Steph Barlow says she has a “very weird background” considering she’s now an HR executive.
Having achieved a Master’s in Roman history and archaeology from the University of Kent in the U.K., she went on to start a PhD and soon realized academia wasn’t for her. That’s when she moved back to Canada.
“I tried to figure out what I was meant to do. And, really, what originally got me into archaeology, into history was my fascination with social history and what people did and why people did things and what created change. And so I started working in HR,” she says.