Women In Science and Engineering



Taylor Wong

Hello, my name is Taylor and I am the President of WISE alongside Wendy! I hope to encourage diversity and equality in the STEM fields through not only maintaining and improving the opportunities WISE has offered in the past but starting new initiatives for students to gain support and give back to the community. I am incredibly excited to be leading WISE this year to provide students with more opportunities to assistance in improving their skills and studies and to form meaningful connections with other students, industry, and the community. This will be my third year with WISE and I am thrilled to be working with our team of hard working and passionate executives to provide students meaningful opportunities and experiences that progresses WISE’s goal of encouraging equality in STEM. If you would like to contact me about anything pertaining to WISE, please email me at taylor.wong1@ucalgary.ca . I hope to see you at our next event!

Wendy Yang

Hi! My name is Wendy Yang and I am in my third year of Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Engineering. I am passionate about promoting diversity in engineering and have worked with WISE since starting university. As VP Internal last year, I developed the WISE tutorial program which delivered valuable exam review sessions for many courses in science and engineering. I am really honored to have been elected President for WISE this academic year and look forward to leading the team with my Co-President, Taylor Wong. We have many exciting things planned for WISE including launching a new outreach program that will establish WISE’s community engagement and hopefully inspire more women and girls to pursue paths in engineering and sciences. We also hope to bring our members some new events and opportunities so make sure to look out for these during the year! If you have any questions or want to get involved with WISE feel free to email me at wenjia.yang@ucalgary.ca.

Communications Team

Fiona Dong

Hi my name is Fiona Dong. I am entering my 3rd 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.

Lauren Dzikowski

Hi! I'm Lauren and I have been the Digital Team Lead and Graphics Coordinator for the University of Calgary's WISE Club for 3 years where I manage the club's webpage and design their posters for events, T-shirts, etc. This year I am also serving as an advisor and helping to coordinate our new outreach program where our hope is to inspire young women to pursue careers in the fields of STEM. I am a 5th year student pursuing 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 be an executive member 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.

Kali Sayers

Hi! My name is Kali Sayers and I am the Social Media Coordinator for WISE. I am in my fifth year of Chemical Engineering with a minor in Political Science. This is my first year on the WISE Executive and I am excited to connect with community members, both on and off campus. I hope to increase participation in WISE events and encourage advocacy for diversity in STEM fields. 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 have any questions or opportunities regarding social media or promotions, please get in touch with me at kali.sayers@ucalgary.ca.

Alisha Kassam

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

External Team

Madison Marriott

Hey! My name is Madison Marriott and I am a second year engineering student in geomatics! I am proud to be WISE's VP External for the upcoming year where I will be working alongside Helena, Cynthia, Amanda, and Claire to manage our mentorship program, professional development workshops, volunteering program, and youth and community outreach program! Our goal is to give support and resources for students to enhance their university experience, refine their professional skills, and give back to the community! This is my second year in WISE. Since making the switch to the External team I have been working on developing WISE's Youth and Community Outreach Program to encourage youth of all genders to consider careers in STEM! Apart from equality in STEM, I am passionate about mental health awareness, and reducing poverty. If you have any questions or concerns involving mentorship, professional development workshops, volunteering, or outreach please do not hesitate to contact me at maddimarriott13579@gmail.com!

Claire Liou

Hey everyone! My name is Claire Liou and I'm entering my fourth year of electrical engineering. I'm happy to be back for a second year as a WISE executive as the team's External Coordinator, where I will support the external team by establishing professional connections and assisting in outreach. Additionally, I'll be in charge of seeking fundraising opportunities so that WISE can continue to provide outstanding events. If you have any questions or opportunities regarding fundraising, please do not hesitate to contact me at claire.liou@ucalgary.ca.

Amanda Brown

I'm Amanda, the Volunteer Coordinator under the External team. I arrange group visits to volunteer for various organizations on and off-campus throughout Calgary. This is my 3rd year with WISE and in studying mechanical engineering. I have a passion for STEM outreach, and I'm excited to begin expanding our community involvement. To get in touch, send me an email at amanda.brown2@ucalgary.ca or visit during my office hours.

Cynthia Tang

Hello! I'm Cynthia Tang, currently a Second Year Undergraduate Student at the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary. As the 2018-2019 Professional Development Workshop Coordinator of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), I will be organizing workshops for members of WISE, with the purpose of enhancing and building up every individuals' soft-professional skills for their future career goals. Whether it be workshops for communication, leadership, public speaking, or future collaboration, please feel free to contact me anytime at cynthia.tang1@ucalgary.ca.

Helena Cherniak-Kennedy

Hi! My name is Helena Cherniak-Kennedy and I am in my second year of university, majoring in finance with a minor in applied math. This year will be my second year on the WISE executive team, where I will be holding the role of Mentorship Coordinator. I am looking forward to organizing a mentorship program that fosters meaningful and inspiring relationships between all of our mentors and mentees! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions about WISE’s mentorship program at ariahelena.cherniakk@ucalgary.ca.

Internal Team

Heeju Jin

Hello, my name is Heeju Jin and I’m in my second 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 in my second year of Biological Sciences. This is my second year on the WISE executive team, taking on the role of Science Representative. As the Science Rep., I will be in charge of organizing the science and math tutorials that WISE provides throughout the school year. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at bethany.chan1@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.

Quyen Pham

Hello! My name is Quyen Pham, and I am a second-year Finance student at the University of Calgary. I am excited to be joining WISE as Sponsorship Coordinator this year. Briefly, my duties include obtaining and tracking funds for WISE. I work in liaison with any organizations that wish to contribute to WISE's events or initiatives. If you have any questions, or are interested in partnering with WISE, please feel free to contact me at quyen.pham1@ucalgary.ca.

Events Team

Tanya Hegmann

Hey, my name is Tanya and I am currently working on my 4th year of a Geomatics Engineering Degree! In WISE I help run the Events Team as VP Events, ensuring that all the WISE events run throughout the year. Let me know if you have some feedback for an event or any suggestions for types of events you would like! Outside of WISE I am either studying, procrastinating, working with horses or playing video games. You can also find me at the university as president of the Geeks United Club, so drop by if you ever want to chat about a random fandom! Feel free to send me a message at tanya.hegmann@ucalgary.ca.

Deema Barahim

Hi! My name is Deema Barahim and I am a 3rd-year biological sciences student. This is my second year with the WISE events team and I will be coming in as an Events Coordinator. I am looking forward to setting up events that can get students involved in the STEM community and provide them with educational opportunities! Please feel free to contact me at deema.barahim@ucalgary.ca.

Wylie Pietsch

Hello! My name is Wylie Pietsch and I am in my second year of engineering, majoring in civil. This year I am an Event Coordinator on the WISE team, and with this role I help organize fun and helpful events throughout the year. One event I have organized for the year is First Year Tips and Tricks. While organizing WISE events I hope to enhance our University experience. Aside from WISE I have started a club on campus for rural students called UC4H. When I'm not organizing events or studying you can find me binge watching sitcoms, going to the movies, and . Please feel free to contact me at wylie.pietsch@ucalgary.ca with any questions or suggestions!

Gauri Bharadwaj

Hi! My name is Gauri and I will be entering my 3rd year at UCalgary majoring in Biological Sciences. This is my first year at WISE and I will be serving the position of Events Coordinator. 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.