2022/2023 executives

Look down below for more information about each of the Execs and their roles on the iSci Society! 


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Taren Ginter


Hello iSci! I’m Taren, your society president for the 2022/23 academic year. I oversee executive meetings and handle the day-to-day tasks within society. I also ensure that we fulfill the MSS and MSU requirements and follow the appropriate guidelines. One of the other responsibilities is acting as the society spokesman by representing iSci at appropriate meetings and resolving conflicts within society and the program as a whole. Feel free to reach out if you have any society- or program-related questions, concerns, or comments.

Contact: gintert@mcmaster.ca

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VP Academic

Jemimah Ong 

Hi! I’m Jem and I’m your VP Academic for this school year. I’m unconcentrated pursuing a minor in business and a CHRP designation. My main responsibilities include overseeing the iSci Curriculum Committee and the Peer Mentoring Network, as well as providing academic resources to help iScis succeed! If you have any academic related questions, feel free to reach out! 


Contact: ongj13@mcmaster.ca


Milenna Raposo

VP Social

Hello everyone! I’m Milenna, this year’s VP Social! I’m starting my second year in the Medical and Biological Physics concentration. It’s my job to help every cohort of iSci engage with one another at social events throughout the year, and to make your next year in iSci a blast! Reach out to me with questions about social events, as well as getting involved with the iSci Society! 

Contact: raposm5@mcmaster.ca

 VP External

Hello! My name is Aunika, and I am the VP External for the 2022-2023 school year! I am in my third year of iSci and am Concentrating in Biology. As the VP External, I manage iStrive, organize volunteer and other extracurricular activities as well as help with charity partnerships.

Contact: venablea@mcmaster.ca

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Aunika Venables 


Bianca Mammarella

VP Internal

Hello! My name is Bianca Mammarella and I am your VP Internal for this academic year. I am in my third year of the iSci Program concentrating in Biology! My main role on society is to maintain both the internal and external communication for iSci Society. Ask me anything about getting involved with society!  


Contact: mammareb@mcmaster.ca

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Lauren Creasy

VP Finance

Hello everyone! I’m Lauren and I am this year’s VP Finance! I’m in my second year of iSci in the PNB concentration. As VP finance I am responsible for all monetary matters within the society; from creating a budget to support the events and needs of other executives to tracking expenses and handling reimbursements. Reach out to me with any financial questions or concerns! 

Contact: creasl1@mcmaster.ca

Vidhi Bhatt

VP Communications

Hi there! My name is Vidhi and I am your VP Communications for this academic year. I am in third year of the iSci Program concentrating in Biochemistry. My main role is to ensure that the iSci Society brand is maintained and all communication between the cohorts are as transparent as possible. Ask me anything from society involvement, academics, living on residence, extracurricular and more!


Contact: bhattv9@mcmaster.ca


1st Year Academic Rep

Rachel Hemming 


Hi everyone! I'm Rachel, and I am the first-year academic rep for the 2022-2023 school year. I am currently in my first year of isci. As the first-year academic rep, I represent first-years on the curriculum committee and work with the first-year social rep to communicate information between the Executive team and first-years. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!


Contact: hemmingr@mcmaster.ca


1st Year Social Rep

Gabriela Masri

Hey everyone! My name is Gabriela Masri Ahmar and I am the First Year Social Rep for the 2022-2023 school year! As the Social Rep, I will be coordinating events to make sure that all first-year iscis are engaged and having fun! Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns 🙂 masriahg@mcmaster.ca


Vikram Arora

2nd Year Rep

Hey everyone! My name is Vikram and I am the Second Year Rep for the 2022-2023 school year! I’m in my second year of iSci and am concentrating in Biology. As the Second Year Rep, I coordinate the Big Sib Program, act as a representative for my cohort to iTeach in curriculum committee meetings, and organize social events throughout the year. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns! 


