What was a highlight or favourite moment from your time at SFU?
The Iron Ring ceremony was a highlight from my time at SFU. This was a special event for me because my dad also received his iron ring at the ceremony and then presented my ring to me. As the first accredited SEE cohort, we were all incredibly proud to share this moment with each other and with our SEE Director, who was able to present the rings to all the SEE students.
How has your experience at SFU prepared you for your career path?
The co-op semesters that I have done through my SEE degree have been instrumental in helping me find a career path that I wanted to pursue. I have been fortunate to gain work experience in both the public and private sectors, where my technical skills have evolved. I learned about new areas of work such as modeling, which led me to pursue building modeling.
What advice would you like to share to students in their first year?
The piece of advice I always give students going into or starting their first year is to join clubs and make friends!
What are your current plans?
My current plans are to continue to work as a Building Performance engineer-in-training (EIT) at RJC Engineers and work towards my P.Eng. In this position, I create building models and perform life cycle assessments (LCA) for buildings. While I work towards my P.Eng, I hope to collect certifications that can help me make decisions for a sustainable future through buildings.
Danielle is among the first cohort of undergraduate students to graduate from the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering. Read more here.