Chapter President: Fatimah Areola
Hey, I’m Fatimah! I’m really excited to take on the role of Chapter President! I just finished 1B Management Engineering and this will be my second year on IISE. I joined because I wanted to get closer to the engineering community here at UW and explore the opportunities available for students to develop their leadership skills. My goal for this term is to connect first year students with resources they may need for a successful start to university! I’m looking forward to working with the IISE team to grow our chapter into a sustainable resource for students to develop their academic, professional and social skills.
Finance Director: Ghazal Malekanian
Hi I’m Ghazal Malekanian and going to be the Finance Director this term. This is my second year joining IISE and I’m hoping to learn and build on the success the team has already had. I decided to join the team after attending events organized by IISE and getting to know some of the members, deciding that I also wanted to make a contribution to the Waterloo chapter. Having already seen such great success from the IISE team so far, I’m excited to see all that will be accomplished this year!
Operations Director: Oriana Coburn
Hi, I’m Oriana Coburn, and I’ll be joining UWaterloo IISE as an Operations Director. This is my first term in the role and I’m excited to join the chapter! Attending events run by IISE in my 1st year exposed me to the great work that the chapter does, and after having the opportunity to be a delegate at this year’s conference, I knew I wanted to join the team. As an Operations Director, my goal is to organize events that successfully increase the awareness of Management Engineering, and provide students with the opportunity to grow professionally, academically and socially.
Operations Director: Sunrise Long
Hey I’m Sunrise, the Operations director for IISE. This is my second year with the chapter but hope to draw from my experience in other leadership positions. Previously, I had the pleasure of attending the IISE Conference in Halifax as a delegate. I loved how the organization connects students and industry leaders to discover the endless industrial engineering possibilities. I joined the chapter because I’m fascinated with industrial and management engineering. I think there is something so interesting about taking multifaceted systems and distilling it down into one refined structure. I champion sustainable long-term growth and hope lead the chapter in that direction.
Operations Director: Rishabh Bahri
My name is Rishabh Bahri and I am a 3A Management Engineering student. I am dedicated, outgoing, and a team player. My experience includes successfully calling people in director-level positions of technology departments and developing viable leads. My background in operations, logistics, and sponsorship will add a dimension to the role I am undertaking at IISE. This is my first time joining IISE and I want to promote it rigorously within the university. I hope we can help students realise the full potential of being a part of IISE, and utilise it for polishing their skills.
Marketing Director: Sunaina Basa
Hi, I’m Sunaina Basa and I’m this term’s Marketing Director. I’m currently in my second year of studying Management Engineering and this is my first term on IISE. I joined IISE not only because of the amazing events organized by the team to bring our Management Engineering community closer but their passion to provide rewarding professional and social opportunities to the students, leading to their personal success. My goal for this term is to organize exciting and helpful events and make sure you hear about everything related to IISE, and the students are as pumped as our team is to experience everything we have to offer. I’m looking forward to building meaningful relationships with the members on our team, and to grow our chapter into a very successful one!
Conference Director: Kaitlyn Masseo
Hi everyone, I’m Kaitlyn Masseo and I’m this year’s Conference Director. I’m currently studying Management Engineering and on my fourth work term, and will be going into my 3B term in the fall. This is my first year joining the IISE Executive team. I’ve been to the past couple of conferences, which made me want to become more involved. I joined because not only does everyone involved have so much passion towards what they do, but they have fun while doing it. I’m super excited to help everyone see all the great and rewarding opportunities IISE has to offer!