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Alicia

Alicia

Chapter President

Science Chair & Engineering Chair

Years with WISE: 7

PhDc Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics & Biomaterials

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering

Meet Alicia

Returning as your President for another year, Alicia is insanely excited about the growth of CU-WISE. Her goal for you is to keep the agendas your WISE Team has set forth. Currently focusing on her research, Alicia is a PhD candidate and READi Trainee in biomedical engineering with a focus in biomechanics and biomaterials. If you can be in love with your research, then this is exactly how she feels about hers. Alicia investigates the various skating styles for the sport of para ice hockey. She hopes her first of its kind research, both for the para sport and Carleton, can lead to improving performance while decreasing the potential for injury. She dabbles in all the engineering disciplines from architectural design through to software engineering as she brings awareness to para sport research, and the importance of it to the introductory/novice levels. She truly is a Gal of all trades #punintended. Alicia would love to see Sports Engineering become a degree at Carleton, which would work beautifully along side her position as your Ravens Varsity Soccer Biomechanics Coach, and Athletics' fitness instructor. Alicia has also taken the leap into the professor world, so keep your eyes out at the front of your classroom. If academia doesn't work out, Alicia says industry just may be the right fit for her unique skillset. Wherever she ends up, we know she will brighten the day. WISE is lucky to have this Gal at the lead, she truly inspires, is inspired , and most definitely is leaving a legacy!

Fran

Francesca

Chapter Vice President

Engineering Vice Chair

Years with WISE: 5

MASc Mechanical Engineering

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Meet Fran

WISE is excited to have this #smartgirl back as your Vice President and Engineering Vice Chair! Francesca is eager to help bring you new events this year, and ensure you hear about all updates through our newsletter! Francesca is currently completing her research, which investigates the biomechanics of finger-key interaction for injury free piano performance. When not working on WISE planning or research, you may find Francesca working with the Faculty of Engineering and Design assisting Ravens. She also likes to maintain some balance in her week by volunteering off-campus, playing soccer, doing yoga, playing the violin, and hiking! Francesca is excited for another great year with WISE, and hopes to build a great community of STEM leaders at Carleton.

WISE EXECUTIVES

Gabrielle

Gabrielle

Virtual Communities Executive

Years with WISE: 2

MASc Aerospace Engineering

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Meet Gabrielle

WISE could not run without this #smartgirl! We are so grateful for all she does for us, including this beautiful new website! Gabrielle is currently closing out her research regarding proximity manoeuvres for satellites, specifically, real-time path optimization ... If you think that is impressive, just wait to see what else she does on campus. Gabrielle is the co-lead for Blackbird UAV where her team designs, builds, and flies UAVs for competitions (UAV = unmanned aerial vehicle)!!! HOW COOL! She is still not sure where she sees herself after graduation, however, whatever it is we know she will #crushit. Gabrielle sees and learns new things everyday, which constantly changes her mind. The world is at her control, literally, so we are not worried. For now, Gabrielle's main focus is on finishing her degree. She is starting to look for work in the aerospace industry, and we 100% recommend that this extraordinary #womeninSTEM should work for you.

Shahrazad

Shahrazad

Internal Affairs Executive

Years with WISE: 1

MASc Mechanical Engineering

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Meet Shahrazad

We are so excited to have this amazing #smartgirl join us. WISE loves our space gals, and girl we are out of this world for you! Shahrazad has spent all summer planning great events for you. She truly has your back! Her research focuses on the development of lattice materials in morphing structures for aerospace applications. She has great faith that the future of our development lies within exploring materials that open new doors of advancement to us; morphing being one of them. Shahrazad is not sure where the wind will take her once she graduates, but she is excited about exploring the great unknown ... Space.

