Learn more about the individuals behind Women Geoscientists in Canada. We promote and advocate for gender diversity within the geosciences.
Farzaneh Farahani, PGeo
Farzaneh holds an MSc in geophysics and is a project geophysicist with Seequent. She was a project geophysicist with Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience for 6 years. As an internationally trained geoscientist, she is passionate about helping women geoscientists with diverse backgrounds.
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
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.
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.
Nalin Shah, PGeo
Nalin Shah is an exploration geologist with Rio Tinto.
Lara McClintock, MSc
Lara is a 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.
Rebecca (Becki) is a multi-disciplinary geoscientist specializing in geostatistics, 3D data geological modelling, and integrated exploration techniques. Becki is a joint PhD student at Laurentian University’s Mineral Exploration Research Center and the University of Western Australia’s Center for Exploration Targeting.