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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Betty Kassa - IWS Montreal

Amanda Gerges - IWS Montreal

Amanda Gerges - IWS Montreal

Born in Ethiopia and raised in the Netherlands. After finishing my BSc at the VU University in Amsterdam, I was yearning to do my MSc abroad. Luckily, I received a scholarship to study at the biotechnology campus INRS-Institut, Armand Frappier where I completed my MSc in experimental health sciences in 2019. The campus was intimate and small, but remarkably diverse. There, I learned to communicate and collaborate with people from different backgrounds. 

After graduating, I held different jobs in customer service and inventory control. These jobs enhanced my skills in communication and administration. I am now excited to join this great initiative to unite international and immigrant women in science. I hope to contribute in ways that will connect the individual members and the leaders even more, where we can help each other out in any way possible.

Beside science and education, I enjoy physical workout. Nowadays I am also interested in acrylic painting and blog writing.