Madison

Madison

External Affairs Executive -

Engineering

Years with WISE: 2

PhDc Biomedical Engineering - Medical Instrumentation

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering

Meet Madison

Madison is a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering with a focus in medical instrumentation. While living the life of a perpetual student, she also tries to maintain a bit of a balance. She enjoys yoga, rock climbing, and expressing her creative side by constantly hopping from one DIY project to another (that may or may not get finished ... #PhDlife). She is passionate about technology and innovation, and hopes to inspire girls and women to pursue engineering, science, and technology to help address real-world problems.

Tolu

Tolu

External Affairs Executive -

Science

Years with WISE: 3

4th year Neuroscience & Mental Health


Meet Tolu

She loves us so much she is back for a 3rd year! Tolu's favourite thing about her program is getting to truly understand brain-body interactions and how they, in turn, affect behaviour. After graduation she hopes to attend graduate school with a focus in neuropharmacology. Tolu also work on campus as the Enriched Support Program Workshop Facilitator for Chemistry assisting her peers. We are lucky to have her back as she continues to help expand our presence in Science around campus.

WISE OFFICERS

Fareen

Fareen

Virtual Communities Officer

Years with WISE: 2

3rd year Software Engineering

Meet Fareen

Sending you a huge hello, Fareen loves delving in the world of software architecture and communications. Her program is bursting with a diverse curriculum, keeping her on her toes everyday. Fareen's guilty pleasure is that she thoroughly enjoys it! After graduation, she hopes to dabble in software security or full stacks development. You can spot Fareen on campus mingling with members of the Ottawa Ismaili Student’s Association – Carleton, playing cards with her mates, or Pokémon Go on her own. Welcome to WISE Fareen, we are excited to have you!

Fatima

Fatima

Blogging Officer

Years with WISE: 1

3rd year Software Engineering

Meet Fatima

Have you missed our blogs? We have! So when Fatima said she was a blogger, we jumped for joy! Fatima enjoys the variety and breadth of topics offered in her degree. Learning is one of her favourite things! She is really looking forward to entering her 3rd year, the year where your strengths and focuses start to narrow down. She hopes this journey will help guide her down a career path. Fatima is sure she will love spending time travelling before anything else. Her answer to "other than WISE, what do you do on campus?" was ... standing in long lines to grab a coffee at Starbucks, because she has totally given up on Tim Hortons. #lol We cannot wait to read your blogs Fatima, thank you for spicing up WISE once again!

Nga

Nga

External Affairs Officer -

Engineering

Years with WISE: 1

3rd year Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Meet Nga

Nga loves studying engineering because the more challenging it gets, the more excited she is! She wants to venture towards industry or government after graduation working for a couple of years, allowing her a chance to explore the world. Once her adventures are finished, she would like to return to school and complete her MBA. Nga wants to break as many glass ceilings as possible, and when she is older she wants to retire as a successful high school STEM teacher. She is a huge advocate for promoting younger generations to take the amazing challenge of STEM! Nga has been a mentor for the Student Experience Office, and works as seasonal staff at Haven's Bookstore. Occasionally she volunteers with the Carleton Student Engineering Society.

Zainab

Zainab

External Affairs Officer -

Science

Years with WISE: 3

4th year Psychology & Biology

Meet Zainab

New to WISE, Zainab loves how biology and psychology overlap. She finds it fascinating to learn about both the body at an anatomical and physiological perspective, while also understanding the social and mental aspects of human and animal behaviour. After graduation Zainab hopes to study dental surgery. She too is excited about WISE MED and all it can offer her! Zainab is the President of the Pre Dental Society on campus, and helps with the Collaboration Hub for Jack.Org. If you would like to know more about either of these Zainab is the girl to meet.

Chanel

Chanel

Outreach Officer

Years with WISE: 1

2nd year Biomedical & Electrical Engineering

Meet Chanel

Chanel is very special to CU-WISE as she is our first international team member! We couldn't be more proud to have portrayed such a friendly and inspiring atmosphere that she wanted to join our team. Chanel came to Canada from Ghana, Africa. She finished her last year of high school in Hamilton, Ontario, moving to Ottawa to continue on with her education. Chanel really loves science and technology. She is an advocate for her program, and enjoys helping out others through volunteer work. Want to know more about WISE International? Stay tuned as Chanel helps us find you ... our international #womeninSTEM!

