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Sonia Sennik, B.Eng. '08

(Engineering Physics) | Big Ideas: Leading the Way to Gold in the Mine, on the Pitch, and in the Markets

Narrowing that gap has been both a career focus and a pastime for Sonia Sennik (B.Eng. ‘08, Eng. Physics) over the last decade.

Joining the consulting firm Hatch after graduation, Sennik spent almost 10 years working on major capital projects worth up to $500 million for some of the world’s largest mining and metals companies. As engineering manager and project manager, she led multi-disciplinary teams responsible for shepherding process innovations from idea to implementation.

“I really loved working as a team to build things that had never been created before,” she says.

Her experience in bringing innovation to life is serving her well as she settles into a new position as the inaugural executive director of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL). Using an objectives-based coaching and mentoring process, CDL offers an eight-week program to help entrepreneurs commercialize science and technology advances.

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