Danniele Livengood is Vice-President and Director of Events for the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST). She became a member of SCWIST while completing her undergraduate degree at UBC in Chemistry and Environmental Science. Danniele has volunteered on SCWIST’s Board of Directors since 2014, and has represented the organization twice in addressing the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women. In her day job, Danniele works at Simon Fraser University and manages the Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) program. WWEST is the operating name for the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC/Yukon Region, which has a mandate to engage the region to further the participation of women and other underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.