Submitted by: Bobbi Aubin
Melissa-Jane Pecman, daughter of Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Bobbi Aubin, is a recent graduate of the four-year Geology Program at Laurentian University. In her fourth year, Melissa was a funding recipient through the MNO Métis Mining Strategy program.
Successful in finding employment in her field after graduation, Melissa is currently finishing up a three-week work stint in Nunavut with her employer ORIX Geoscience Inc., which works with a variety of exploration and mining companies focused on Canadian and international base and precious metal projects.
Melissa grew up in Northern Ontario where hunting, fishing and camping was a passion she still enjoys today. Being an avid outdoorsperson mixes in well with her geological career.
Melissa spends her leisure time by working out, hiking, playing music, collecting rock samples, cooking and spending time with family.