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About Us

Learn more about the individuals behind Women Geoscientists in Canada. We promote and advocate for gender diversity within the geosciences.

Kerry Anne Pumphrey, EP, PGeo

Kerry-Anne is a Senior Scientist at BlueFrog Environmental Consulting Inc. and has a M.Sc. in Land Resource from the University of Guelph. She  has worked in environmental geoscience for 19 years, primarily focusing on contaminated sites management, contaminant hydrogeology, and physical hydrogeology.

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Anelda van Staden, PhD

Anelda holds a Ph.D. in geology and is a senior process mineralogist with Teck Metals Ltd. She has applied her passion for rocks to help with the integration of mineralogical data sets for maximum gains and minimum risk at all levels of the mine life cycle for the last 19 years. She is an avid advocate for girls and women in STEM.

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Diana Benz, PhD

Diana has worked in the mineral exploration industry for over two decades. She holds a PhD, which focused on biogeochemistry and geostatistics, and is the founder and president of Takom Exploration

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Ken Witherly

Ken is the president of Condor Consulting and works as a senior geophysicist. Ken is very active with professional societies and conferences, and advocates for diversity.

Nalin Shah

Nalin is an exploration geologist with Rio Tinto based in Canada. Nalin is a geoscientist with 25 years of international project management in Mongolia, Canada, Bulgaria and Indonesia, India, and has expertise in various commodities - primarily Copper, Gold, with some experience in Iron Ore, Base Metals, Ni Cu PGE and Diamonds.

Lara McClintock, MSc

Lara is an exploration geologist and holds a M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from Simon Fraser University. Lara has worked on a variety of base and precious metal exploration projects and is currently Manager of Greenfields Exploration, North & Central America for South32 Ltd. She is a strong supporter of Minerals Education and working with local communities.

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Anna Villerbu

Anna is a Geomodelling Analyst at Ero Copper Corp., a copper producer headquartered in Vancouver and with operations in Brazil.

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Open Position

Looking for a diverse candidate passionate about promoting and effecting change in the geosciences from a variety of perspectives.

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