Contact: arorav10@mcmaster.ca

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Leah Smith

3rd Year Rep

Hello iSci! My name is Leah, and I am your Third-Year Rep for the 2022-2023 school year. I am in my third year of the iSci program and I’m concentrating in Earth and Environmental Science. My main responsibilities are to represent the third-years on iSci Society and Curriculum committee, plan events, and keep my cohort up to date on what’s happening in iSci. Please reach out if you have any questions! 


Contact: smithl83@mcmaster.ca

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Panteha Jamshidian

4th Year Rep

Hi! I’m Panteha and I am the fourth year representative for 2022-2023. I’m in my 4th year of isci in the biology concentration. As the year rep, it is my job to represent all my fellow fourth years in isci society meetings and in curriculum meetings with the professors. I also organize events for my cohort. If you have any questions regarding this position please send me a message at jamshidp@mcmaster.ca.

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Bronwen Elkins

iSci Welcome Week Planner

Hey everyone! I’m Bronwen and I am this year’s Welcome Week Planner! I am currently in my second year, concentrating in Chemical Biology. As the Welcome Week Planner, I am responsible for planning iSci Welcome Week, Frost Week, and coordinating First Year “Exam Loving”. Reach out to me if you have any questions regarding any of these events! 


Contact: elkinsb@mcmaster.ca

iCreate Director of Media


Katherine Gochman

Hey guys! My name is Katherine and I’m in my third of iSci concentrating in Medical and Biological Physics. As the iCreate Director of Media, I am helping run our creative student-run magazine ‘iCreate’. If you are interested in learning more or in joining the team, check out our Instagram @icreate_isci! 


Contact: gochmank@mcmaster.ca

Yash Joshi

iCreate Editor in Chief

Hi iSci! My name is Yash and I am the Editor-in-Chief for iCreate for this academic year! I am in my third year of iSci concentrating in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB). As Editor-in-Chief, I will be helping run the creative magazine with Katherine and will try to introduce some awesome themes during this year! 

Contact: joshiy1@mcmaster.ca

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Andre Morin

Grad Planner

What’s up, my name is André and I’m the Grad Planner for iSci Society this year. I’m entering my final year of iSci in the Biology concentration. I will be spearheading the grad committee to ensure that the class of ‘23 has a sensational graduation. Reach out for all grad inquiries! 


Contact: morina5@mcmaster.ca


Cassidy West

Director of Student Engagement

Hi everyone! I’m Cassidy and I am this year’s Director of Student Engagement! I am in my second year of iSci concentrating in Chemistry. As the Director of Student Engagement I am responsible for organizing intramurals as well as SIS and TriSci events! Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns regarding intramurals, SIS events, or TriSci events. 


Contact: westc11@mcmaster.ca

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Max Cornblum (He/Him)

iSNL Director

Hey iSci! My name is Max and I am the iSNL director for this year. I’m in my second year of iSci going unconcentrated. My role as iSNL director is to plan and host our yearly end-of-year iSNL performance show. Reach out if you want to know more or if you would like to participate! 


Contact: cornblum@mcmaster.ca

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Fun Facts about the Execs!

Vidhi Bhatt

I live on campus as a CA! (in LP this year)

André Morin

My favourite hobbies are gymnastics and parkour! 

Yash Joshi

I was born on April Fools Day.

Taren Ginter

I have three pet rats! 

Hover over the boxes below to learn some fun facts about us!


Katherine Gochman

I can read (and sort of write) in Japanese! 

Vikram Arora

I’ve never broken any bones! 

Lauren Creasy 

I was a Legislative Page in 7th grade!  

Bronwen Elkins 

I was placed on Team Canada for tap dance. 

Cassidy West 

I am missing one of my wisdom teeth. 

Bianca Mammarella 

I am ambidextrous!  

Leah Smith 

I was the captain of my high school’s Jr. Girls’ Rugby team. 

Max Cornblum 

I got laser eye surgery!