Our Team

Emilie Lam

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Co-President

Hi, my name is Emilie and I am in my 5th and final year of Electrical Engineering & iBioMed. I am beyond grateful to return as Co-President this year with Shay, we are looking forward to all the events and initiatives our team is planning! I got involved with WIE because I felt marginalized within engineering and wanted to make a difference for others. WIE has helped me understand how important diversity is within engineering; it is impossible to design for everyone if the same groups of people are making all the decisions. I am so excited for what the VP’s have in store for this school year! Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilielam

Shay Earle

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Co-President

Hey, my name is Shay and I finished my third year of Chemical Engineering and the iBioMed program and now am heading on a 12-month co-op starting this fall.  I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to be one of this year's Co-Presidents along with Emilie. We are excited for the year ahead and what this year’s team will accomplish. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of the WIE executive in many roles over my time at McMaster most recently as Co-VP mentorship where my passion for our goals only grew. The McMaster Women in Engineering society provides support, resources, encouragement and opportunity for so many that need it and I am grateful to be a part of this positive and necessary change. We have a fantastic and dedicated executive team and I can’t wait to see what this year will bring! Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/earles

Jasmine Lewis

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Co-VP Social

Hi! I’m Jasmine and I’m going into my third year of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (but fourth year at Mac) after recently finishing up my 12-month co-op position! I’m so happy to be a part of the WIE executive team again this year as Co-VP Social along with Clare. I’m excited to organize and run events to help students make connections with each other! Extra curriculars and other social clubs/groups have made such a positive impact on my university experience and I hope that WIE continues to be a great way to meet other students and interact outside of academics. We will continue to do our best to foster a fun and comfortable environment for all our students and I can’t wait to see you all at our events!

Clare Benson

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Co-VP Social

Hi! I'm Clare and I am in my third year of Electrical Engineering. I feel very lucky and excited to have the opportunity of being Co-VP Social for the 2020/2021 year! My goal as part of the Women in Engineering Society is to create a welcoming and fun space for female identifying students in the Engineering faculty. I hope to bring students together and create a network that they can use throughout the year! I cant wait to meet all of you!

Sarah Woods

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Co-VP Finance

Hi! I'm Sarah and I am in my third year of Chemical Engineering & Management. I'm thrilled to be joining the WIE executive team again this year as Co-VP of Finance alongside Rebecca Di Vincenzo. I am excited to work and connect with an amazing network of women to inspire, support, mentor, and empower women in engineering at McMaster to succeed. I look forward to managing our budget to support each Co-VPs' unique initiatives which support and create an inclusive community for the women in our faculty. I cannot wait to meet you all at our future events! Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-woods-4b7086194

Rebecca Di Vincenzo

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Co-VP Finance

Hi! I'm Rebecca, and I will be one of the 2021 vice-presidents of finance and administration! This is my third year on the WIE executive, and I'm super excited! I love what our exec stands for, and the positive environment it has allowed me to be a part of. I am in computer engineering, and love anything software related. Aside from engineering, I love music and spending time with my big family and wonderful friends! This year, I hope to manage our budget in a way that will allow us to have big events with fun activities and great networking opportunities. Whether it be decorating cookies or attending nation-wide conferences, I intend to use our funding to strengthen the female community at McMaster, and give female engineering students the confidence to continue studying what they love! Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccadivincenzo

Meira Morphet

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Co-VP Mentorship

Hi! I’m Meira and I’m in my third year of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in the iBioMed program. I am so excited to be joining the Executive team this year and to contribute to the awesome environment that WIE works to cultivate. As Co-VP Mentorship, I want to support and encourage female students by both continuing and building upon the mentorship opportunities offered by WIE. I hope to foster a positive and inclusive community by working with upper year students and our incoming students through various mentorship opportunities. It’s going to be a great year, and I can’t wait to meet you all at our events!

Sophia Aslanidis

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Co-VP Mentorship

Hi, my name is Sophia Aslanidis and I’m going into my second year of Electrical and Biomedical engineering. I’m thrilled to be working with this group of inspiring and talented young women on the Women in Engineering Society. Last year, I found the WIE mentorship program to be such a positive and welcoming environment that helped me through my first year. As Co-VP of mentorship, I’m excited to help further develop the mentorship program that I enjoyed so much and help support our first years. I am excited to meet all the incoming first years, and hope to give some inspiration, motivation and guidance for their future careers in engineering. I am excited to get started and see what the year brings! Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophia-aslanidis/

Melina Ashali

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Co-VP Outreach

Hi! I'm Melina and I'm going into my third year of Engineering Physcis. I'm Co-VP of Outreach this year alongside Olivia Cirone. My goal is to ensure future female students know that they will be welcomed and supported in the Engineering community. I am excited to help inspire girls to pursue STEM and to continue making McMaster an inclusive environment for current students. Can't wait to see all society members at upcoming events!

