Jessica Vandenberghe - Inventures
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Jessica Vandenberghe

Assistant Dean, Engineering Community and Culture

, University of Alberta, Faculty of Engineering

Jessica Vandenberghe, P.Eng, MSc is born of the Dene Thá First Nation and is a sixties scoop survivor, raised in an inclusive German farming family in northern Alberta. She earned wo engineering degrees from the University of Alberta and has worked in the oil sands, mining, regulatory, infrastructure and consulting industries, as well as academia. She is Assistant Dean, Engineering Community & Culture in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. Her consulting firm, Guiding Star Consulting, walks in a good way with Indigenous Peoples and Communities and those who want to build meaningful relationships to create strong vibrant communities. A mother of two, Jessica is passionate about ensuring inclusive organizations and equitable frameworks. She sits on many boards and Councils that contribute to STEM outreach, support underrepresented demographics, build capacity and lead to healing, ethical behaviour and trusted relationships.