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2023/2024 executives

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

President

Jemimah Ong
(She/Her)

Hello iSci! I’m Jem, your iSci Society President for the 2023/24 academic year. I oversee the organization and handle the day-to-day tasks. I also ensure that we fulfill the MSS and MSU requirements and follow the appropriate guidelines. Other responsibilities include representing iSci at appropriate meetings and fostering a sense of community between iSci Society executives and general members. Feel free to reach out if you have any society- or program-related questions, concerns, or comments!

 

Contact:

ongj13@mcmaster.ca

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Bronwen Elkins
(She/Her)

VP Internal

Hi everyone! I'm Bronwen and I am your VP Internal for this year. I am in my third year of iSci, concentrating in chemical biology. My role on iSci Society is to maintain both internal and external communication. I also oversee the re-ratification of the society and ensure all iSci Society events are approved by SIS. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!  

Contact:

elkinsb@mcmaster.ca

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Vikram Arora
(He/Him)

VP Academic

Hi everyone! My name is Vikram and I’m your VP Academic for the 2023-2024 academic year. I’m in my third year of iSci and am concentrating in Biology. As the VP Academic, I lead the iSci Curriculum Committee, organize the Peer Mentoring Network, and host other academic-related events throughout the year. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns! 

 

 

Contact:

arorav10@mcmaster.ca

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Hello iSci! My name is Gaby and I am the current VP Social for the 2023-2024 school year. I will be going into my second year of iSci and I will be concentrating in Medical and Biological Physics. My role is to ensure that social events are running in all years of the program like Coffeehouse. Just overall make sure that everyone in iSci is able to meet new people and make new friends through the events. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!

Contact: masriahg@mcmaster.ca

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Gabriela Masri
(She/Her)

VP Social

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Hello! My name is Aunika, and I am the VP External for the 2023-2024 school year! I am in my fourth 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:

veneablea@mcmaster.ca

VP External

Aunika Venables 
(She/Her)

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Hello everyone! I’m Lauren and I am this year’s VP Finance! I’m in my third 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

Lauren Creasy
(She/Her)

VP Finance

VP Communications

Hey iSci! My name is Russell and I am your VP Communications for this academic year! I am a second year concentrating in biology! My role is to maintain transparent communication between cohorts, while developing an interactive, online environment. I am also responsible for organizing the yearbook! If you have any questions, please reach out!

Contact:

beltranr@mcmaster.ca

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Russell Beltran
(He/Him)

1st Year Academic Rep

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!

 

 

1st Year Social Rep

 As the first year 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.

2nd Year Rep

Hi everyone! My name is Rachel and I am the Second Year Representative for the 2023-2024 school year. I am in my second year of iSci concentrating in Chemistry. I run the big sib little sib mentorship program, represent my cohort on curriculum committee and plan cohort wide social events. If you have any questions feel free to reach out!

Contact:

hemmingr@mcmaster.ca

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Rachel Hemming
(She/Her)

Cassidy West
(She/Her)

3rd Year Rep

Hi everyone! I’m Cassidy and I am the Third Year Representative for the 2023-2024 school year! I am in my third year of iSci concentrating in chemistry. My role is to represent the third-year cohort on curriculum committee as well as plan cohort-wide social events. Please reach out if you have any questions!

 

 

 

Contact:

westc11@mcmaster.ca

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Bianca Mammarella
(She/Her)

4th Year Rep

Hello! My name is Bianca, and I am the Fourth Year Representative for the 2023-2024 school year! I am in my fourth year of iSci and am Concentrating in Biology. I represent the fourth-year cohort within both community and academic discussions. Feel free to contact me about anything!

Contact:

mammareb@mcmaster.ca

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Naya Davidson-Lindfors
(She/Her)

iSci Welcome Week Planner

Hi iScis! My name is Naya and I’m your Welcome Week Planner for this year. I’m in my third year of iSci and I’m planning to double minor in Physics and Earth Sciences. I am responsible for running iSci Welcome Week, as well as organizing “Exam Loving” and Frost Week for the incoming first years. Feel free to reach out to me if you need anything or have any questions regarding these events!

Contact:

davidn8@mcmaster.ca

iCreate Director of Media

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Katherine Gochman
(She/Her)

Hey iSci! My name is Katherine and I am the iCreate Director of Media again this year. I am in my fourth year concentrating in Medical and Biological Physics. I’m in charge of planning and the visual side of iCreate, so feel free to contact me if you want to join the team or submit some art to an edition :) 

Contact:

gochmank@mcmaster.ca

Yash Joshi
(He/Him)

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 fourth 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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Kothai Gunaratnam
(She/Her)

Grad Planner

Hello everyone! My name is Kothai and I am the grad planner this year! I am in my final year of iSci, double minoring in mathematics and chemistry. I am responsible for running the grad committee (join!) and helping to plan anything grad related. Cheers to the class of 2024! 

Contact:

gunaratk@mcmaster.ca

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Director of Student Engagement

Hello iSci! My name is Alec and I am the Director of Student Engagement for this year! I am in my second year of iSci and am concentrating in Medical and Biological Physics. My role includes organizing TriSci & SIS events, intramurals, managing cohort cup points, and running the newsletter. Reach out if you would like to learn more about my role/events!

Contact:

macdoa65@mcmaster.ca

Alec MacDonald
(He/Him)

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iSNL Co-Director

Hey guys, my name is Allison and I am one of your two co-SNL directors for this year! I am in my second year of iSci and am concentrating in Biology. In this position, I plan and host the end of year iSNL production. If you have any questions or ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out! 

Contact:

moffaa9@mcmaster.ca

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Allison Moffat
(She/Her)

Max Dressler
(He/Him)

iSNL Co-Director

Hi iSci! My name is Max and I'm one of your iSNL co-directors for this year. I’m in my third year of iSci going unconcentrated. My role as iSNL co-director is to plan and host our 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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2023/2024 Executives

Fun Facts about the Execs!

Rachel Hemming

I’ve worked at summer camp for four years!

Aunika Venables

I broke my leg tobogganing when I was four!

Yash Joshi

I was born on April Fools Day!

Joyce Wu

I saw a shipwreck while snorkeling!

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

Fun Facts!

Katherine Gochman

I’m a fervent duolingo-er, and I should reach my one year streak in July 2023!

Vikram Arora

I have two leopard geckos!

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!  

Russell Beltran

My lucky number is 22! 

Max Cornblum 

I lived in 3 rooms throughout first year!

Constitution

The iSci Society Constitution outlines the structure, membership, operations, and election of Core/Peripheral Executive members.

Last Updated: July 2023

Constitution
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