Women In Science and Engineering

WISE

Presidents

Madison Marriott

Hey! My name is Madison Marriott and I am a third year engineering student studying geomatics! I am proud to serve as President for WISE for the upcoming year along with Wylie. We will be working alongside our amazing team to provide the best possible programming for our members! Our goal is to provide support and resources for students to enhance their university experience, refine their professional skills, give back to the community, and promote equality and inclusivity in STEM! This is my third year in WISE. I have worked both on the internal and external teams with my focus on developing WISE's Youth and Community Outreach Program to encourage youth of all backgrounds to consider careers in STEM! Apart from equality in STEM, I am passionate about mental health awareness initiatives, tea, and of course dogs. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at madison.marriott1@ucalgary.ca!

Wylie Pietsch

Hello! My name is Wylie Pietsch and I am in my third year of engineering, majoring in civil. This year I am excited to be elected President alongside my Co-President Madison Marriott. I am incredibly excited to help WISE continue to promote diversity and equality and continue with all the great programs WISE has become known for. We hope to continue to expand our newly founded outreach program to impact more young women to encourage them to pursue a degree in STEM. In my spare time you can find me binge watching sitcoms, going to the movies, and playing board GAMES with friends. Please feel free to contact me at wylie.pietsch@ucalgary.ca with any questions, concerns, or suggestions!


Communications Team

Fiona Dong

Hi, my name is Fiona Dong. I am entering my 4th year of Biological Sciences. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with loved ones and relaxing. As VP Communications I enhance communications between the executive team and oversee our social media platforms, newsletter, and website. Feel free to contact me about matters pertaining to communications at fiona.dong1@ucalgary.ca.


Josephine Hon

Hi! My name is Josephine Hon, and I am currently in my second year of the Biological Sciences program. I am thrilled to be part of the WISE executive team again this year. Taking on the position of Website and Graphics Coordinator, I will be primarily managing the club’s website and designing promotional materials. Through this role, I hope to inspire others to take part in advocating for women in science and engineering school and career pathways. If you have inquiries regarding our website, feel free to contact me at josephine.hon1@ucalgary.ca.

Alisha Kassam

Hi everyone! My name is Alisha Kassam and I’m currently a 4th year Biological Sciences student with a minor in French. I’m happy to be WISE’s Newsletter Coordinator again for this year and I will be working with everyone on the monthly newsletters. I am very excited to be part of the U of C WISE team again this year! If you guys have any questions or concerns about the newsletter, you can contact me by email at alisha.kassam@ucalgary.ca.

Jenny Ying

Hi! My name is Jenny Ying and I am in my second year of Biological Sciences. This is my second year as a WISE Executive, and I am thrilled to be the Social Media Coordinator this year. I am so excited to connect WISE with the online community, advance participation and engagement at WISE events, and as well as promoting diversity within STEM fields. Please feel free to reach out to me at yue.ying@ucalgary.ca for further questions and information!

External Team

Helena Cherniak-Kennedy

Hi! My name is Helena Cherniak-Kennedy and I am a third year Math and Finance combined degree student. As VP External for WISE this year, I will be working with the External Team to run the youth and community outreach program, mentorship program, professional development workshops, and volunteer program. This will be my third year with WISE, where I have previously held the roles of Professional Development Coordinator and Mentorship Coordinator. I believe that by meaningfully engaging the community through our External Team’s initiatives, we will be able to make progress towards greater diversity in STEM fields. Please reach out to me if you have questions about any of WISE’s External programs at ariahelena.cherniakk@ucalgary.ca.


Celia Zhang

Hi! My name is Celia Zhang, and I am in my second year of Electrical Engineering. I am thrilled to work with the WISE team as a Professional Development Workshop Coordinator. I look forward to be part of a team that supports diversity and takes initiatives to provide students with meaningful opportunities. I will be organizing a variety of workshops, with the purpose of improving individuals’ professional skills while possibly developing meaningful connections with the industry. Please feel free to contact me at shiyi.zhang1@ucalgary.ca.

Kali Sayers

Hi! My name is Kali Sayers and I am the ‘Just Between Us’ Mentorship Coordinator for WISE. I am in my sixth year of Chemical Engineering and Political Science. This is my second year on the WISE Executive and I am excited to facilitate connections between students and industry professionals. I hope to encourage both men and women in STEM fields to improve their mentorship of young people, especially young women who have been shown to have consistently fewer mentors than young men. In addition to my role with WISE, I am the President of the University of Calgary Fencing Club, and enjoy sports, reading, gardening, and baking. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee in our program or have any questions regarding the program, please get in touch with me at kali.sayers@ucalgary.ca.


Brielle Lilywhite

Hi! My name is Brielle and I am currently a second year undergraduate student at the Schulich School of Engineering, majoring in Chemical Engineering. This will be my second year with WISE, where I will be part of the external team as the Volunteer Coordinator. I am excited to work alongside university students to gain volunteer experience and become part of the WISE community. If you are interested in volunteering with WISE or have any questions feel free to contact me at Brielle.lillywhite@ucalgary.ca.