Mya

Mya

Outreach Officer

Years with WISE: 1

2nd year Neuroscience

Meet Mya

New to WISE, Mya truly loves all the passionate and kind people in her program. She finds neuroscience new and exciting. Secretly, WISErs have a love for the neuro ladies as we know they grow into amazing #womeninSTEM. After graduation, Mya hopes to study veterinary medicine. She is excited of the potential WISE Medical can offer her with her future. Mya is currently the VP for the Pre-Vet Club here at Carleton. So if you are an animal loving gal, Mya is the girl to meet!

Megan

Megan

Outreach Officer

Years with WISE: 1

4th year Electrical Engineering

Meet Megan

Seeing the benefits of volunteering and networking, this #smartgirl will add her own spark to WISE this upcoming year. Megan loves electrical engineering because it is involved with almost everything we use on a daily basis, from cellphones to cars to coffee makers #studentlife. As she builds circuits in the lab, Megan thrives on knowing that she is learning how to make all these possible. After graduation Megan plans to work in industry as an engineer, preferably in robotics or telecom research. She knows that some of WISE's mentoring events will definitely help her out on the job front. In her spare time, Megan volunteers with Engineers Without Borders and InterVarsity. So if you are interested in any of these, Megan is the girl to meet. Welcome Megan!

New Position ALERT

Dheeksha

Dheeksha

Medical Officer

Years with WISE: 1

Neuroscience & Mental Health ('18) & 1st year Psychology

Meet Dheeksha

Dheeksha has eagerly taken on planning our new Medical division. She hopes to become a medical doctor, and is well on her way, clearing her first step, the dreaded MCATs. She is currently updating her prerequisites for medical school. Dheeksha truly loved the courses offered in her neuroscience and mental health degree, making her curious to learn more about mental disorders, especially developmental disorders. She is a dog lover, works at the Civic Hospital, and volunteers at CHEO as research assistant. She loves to go for a drive, and recently has found a new interest in photography and interior designs. Dheeksha is a big FOODIE and we are stoked, as so are we! She volunteers for different clubs and societies around campus, and was the Internal Executive for Carleton Indian Student Association for 4 years.

Kika

Kika

Medical Officer

Years with WISE: 1

3rd Humanities & Biology

Meet Kika

Kika loves being a double major student because it allows her to explore what she loves most about the arts and sciences. She particularly loves being able to see the connections between the disciplines. Kika loves to read as much as possible, and we dig that! She hopes to attend medical school when she is finished her degree. We hope that WISE Medical can help send her on her way. She is rather involved at the College of Humanities with our literary arts journal (NORTH), and the Annual Humanities Colloquium. Kika works at the Undergraduate Recruitment Office, and as a PASS Facilitator! Welcome Kika, we are excited to watch you help WISE MED grow!

Team

Positions still opened!

We still have some positions opened for 2018-19. If you are an outgoing, fun-loving, and ready to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you.

Executives: Outreach, Financial (must be PhD with minimum 2 years left)

Officers: Outreach (1), Photography, Internal Affairs, Newsletter

Thinking about WISE for next year? We open up applications in May with a selection process completed by mid June. WISE does most of our hard work in the summer / early fall. Please keep this in mind when applying for a position.

Team

Executive

Executives are typically upper level students who portray excellent leadership skills. Executives are given Officers to assist them with their tasks. If you are an outgoing, fun-loving, and ready to lead, we would love to hear from you.

Officers

Officer

Officers are typically 2nd year students or higher, and/or new to WISE. Officers portray excellent teamwork skills. Officers work with an Executive helping them with their tasks. If you are an outgoing, fun-loving, and ready to be part of a team, we would love to hear from you.

Information

Not on the list?

Have a position in mind but don't see it on the list? Contact us with your proposal. This is exactly how our brand new Medical division was created. We look forward to hearing from you.

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