Pierrette Tremblay graduated from Laval University in geological engineering in 1971 and received an M.Sc. from Queen's University in 1974. Her thesis concerned the mineralogy and geochemistry of uraniferous pegmatites of the Mont-Laurier area, Quebec, and to this day, she has a soft spot for pegmatites and highly-deformed terranes. After working as an economic geologist for the Ministère des Ressources naturelles in Québec until 1979, she spent a few years mostly enjoying her three children. She returned to the work force with the mandate to develop a geological highway map for southern Québec and became very interested in outreach activities. She joined the Quebec Geoscience Centre in 1992 and worked on outreach projects for several years. From 1998 to 2001, she worked for the Public Health Board of the Québec City region. Among her volunteer commitments, she has chaired the Canadian Geoscience Education Network from 1996 to 1998 and was involved with MAC as a member of the Public Awareness of Science Committee and as Councilor (1996-2000). In 1999, she was awarded the Ward Neale Medal of the Geological Association of Canada for her contributions to outreach in Canada. In November 2000, she became executive coordinator of the Mineralogical Association of Canada. She works out of her office at INRS-ETE.