi's autonomous trucks. In the past, she designed large format printers for Océ Display Graphics Systems (A Canon Group Company), free space optical transceivers for Fsona Communications, and manufactured fuel cells for Ballard Power Systems. She enjoys working in a research and engineering environment, bringing cutting edge technologies to the end user.

She is very grateful to her adoptive country and Canadians for the opportunity to live and build her career in beautiful British Columbia. Thus, thinking of giving not as a duty but as a privilege, she contributes however she can for organizations such as the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia, APEGBC Math Challengers, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

In her leisure time, she explores the great outdoors (anything but camping and bungee jumping) in the sunshine, spends rainy days solving puzzles (WASGIJ, kenken or sudoku) and enjoys dancing Argentine tango by night.


For a full transcription of this episode, click here.


Hosted by: Danniele Livengood (@livengood)
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Reich-Shackelford