Immigrant and International Women in Science - IWS

Immigrant and International Women in Science - IWS

Immigrant and International Women in Science - IWSImmigrant and International Women in Science - IWS

IWS Leaders

Native to Lebanon, I completed my BSc in Clinical Lab Science and then a specialty in Molecular Biol

Amanda Gerges - IWS Montreal

Amanda Gerges - IWS Montreal

Amanda Gerges - IWS Montreal

 Native to Lebanon, I completed my BSc in Clinical Lab Science and then a specialty in Molecular Biology at AUST before moving to Montreal to pursue a MSc in Human Genetics at McGill. After my MSc, I realized I enjoy discussing and handling science more than being behind the bench so I changed my career path and decided not to pursue a PhD. I held different types of professional positions which led to my current position as a project manager in a scientific e-learning and digital training setting along with being an IWS co-leader for the Montreal group. More recently, IWS co-chair for both the Communications & Marketing and the Treasury committees. 

I joined the IWS team to support and empower immigrant women in science, guide them through options and help them achieve their goals.

I am still passionate about learning and always looking at courses/skills to grow on both personal and professional levels.

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Nina Hemery - IWS Montreal

Amanda Gerges - IWS Montreal

Amanda Gerges - IWS Montreal

  

Originally from France, I am a scientist and writer. I studied biotechnology and completed a Master's degree in synthetic biology. I first came to Canada as an exchange student in 2014 and decided within the first week that I would come back utilizing any chance I have. I have since lived in Vancouver, BC and Saskatoon, SK and finally settled in lively Montreal, QC. I worked as a research assistant until 2018 when I decided to step away from the lab and mix my passion for writing with my scientific training. I am now a medical writer for a pharmaceutical advertising agency in Montreal. I am passionate about bringing people together and I am proud to support other immigrant women in science with IWS. 

In my spare time I enjoy reading, sewing and exploring the city I live in.