DOV Highlights: Where are they now?
Alycia will be packing her bags and heading overseas for some new and extraordinary adventures. She has been accepted to Oxford to start a DPhil in Engineering Science with a full Clarendon Scholarship.
“I'm so excited and overjoyed to be heading into my DPhil in Engineering Science at Oxford next year! I struggled for years to reconcile my passions for political advocacy and engineering, and in this next phase, I think I've found a way to make them work in harmony. There's so much to unpack at the intersection of public policy and engineering, particularly when it comes to the sustainable development of our modern, data-driven world,” Said Alycia.
Since DOV, Alycia was focused on completing her Engineering Degree from Memorial University while staying involved with Engineers Without Borders (EWB). This year, she traveled to Ottawa for EWB’s Day of Action, a day where 60 young people connect with 60 MPS about innovative development spending to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
“My experience with DOV definitely fueled my confidence and propelled me towards where I am today,” said the engineer. “Through interactions with amazing women in the political sphere at DOV, I developed confidence in the power of my own voice and my right to engage on issues that matter to me. In combination with my political advocacy work through Engineers Without Borders, it also helped me to realize the intersections between policy and engineering.”