"Take charge of your own development"
"Seek out opportunities and challenges and create networks in the industry"
Agronomic Research Specialist
I work as an Agronomic Research Specialist for Monsanto Canada in Headingly, MB. My role currently involves running the soybean yield trial program for south central Manitoba. We focus on testing pre-commercial soybeans across local geographies to bring the best possible genetics to farmers. I love that my job allows me to constantly learn new things and get involved in outreach projects that I'm passionate about.
My workplace specifically is very equal in terms of gender representation. While this may be the case at our site, it is not always the case elsewhere and is less so as you move up the ladder. Women should be one another's biggest and loudest supporters in the workplace and beyond and should lift one another up into development roles and management positions.
Take charge of your own development - seek out opportunities and challenges and create networks in the industry. Those networks and experiences will help move you forward.
I love being outdoors as much as possible - hiking, running, cycling, camping - you name it! When I'm not outside (I'm a bit of a fair weather enthusiast), I enjoy having friends over to play "nerdy" board games or to take in a cheesy chick flick. I live in Winnipeg with my husband, toddler and two dogs!
Meeting new people allows me to learn new perspectives and opinions - something that is always of value. Being a mentor also forces one to analyze why they do things the way they do and why they've made the choices they have. It really provides a great opportunity for self-reflection. Everyone you meet has something to teach you and I look forward to getting to know what that means for this experience!