For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to give back to my community and the world. Early in my education, I pursued a medical degree because I thought that was the only career path that would allow me to accomplish this goal. Additionally, I felt pressured by societal and cultural expectations into pursuing a career in medicine.

After earning my honours bachelor of science in biomedical sciences, I soon came to realize that medicine might not be the right path for me. While working as a medical assistant and pursuing a career in the medical field, I was presented with an opportunity in the standards industry. Little did I know that being involved in the world of standardization would give me a completely new and energized perspective on my professional career and ultimately support my pursuit of making a positive impact on the world.

In 2018, I...

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