Meet Rachade Hmamouchi (Full version)

The need for people trained in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields has never been greater. Rachade Hmamouchi provides insight on her personal journey in STEM. The world needs your ideas. It all starts with you! #ChooseScience

Transcription – Meet Rachade Hmamouchi (Full version)

[Music up: calm and relaxing background music]

[Shots of a woman jogging and walking on a city sidewalk in winter]

Rachade: I really believe that any girl can be into science. There is science behind everything.

[Shot of the interview subject seated in a lounge and speaking directly to camera]

[Text on screen: Rachade Hmamouchi, CEO, Iaso Genetics Inc., M.Sc.]

Rachade: My name is Rachade Hmamouchi, and I'm the founder of Iaso Genetics.

[Shots of Rachade going into a café and of her showing a test swab to a client. Shots of Rachade speaking directly to camera alternating with shots of her working on a computer in the café.]

Rachade: We send you a genetic test linking your DNA to science and providing you recommendation based on it to prevent deficiencies.

[Close-ups of Rachade and of test tubes and shots of her speaking directly to camera]

Rachade: I figured out I really like science and technology. I was really interested by the biological field, so I found it really interesting to know more how stuff works. And math, it's really simple and logical.

[Shot through a café window of Rachade typing on a laptop, then a shot of her speaking directly to camera]

Rachade: I went to Switzerland—Geneva—to do my master's. We were maybe less than four girls in the classroom.

[Shots of Rachade jogging in the winter and of her speaking directly to camera]

Rachade: As a new entrepreneur, it's nice to see other people struggling with the same problems.

[Shots of Rachade talking to her mentor in a café and of her speaking to another woman in a lounge]

Rachade: I have a mentor. She's in the STEM field also. It's really interesting to see her point of view because she had the same challenges.

[Shots of Rachade showing a test swab to a client and of her talking to another client in a lounge]

Rachade: The first person who can support the child is the parents. Even if they don't have a scientific background, it's okay.

[Shots of Rachade speaking directly to camera alternating with close-ups]

Rachade: You don't need to prove yourself all the way along. Find something that we are interested about and try to understand how it works. You can do it.

[Shot of Rachade at the end of a jog]

Rachade: It's really the best time to be in STEM because it's a big revolution now. Science is going to be in our life forever, and it's starting now.

[Close-up of Rachade smiling]

[Text on screen: Start your story]

A message from the Government of Canada

[Canada wordmark]

[Music ends]