Angela Stewart

New York, New York

I recently moved to NYC and joined Bionic Yarn as Operations Coordinator and Junior Engineer. I support the manufacturing processes that transform ocean-recovered plastic to next-generation textiles.

I'm a recent graduate from University of Waterloo. When everyone else was heading west for oil, I chose to explore other options. Choosing the unconventional has served me well, and given me some amazing opportunities. I've supported a drilling crew on a barge in the middle of a lake, and excavated an illegal landfill from the 1950s.

I love the variety that engineering consulting affords. I developed an interest in water treatment early on, optimising water and chemical usage for the sanitation programme at Canada's largest cheese factory. I joined the field of energy-from-waste, turning municipal refuse (garbage) into pellets to be burned as an alternative for coal.

While at UW, I served as Vice President of Operations elect for the Engineering Society. I managed 40 directors to host more than 100 events to advance the professional, academic, and personal development of our 6000 student members. I was happy to represent our students to the Dean, administration, and at provincial and national conferences. I am passionate about promoting engineering, which brought me to the National Conference for Women in Engineering in fall 2012, as well as acting as a mentor for incoming students. I believe we need an inter-disciplinary approach for our world's increasingly complex problems.

One happy traveler. I am most energized when I'm exploring new places, cultures, and new perspectives. I was lucky to spend four months living in Rome this past fall. Running is definitely the best way to see a new city. I'm currently planning a bike trip through the Scottish highlands.

Embroidery artist and (very) small business owner. I love using traditional techniques to explore modern themes. Working with textiles is an excellent way to create something that will last in a throw-away culture. I love connecting with other artists and working together to improve our projects. Feel free to get in touch!

  • Education
    • Bachelor of Applied Science