Daniela Rossade is studying on an international masters programme in Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University. She is currently on a year abroad at Leibnitz University in Hanover, Germany. Before university, she worked eight months for Arup, a global engineering consultancy, before going travelling in Venezuela.
At university, Daniela headed up a water supply project for Engineers without Borders (EWB). She led a team to Benin, West Africa to research the requirements and design for a rainwater harvesting system at a rural health centre. She is also a member of the Bristol ‘Schools plus’ program and tutors A-Level maths at underperforming secondary schools.
Daniela is a STEM ambassador (science, technology, engineering and maths) and has started a project at her old primary school, where she promotes engineering through regular talks and engineering workshops. She blogs about how to reach out to young girls, how to showcase engineering as an exciting field and how networks of teachers and parents could proactively support young girls better. She is currently developing these talks and workshops to reach wider audiences.
Daniela is a keen ballet dancer and supports herself by teaching performing arts for 4-7 year olds at Stagecoach drama school.