Meet Meuni Peduruge, Chemical Engineer

Meet Meuni, a recent graduate from the Chemical Engineering Program at Dalhousie University.  Meuni became a member of the Welaptega Team in December of 2016.  She is focusing on researching Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion.

We wanted to get to know Meuni a bit more so we had a had a little Q&A session with her for a glimpse into her life.

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I am originally from Sri Lanka and my parents migrated here 15 years ago to give my brother, sister and I a better education. We first lived in Ontario and then I decided to go Dalhousie University to pursue a Chemical Engineering degree. Nova Scotia has been my home for the last five years now. I am a very outgoing person who always tries to look at life in a positive way because life is too short and we should try to enjoy every moment.

How did you first learn about Welaptega?

I first heard about Welaptega from my husband, who learned about it from someone at his work

How do you see the experience you are gaining here at Welaptega factoring into your future?

I feel blessed to have gotten this opportunity because I just graduated last year and I am already gaining experience. It’s my first step toward building my career, so this experience is going to be very valuable when it comes to my future.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? 

I would love to cast Mindy Kaling to play me because she is such a funny and upbeat actress.

What has been the biggest challenge you faced to date in your co-op term?

I haven’t really faced any big challenges because everyone who works here is so nice and helpful.

What is your hidden talent?

I guess I would have to say playing badminton.

What advice would you give to a co-op student starting their first day with Welaptega?

My advice would be not to be afraid to ask for help because everyone who works here is super nice and they would always find the time for you.

If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring?

If I was stuck on an island I would bring a good book, food and some clothes to keep me warm.

How do you define success?

Having a relaxed comfortable life where you always have time to spend with your family at the end of each day.