Hope Roberts

Hello, my name is Hope Roberts and I am currently in my second year of civil engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering here at the University of Calgary. I am the Outreach Coordinator for WISE, meaning that I am involved in promoting diversity in STEM through working with youth in the community. By visiting schools and hosting youth groups here at the university, WISE’s Outreach program incorporates interactive science demos with a presentation about the importance of inclusivity in STEM. If you are a community member that would be interested in having our outreach team come and work with your youth group, please feel free to contact me at hope.roberts1@ucalgary.ca and I would be happy to arrange a collaboration!

Internal Team

Heeju Jin

Hello, my name is Heeju Jin and I’m in my third year of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary. This will be my second year as a WISE executive and I am very thrilled to work as a VP Internal for this year. I coordinate exam review sessions for first and second year engineering courses and I would love to get feedback from anyone if there are any other review sessions we should run. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at heeju.jin@ucalgary.ca.


Bethany Chan

Hi! My name is Bethany Chan and I am WISE’s 2019-2020 Science Representative. I am currently in my third year of Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology under the Faculty of Science. This is my third year on the WISE team, but second year being in this position. As the Science Rep., I am in charge of organizing the science and math tutorials that WISE provides throughout the school year. If you have any questions or would like to collaborate with our team, feel free to contact me at bethany.chan1@ucalgary.ca.


Sarah Chen

Hi! My name is Sarah and I am in my second year of civil engineering. I am excited to be a part of the WISE executive team as the Engineering Representative. My role is to organize exam reviews and represent the engineering faculty through WISE. Through working with this club, I hope to promote diversity and the growth of the female demographic in the science and engineering faculties. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at sarah.chen1@ucalgary.ca.

Finance Team

Marco Chan

Greetings! My name is Marco Chan and I am currently in my 4th year of Accounting at the Haskayne School of Business. I am a strong believer of equality and diversity, which is why I am delighted to be representing WISE as their VP Finance this year leading in a financial perspective. As VP Finance I am responsible for keeping up with our cashflow, budgeting and our sponsorship team. Please contact me at marco.chan2@ucalgary.ca for any inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities.

Alfred Lau

Hey, my name is Alfred and I'll entering my last year as an Accounting student for the Haskayne School of Business. I'll be taking over the role as the Sponsorship Coordinator for Women in Science and Engineering. My responsibilities include managing relations between industry leaders, the University, and our club. I look forward to hearing about any inquires or opportunities to partner with WISE and it's mission to promote diversity and equality in Stem fields. If you have any questions or concerns, I am more than happy to keep in touch via email at alfredlau120@gmail.com.

Events Team

Gauri Bharadwaj

Hi! My name is Gauri and I will be entering my 4th year at UCalgary majoring in Biological Sciences. This is my first year at WISE and I will be serving the position of VP Events. I will be responsible for help coordinate and organize events which help open up doors for students in STEM fields. My goal is to help students create a strong foundation for their future career endeavors. I am extremely excited to be a part of a team that provides networking and educational support to undergraduate university students. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at gauri.bharadwaj@ucalgary.ca.


Stella Heo

Hello! My name is Stella Heo and I will be entering my 3rd year in the Neuroscience program this year. This is my second year on the Women in Science and Engineering executive team, and I am so thrilled to be an Events Coordinator this year! I hope to support students in STEM fields by organizing different networking opportunities as well as de-stressing events - if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at in.heo@ucalgary.ca.

Aamna Amer

Hi! My name is Aamna Amer and I am in my second year of studies at the Schulich School of Engineering. Some of my interests and passions include empowering women and providing them with a great support network. My dedication to this cause is evident through my role as the Events Coordinator for WISE and some of the other volunteering roles I have taken on, including being a Community Outreach and Peer Support Volunteer at the Women's Resource Center. Aside from being a feminist, I am also interested in improving the world through biomedical engineering, which is why I have joined Enova as their Junior Events Coordinator. Please feel free to contact me at aamna.amer1@ucalgary.ca

Lydia Cho

Hi! My name is Lydia Cho and I am in my third year of Neuroscience. This is my first year on the executive team and have taken on the position of Events Coordinator through which I will help organize events that will provide more opportunities for undergraduate students in science and engineering. I am looking forward to being able to contribute in supporting undergraduate students with their academic experience at the University and in the STEM field. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at lydia.cho@ucalgary.ca.


Natalia Colwell

Hello! My name is Natalia Colwell and I am in my third year of Cellular Molecular Microbial Biology (CMMB). This is my first year with WISE, and I have joined as the Junior Events Coordinator. I am excited to help out my fellow STEM students through the many events that WISE hosts. Check out the WISE events calendar to see what’s coming up! Feel free to contact me for event questions or suggestions at natalia.colwell1@ucalgary.ca.

Consultant

Lauren Dzikowski

Hi! I'm Lauren and this year I am a Consultant for WISE where I provide advice and assistance for club events and the club’s digital media. I was previously WISE’s Website and Graphics Coordinator where I managed the club's webpage and designed posters for events, T-shirts, mugs, etc. I also assisted in setting up the club’s outreach program, where our hope is to inspire young women to pursue careers in the fields of STEM. I am recently graduated with a combined Bachelor of Science degree in both Honours CMMB, with a focus in Cell Biology, and Psychology. I am passionate and driven and am always striving to better myself in order to become a skilled and well rounded individual with the ability to take what I've learned and use it to help others. I am very excited to once again be an executive member of WISE this year and am hoping to see many others join to help support our cause! If you need to reach me my email is lauren.dzikowski@ucalgary.ca.

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