Clélia Cothier – COMING SOON
Project Manager, Deep Space Food Challenge at Canadian Space Agency – COMING SOON
Clélia is a Challenge-Prize Fellow with the Impact and Innovation Unit (/Impact Canada). Currently, she works with the Space Exploration Strategic Planning team at the Canadian Space Agency and oversees the development and implementation of the Deep Space Food Challenge. Prior to joining the government, Clélia worked with Desjardins’ innovation lab to apply social innovation concepts to the business world and the financial industry, and developed open innovation projects like Coopérathon. Her goal is to act as a tri-sector athlete, by connecting and working with the private, public and social sectors on important societal issues. Clélia is also a board member of two Montreal-based organizations, Esplanade and Institut du Nouveau Monde. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences and International Development Studies from McGill University.
Work and impact
How is sustainability/social impact integrated in your work?
What are your past and current areas of focus in a few words?
How did you enter this space?
Did you always want to work in the impact space?
What are you most excited about that has been happening in your industry/field for the past few years?
Are there any misconceptions about your profession or industry?
Life and aspirations
What does a typical workday look like for you? What’s your work-life balance like?
What parts of your job do you find most challenging?
What’s next for you, what are your long-term goals (if you have any)?
Advice for the next generations
What are 3 key skills required in your position?
Whether it’s from your own path or the ones from your colleagues and friends who have a similar profession, how important is it to have a specific degree to be able to work in your industry/profession?
What are some personal characteristics that you value in someone you’re interviewing/working with?
Knowing what you know now, would you have done something differently with respect to your career? If not, why and what is your best life or career advice for youth?