St. Lawrence College – Opening Doors to Careers for Women in STEM


With two diplomas from St. Lawrence College (SLC) one in Business Administration – Human Resources and a second in Civil Engineering Technology, Rosanna Baggs was well equipped with administrative and management skills and hands-on civil engineering experience to succeed in her field, and she credits her college education for her strong problem solving skills and ability to navigate complex projects and budgets.

Rosanna is a self-described “Jill-of-all-Trades,” and is a leader and trailblazer in the field of transportation and infrastructure design. In a traditionally male-dominated field, Rosanna has more than 13 years of experience in the field of civil engineering technology and continually paves the way for future generations.

“At SLC, I found a flexible environment with supportive and encouraging professors. This support allowed me to continue working while in school and build my experience and network while pursuing my Civil Engineering Technology diploma,” she said.

Rosanna brings significant expertise and knowledge to all her professional roles. She leads on a broader level in her many positions and as the youngest female president of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Adept in her technical knowledge and ability to understand the “psychology of how people use the infrastructure,” Rosanna is a skilled problem-solver and an inspiration and mentor to those entering the field, especially young women.

As a senior project manager for Morrison Hershfield, Rosanna currently oversees planning, design, and construction services for provincial and municipal infrastructure, highways, roadways, rail, and transit projects, including the City of Ottawa’s Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project. Rosanna is a creative, critical thinker who “likes to think outside the box, but not recreate the wheel.” This approach serves her well as she navigates complex transportation challenges and finds innovative solutions that benefit everyone.

Rosanna has been nominated for a College’s Ontario Premier’s Award which recognizes outstanding contributions to society from graduates of Ontario colleges. Winners will be announced, and awards will be presented at a gala held in Toronto on November 28, 2022.

The Premier’s Awards, hosted by Colleges Ontario, celebrate the achievements of Ontario college graduates in the province and throughout the world and recognize graduates in the following seven categories: Apprenticeship, Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate, and Technology.

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