Janelle recently completed her PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. She worked on a multidisciplinary project involving physics (wave motion and signal analysis), applied mathematics (gasdynamics) and computer science (numerical methods). She has been a sessional math instructor since 2011 and has done post-secondary curriculum development with a focus on incorporating extended reality devices. Janelle is also a cofounder of Π∩ϟ (pronounced pi-and-power), a startup that was recently accepted into the Velocity Incubator COVID19 Program. They are working on new sensor technology to rapidly detect and identify pathogens with their current focus being on SARS-CoV-2. Π∩ϟ leverages several technologies including RF/microwave, millimeter and sub-millimeter-wave systems, Unreal Engine in VR and deep learning models.