Rosa is currently stationed at the Darlington nuclear station, working as a qualified Nuclear Operator. She has worked for Ontario Power Generation for over 6 years. Her responsibilities as an operator include the day-to-day operations of the station.
As a child, Rosa watched as her uncle earned respect from her family as a physicist. She decided that she wanted to pursue this path and be like him. However, Rosa made it her own and adjusted her career path to her own personal aspirations and goals. After completing her degree in Nuclear Physics from the Highest Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology in Havana, Cuba, Rosa then completed her post specific training to become an operator.
The most rewarding project that Rosa has been a part of in her career has been becoming panel qualified. It was her first step to achieving her next goal; becoming a Licensed Operator. Rosa takes great satisfaction from her work knowing that she is a member of an organization that applies science and technology towards an important and necessary goal. She enjoys taking care of the reactors and turbines to ensure that they operate efficiently and safely.
Rosa began her journey with WiN when she recognized the need for a professional women's network. She wanted to participate in helping to educate others to ultimately educate the general public about the benefits of nuclear. Being a member of WiN has allowed her to get together with other members to share successes, as well as frustrations and to learn from each other’s experience. WiN has helped Rosa by making her aware of facts that may be limiting her professional development and providing her with tools to overcome barriers.
Created on March 11, 2008.