Selina Cascone

Extremely hard working and diligent. I’ve supported myself through my undergraduate degree in chemistry, which I am graduating from in June.


Selina Cascone took 24th place in her group! Thank you for helping us donate to the Canadian Cancer Society! We will be announcing our donation at the end of the competition.

Everyone has a secret talent, what is yours?

I am a chemist and a bartender. One of the biggest difficulties I’ve had as a female in the physical sciences is being taken seriously. As a bartender, telling my guests I’m also a chemist gets a mixture of reactions and I’ve had to face a lot of misogyny and disbelief. My secret talent is perseverance. Pushing for greatness no matter what anyone’s initial thoughts on me are.

If you were voted our cover girl, what would you do with $10,000?

While most of the money would be going to pay off my student loans, I believe that a portion should also be shared or given to a charity. I had heart surgery as a baby and I was thinking to donate a small percentage to sick kids hospital.