Helping more young women choose engineering and computer science

Helping more young women choose engineering and computer science

Carleton University graduate, Daniella Niyonkuru, leads by example. As a successful computer engineer and devoted mentor, she is showing girls that a career in tech is within reach
October 2, 2017

As a computer engineer, Daniella Niyonkuru is no stranger to being one of the only women in the room. In university, she often found herself surrounded by men, and in her current job as a production engineer, she is one of four women in a group of 60. That’s why she is a strong advocate for women in engineering and computer science. She devotes much of her spare time to mentoring high school girls, striving to show them that a career in tech is not “just for boys.”

Daniella completed her Master’s in electrical and computer engineering at Carleton University, in Ottawa, under the supervision of Professor Gabriel Wainer, head of the CFI-funded Advanced Real-Time Simulation Lab.

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