Chapter Leadership Team

pascal.jpgPascal Dandavino-Forget


Pascal is from Montreal and was involved with the EWB Montreal Professional Chapter from January 2013 to August 2013 before moving to Ottawa. In the Montreal chapter, he helped organize the Global Engineering Conference in May 2013, which saw 140 participants discussing the impact engineers have on society and their communities and attend panel discussions and presentations by companies driving positive systemic change in their industry.

Having enjoyed his experience with the Montreal professional chapter, Pascal decided to continue his involvement with Engineers without Borders by joining the Ottawa City Chapter as the President. He’s really motivated and excited  to work with the members, the executive and engage the Ottawa community around global social issues.

Krista Daviault
Financial Officer

Krista has recently completed her final semester of a Masters in International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University after having completed the requirements for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation. Krista also brings financial experience through her work at KPMG in the Audit and Accounting Advisory Services sectors where she worked with, and gained an in-depth understanding of the inner workings of a number of national and international organizations in a variety of industries and sectors, including government entities, private enterprises, not-for-profits, and public corporations through the provision of assurance and advisory services, including a project for the UN in Haiti. With her breadth of financial and accounting experience, Krista Daviault will be taking on the Finance Officer role and is looking forward to supporting the chapter and continuing to develop her knowledge of EWB and foster engagement with the Ottawa community.

Alicia Sosa Lerin

African Ventures Support Lead

Before joining the Ottawa City Chapter, she was a member of the Carleton University Chapter, where she joined after moving to Ottawa for her M.A. in International Affairs. The Carleton Chapter allowed her the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, both as a member helping in various roles such as fundraising and advocacy, and by becoming the Junior Fellow for the 2013 year. As a Junior Fellow, she worked with VOTO Mobile in Ghana, providing monitoring and evaluation support to a local NGO that uses VOTO’s software to provide maternal health information to families who do not have access to healthcare. This experience inspired her to continue working with EWB short and long term volunteers to ensure that their placements are the best they can be and that the skills gained overseas can be translated into valuable learning for our Chapter. When she’s not doing EWB related things, you can find her attending various development related events around the city, sharing a pint with friends, exploring new cool places/neighbourhoods in Ottawa, or watching obscene amounts of Netflix at home while baking all sorts of things that are incredibly bad for your health but oh so good to have.Oh yeah, and she also works at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

image1.JPGKatherine LaFortune
VP Advocacy

Katherine is brand new to EWB and is excited to be part of such a great organization. She’s currently living the Ottawa dream by working for the federal government and specializes in policy and analysis. While studying for her Master of Public Administration degree at Dalhousie, she was the VP External Advocacy in the Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students and was responsible for drafting policy, lobbying politicians on graduate student issues, and making sure that the graduate student voice was heard locally and nationally. Katherine is very excited to be coordinating the Run To End Poverty event this year and to be leading the chapter’s advocacy efforts.




Dayna Peloquin
Communications Officer

Dayna is a Civil Engineering Graduate from Carleton University, where she first got involved with Engineers Without Borders through the Carleton Chapter as the Vice President Internal, conducting administration tasks as well as maintaining internal and external communications with the chapter. She is now working as an Engineering Recruitment Officer at Carleton to try and pursue her personal goal of seeing more girls consider engineering as a career option. Her developing passion for international development, politics and human rights has led her to stay involved and take on the role of communications officer at the City Chapter to continue her involvement with EWB.

Rebecca Moore

Rebecca is an Aerospace Engineering graduate from Carleton University and is currently working at General Dynamics Canada. She was born and raised in Ottawa and has volunteered with various charity events and professional associations around the city. In her volunteering roles, Rebecca has been responsible for a wide range of tasks including event planning, promotion, and support/execution, as well as budgeting, logistics, and communications. She is new to EWB and got involved to meet new people and to combine her interests of engineering and global development. When Rebecca is not at work or volunteering, you can typically find her going for a run, out with friends, or planning her next vacation. She is thrilled to be helping organize the R2EP this year and to be a part of the EWB Ottawa Chapter.

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