Olivia Cirone

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Co-VP Outreach

Hi! I’m Olivia, and I’m heading into my second year of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. I’m so honoured to join the WIE exec team this year as Co-VP Outreach, alongside my amazing Co-VP, Melina Ashali. I am passionate about inspiring younger students, particularly young girls, to pursue education and careers in engineering through the promotion of diversity, and outreach initiatives. I’m looking forward hosting events, engaging in conversation with prospective students and other society members, and running our incredible WIE Ambassador program this year! Feel free to connect to connect with me on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/oliviacirone

Meera Moorthy

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Co-VP Marketing & Media

Hi! I'm Meera and I'm in my third year of the Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering program. I am super excited to be one of the Co-VPs for Marketing and Media with Anna! I look forward to designing marketing content and working on expanding the outreach of our Society online.

Anna Leuprecht

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Co-VP Marketing & Media

Hi! I'm Anna and I'm going into my second year of Electrical and Biomedical engineering. I am beyond excited to be joining the WIE executive team this year as a Co-VP of Marketing & Media, along with Meera! In this role, my hope is that WIE can use our social media platform to educate and empower others who are interested in pursuing a career in STEM. I believe that the pandemic has really shaped how we spend our time online, and I look forward to expanding WIE’s online presence so that we can share our initiatives with an even larger audience! I’m so stoked for what’s to come for WIE in the upcoming school year, and I hope to meet you all soon at some of our events! Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-leuprecht

Aurora Selim

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Co-VP Professional Development

Hello!! I am Aurora and I am in fourth year of the B. Tech – Biotechnology program at McMaster. I am super excited to join the WIE team as Co-VP for Professional Development and plan some amazing events for the 2021/22 year. My biggest focus for this year would be to help expand students’ network and create meaningful connections with a diverse set of industry professionals. I hope through these events students can get an idea of possible career paths or a glimpse into the professional working world through a female perspective. Looking forward to meeting all of you at our events this year! Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn and/or shoot me a message: https://www.linkedin.com/in/auroraselim/  :)

Marina Manoraj

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Co-VP Professional Development

Hi! I'm Marina and I am in my fifth/sixth year of Chemical and Bioengineering (returning from 16 months of co-op). I was on the WIE team 3 years ago as VP Social and I'm excited to return to the team for my final year as VP Professional Development. The WIE community has grown so much over the past few years and I am fortunate to be part of a team of such empowering students! This year as VP Professional Development, my goal is to organize events to set the WIE community for success in their careers. Through networking sessions with industry partners, workshops to build and strengthen technical and soft skills, and many more other exciting events, I hope we can provide resources and tools for our students to gain confidence in their professional lives and excel in their careers. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marina-manoraj/

Jade Cao

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Diversity Co-Chair

Hi! I’m Jade and I am in my third year of Engineering Physics and Biomedical Engineering. I am extremely excited to be part of the WIE team this year as one of the Diversity Co-Chairs, alongside Emily! This year I hope to create opportunities for students to learn more about equality, diversity, and inclusivity, being able to take what they learned with them throughout their undergraduate and professional careers. I look forward to empowering women in the field of engineering, and to promote an inclusive and welcoming community at McMaster! Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jadecao

Emily Nobes

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Diversity Co-Chair

Hello everyone! My name is Emily Nobes and I’m headed into my second year of engineering physics and society. After working as WIE first year representative last year, I am beyond thrilled to be continuing to serve the society as diversity co-chair with the incredibly talented Jade! There are so many exciting things ahead this year that I cannot wait to share with the McMaster engineering community. My goal for this year is to strive to continue to forge meaningful relationships between the engineering identity-based groups on campus through new events, workshops, and dialogues. EDI is a crucial part of fostering a welcoming, inclusive culture amongst the fireball family, and I can’t wait to do my best to upkeep these values. See you all soon! Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-nobes/