Shoma has a passion for science and technology as well as for helping others achieve their full potential. Shoma completed her undergraduate in Engineering Science – Nanoengineering from the University of Toronto. She then conducted her doctoral studies in molecular scale devices at the University of Alberta/National Institute for Nanotechnology. During her graduate studies, Shoma helped found the WISER (Women in Science, Engineering and Research) Network for Early Career Professionals. Since its conception in 2008, the network has had a profound influence supporting and helping young professionals develop their skills and explore career options.
Shoma is now a research professional with Quantiam Technologies, an advanced materials company located in the Edmonton Research Park. She is also a co-founder and mentor of the MentorUP (Mentor Under-represented Populations) and BESTT (Bridge for Engineering, Science and Technology Talent) programs under the Alberta Women’s Science Network (AWSN). As the past president of AWSN, she continues to enjoy volunteering with the networks varied programs.