Job Title:Release Train Engineer
Employer:General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada
Grad Year:2020
Degree(s):B. Eng. (Biomedical and Mechanical), M. Applied Science (MASc) Technology Innovation Management
Major(s):Undeclared
Expertise:Engineering
Industry:Systems Engineering

What makes you a good mentor?

"If you can see her, you can be her". This quote sums up the power of mentorship for young women in STEM. Having role models that you identify with, and that provide a sense of "I can do this too" is so critical. I have worked with a female mentor since I graduated from my Bachelors degree, and it has truly made a significant impact on my professional life today. We still meet regularly, and I consider her a key resource in my professional development. Knowing the impact that mentorship had on me, I am excited to create a similar experience for someone else. I look forward to working one-on-one to help them navigate this exciting (and stressful!) time of their life, as they embark on the next steps in their career.

About Jasmine Shaw

Jasmine is an engineering intern (EIT), recent Master’s of Applied Science graduate, and passionate advocate for women in STEM.

At General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada (GDMS-C), Jasmine has been working on the Maritime Helicopter Project for over 4 years. In her current role as the Release Train Engineer (RTE), Jasmine is a key player in transitioning the MHP program to its in-service support phase. As RTE, she is leading several initiatives including test automation, process re-design and optimization, and development tool modernization. She actively coordinates with multiple stakeholders to resolve challenges, identify opportunities for improvement, and translate team needs into action plans. Jasmine is pursuing her Professional Engineering designation.

During her time in Carleton University’s Technology Innovation Management program, Jasmine conducted research on Technovation, the world’s largest technology entrepreneurship program for girls. Her research focused on the design of business ecosystem structures that enable women and girls to pursue STEM careers. Jasmine also earned her Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical and Mechanical) degree from Carleton University in 2016.

Jasmine is a passionate ambassador for women in STEM. She serves on the Board of Directors at the Society of Women Engineers – Ottawa, and is leading a working group on female talent at GDMS-C as part of the Inclusion & Diversity committee. In her spare time she practices yoga, enjoys hiking, playing soccer & ultimate frisbee (pre-COVID), and spending time with her cat Juno.