Leanne Dawson is the IEEE Student Branch Women in Engineering (WIE) Chair and the Secretary for the IEEE Southern Alberta Section (SAS). Leanne is very passionate about professional development and empowering other female students to achieve their goals. Leanne has been a volunteer with IEEE since 2017. She is also involved with the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) as the chair of the Academic Support Committee, and the Graduate College as the chair of the Internal Events Committee. Leanne is currently pursuing her PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary, and received her BSc and MSc from the University of Calgary in 2013 and 2016, respectively.