Employee Spotlight – Palak Sharma

Tell us about yourself.

Growing up in Kuwait, my best and favorite subjects were math, physics, and chemistry, so engineering was of natural choice. My nationality is Indian, but I attended a British high school, then moved to Canada to pursue my BASc in Chemical Engineering, and then the USA to pursue my MSc in Chemical Engineering.

What are you most excited about learning in your career journey?

I think I am most excited about enhancing my critical thinking and problem-solving skills to always challenge the status quo within an engineering project. There is always a better way to perform a process, and I believe as engineers we should strive to follow that path in the most economical way possible.

What sparked your interest in Nexus PMG?

From researching the company’s website and learning the range of industries the company collaborates with, I felt like this would be a very well-rounded experience for an engineer. I believe the exposure I will gain from this role will only be the beginning of an amazing career with Nexus PMG, only to grow and get along with like-minded individuals who attempt to provide due diligence and innovation in all of their work.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I am a musician and I enjoy powerlifting! I was forced to start a YouTube channel by some close friends, so I occasionally upload guitar covers on there.

If you could share a meal with any 3 individuals, dead or alive, who would they be?

TheDooo, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eddie Hall.

What is the best gift you’ve ever been given?

My second electric guitar when I was in my early teens! I think that was when I started taking the instrument seriously.

Do you have a favorite tradition? If so, what is it?

In my culture, Diwali is my favorite holiday/tradition which is a festival that symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil. It is the festival of lights, where we light fireworks and celebrate with amazing food within our culture.

What was your favorite class of your educational career?

I would say I thoroughly enjoyed my green engineering and green chemistry classes during my master’s. The instructor was very knowledgeable and the different ideas of how to make processes greener seemed very fascinating. I would love to incorporate some of that knowledge into my work at some point in my career.

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