Stefanie Ruel successfully defended her dissertation in late 2017 and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Business Administration from Athabasca University. She was, until recently, a Senior Mission Manager in Life Sciences at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), leading more than ten life sciences missions into space. Dr. Ruel now holds an Assistant Professor position at Concordia University, John Molson School of Business. Her research agenda includes a critical examination of gender and diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) contexts, framed within intersectionality scholarship. She focuses on both historical and contemporary concerns in these STEM contexts, putting forth social justice initiatives to move individuals and society away from systemic discriminatory practices in organizations. She has presented her research and led workshops at a number of conferences, and has authored a number of publications including her award winning paper entitled “The “silent killer” of a STEM-professional woman’s career: A critical sensemaking study of discourses within the Canadian Space Industry”, and her forthcoming book entitled “Women’s exclusion from STEM management in the Canadian space industry: Anchor points and intersectionality at the margins of space”.