Co-President: Noah Bezaire
Hi, I’m Noah Bezaire – one of your Co-Presidents for UWaterloo IISE. This is my second term in the role and I couldn’t be more excited with our initial progress. I first became involved with IIE through the Waterloo IIE 2016 Conference organizing team where I served as the Competitions/Workshop Team Lead and Sponsorship Director. I joined IISE because of its amazing people that have so much passion and it has undoubtedly provided me with amazing professional opportunities. I look forward to building off of last year’s success as we aim to position UWaterloo IISE as a premier chapter.
Co-President: Pallavi Hukerikar
Hi, I’m Pallavi one of the Co-Presidents of UWaterloo IISE! I first became involved with IISE when I attended the Waterloo IIE Conference in 2016. Since then I’ve had the chance to go to IISE conferences in Anaheim and Halifax, and have met tons of great people along the way. I joined IISE because of my passion for Management Engineering and because I wanted to help others receive the same opportunities for professional and social growth that the organization has given me thus far. This will be my second term serving as Co-President, and I look forward to continuing to build a successful and sustainable chapter!
Finance Director: Ghazal Malekanian
Hi I’m Ghazal Malekanian and going to be the Finance Director this term. This is my first term 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: Soorya Goel
Hi, I’m Soorya! I’m the A stream Operations Director for UWaterloo IISE, and I’m responsible for running social and professional events this year. I am currently in my second year of studying Management Engineering, and my passion for the program made me want to be a part of the Exec team for IISE. I attended conference as a delegate in my first year, and I got to meet so many new people, and I had a great time. I’m very excited to be a part of the team, and I hope to give students the opportunities to develop their skills, and get the most out of their university experience.
Operations Director: Sunrise Long
Hey I’m Sunrise, the Operations director for IISE. This is my first year with the chapter but hope to draw from my experience in other leadership positions. Last winter 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.
Marketing Director: Michelle Cheng
Hey! I’m Michelle and I’m your Marketing Director! I’m a Varsity Athlete currently in my second year of Management Engineering and it’s my second time being part of this Executive Team. I was also the Marketing Director last year and was exposed to so many fantastic opportunities that I felt it was worth it to come back a second time. My goal is to make sure you hear about anything and everything related to IISE and are always super pumped to come attend all our amazing events and experience everything we have to offer!
Conference Director: Patricia Hall
Hi, my name is Patricia Hall and I am returning as the Conference Director! I was previously the Conference Director for the 2017 conference hosted by Dalhousie, on the conference planning team for Waterloo IISE 2016 as a wine and cheese coordinator and a delegate at the 2015 conference in Montreal. Through this role, I would like to give students in Management and Systems Design Engineering the opportunity to represent UWaterloo on the national level and build professional relationships. I really enjoy having a sense of community within the management engineering program and I would like to build upon this to make UWaterloo IISE a very successful and sustainable chapter.
Secretary: Lakshan Kamalanathan
Hi, I’m Lakshan Kamalanathan – The Secretary for UWaterloo IISE. This is my first term in the role and I am looking forward to working with the team. I attended the Conference in Halifax this year as a delegate and knew afterwards I wanted to be apart of IISE. The competitions, the amazing passionate people, and the overall atmosphere attracted me to become more involved in the chapter. I look forward to learning a lot and contributing to the team.
First year coordinator: Fatimah Areola
Hey, I’m Fatimah and I’m this term’s First Year Coordinator! I’m currently in 1B Management Engineering and this is my first term 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.