Peruvian engineer Rosa Gálvez-Cloutier is the first scientific woman of Latin American origin with a seat in the Senate of Canada. She’s in Lima to participate in the VIII Summit of the Americas.
“Gálvez-Cloutier will be holding meetings with her Peruvian compatriots in the Congress of the Republic.”, said El Peruano, who also informed that she will be participating as Vice-President of ParlAméricas in the summit, representing Quebec.
This engineer studied Sanitary Engineering at the National University of Engineering (UNI), a place where she also met President Martín Vizcarra. At 24 years old she traveled to Canada where she got married, had three children and continued with her studies.
“She completed her MA and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at McGill University and worked for 27 years at the University of Laval as Director of Civil Engineering and Water until a phone call in 2016 gave her one of the best news of her life.”, explained El Peruano.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named her Senator of the Canadian Parliament in 2016, and this is why she will be coming back to her homeland to participate in the Summit of the Americas.