Meet Stephanie Juneau

Stephanie is a Scientist / Astrophysicist / Researcher / Artist / Painter / Rock climber.

She's lived in QC, Canada / BC, Canada / Scotland, UK / Arizona, USA / France.

On Face Your Fierce

  • Challenges of integrating your scientific self and your artistic self
  • The discernment and fine difference between autism and giftedness
  • How to behave in social situations when you feel so odd and/or different


Describe “the hardest year”?
Second year undergrad: I became overwhelmed with my parents’ divorce and living abroad a full summer.

What was the dumbest thing you ever did (or almost did) to fit in?
Pretend to like what my girlfriends liked instead of acknowledging my own taste.

What do you wish we would have asked you?
What would your younger self find the most surprising about your current life?

What’s a “fuck yeah! I did it!” moment?
Canada’s Women in Science and Engineering program (I was told it would guarantee my future).

Dr. Stéphanie Juneau was born and raised in Québec, Canada. Driven by her insatiable curiosity for her surroundings, she became interested in both visual arts and science as tools to illustrate, explore, and understand the world. She now lives in Paris, France, where she works as an Astrophysicist.

Her research focuses on the study of galaxies, their history, and the giant black holes that live at their centers. To unveil mysteries about galaxies and black holes, Dr. Juneau employs telescopes around the world as well as space missions like the Hubble telescope and others.

Off paper, she's passionate about visual arts and dreams to connect this with her science.

(First Published jun 1, 2016)



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