EXECUTIVES

 
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CAROL YANG, PRESIDENT

Carol has recently finished her internship at Crescent Point Energy as an Exploitation Engineer and is in her final year of Oil and Gas Engineering. Having been heavily involved in engineering student life over her university career, including being a representative on CESS during her second and third year, Carol hopes to work with her team and further improve CESS’ outreach and diversity. CESS offers students numerous opportunities in and outside of school and Carol hopes to continue to increase student awareness and involvement on campus. Outside of CESS, Carol has been involved in a number of student leadership positions and in her spare time she likes to hang out with friends and family.

 
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ALEXANDRA IVANOVA, VP COMMUNICATIONS

Alexandra is currently a third year Chemical Engineering Student with Petroleum minor. She is spending her spring and summer semesters working on an iGEM research project. Alex is the first one to bridge the communication gap between the society and the student body/professors. She is passionate about meeting new people and helping them enhance their university experience through involvement with CESS. Her main goal for the year is to build a stronger alumni network through LinkedIn and to make good use of the new D2L page and the social media.

Alex's biggest passion at the moment is social dancing - salsa and kizumba being her favorites. She also enjoys cooking and baking, as well as spending quality time with her family and friends.

 
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JENNIFER PRYSTUPA, VP ACADEMIC

Jennifer is currently entering her fourth year in chemical engineering and has just completed a 16-month internship at TransCanada as a Corrosion Prevention Engineering Intern. This is her second year with CESS and she is exited to promote student feedback and provide students with networking experience. She is an outgoing individual who enjoys travelling, playing soccer, and spending time with friends!

 
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ASHLEY WONG, VP EVENTS

Ashley is currently a third year chemical engineering student who plans to go on internship next year. As VP Events this year she hopes to engage more chemical/oil and gas engineering students to participate in all CESS events, whether it be in a social or academic setting. In the U of C community, Ashley is also involved in the Technology, Engineering, Science and Leadership Activities (TESLA) group and is a peer mentor. Outside of school she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, playing hockey, skiing and being outdoors.

 
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SASHA MISHCHENKO, VP FINANCE

Sasha is a third year Chemical and Petroleum Engineering student. She joined CESS in order to promote the different resources available to students and increase student engagement with industry professionals.  Outside of school Sasha works as a sailing instructor at the Glenmore Reservoir. She is very passionate about the sport and competed in 2017 Canadian Games in Gimli, Manitoba. It has been a long time goal for Sasha to provide accessible educational opportunities for children and was therefore a natural step for her to begin teaching piano. Beyond work and schooling Sasha strives to spend as much time outdoors as possible, be it hiking, skiing or snowshoeing. 

 
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SHELIZA KASSAM, VP INTERNAL

Sheliza is a third year Chemical Engineering Student at the University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering and recognized as a GE National Scholar. In school, Sheliza sits on the University of Calgary Engineering Endowment Board which provides funds to the Schulich School of Engineering to maintain and improve equipment and tools for undergraduate labs through her role as VP Internal for the Chemical Engineering Students’ Society. Recently, she attended the 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Quebec City where she learned about process safety and utilizing our energy resources.

 
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JEANIE AU, VP EXTERNAL

Jeanie is currently in her fourth and final year of studies in Chemical Engineering specializing in Energy and Environment at the University of Calgary. She has recently completed her internship with NOVA Chemicals as a petrochemicals engineering intern where she was highly involved in projects related to improving the efficiency, environmental safety impacts of ethylene production. Aside from work, she has always been passionate about enhancing the student experience in engineering. In the past she has served as the External Commissioner of CESS, and the President of EEESA. She is currently also the VP Marketing of EEESA. As VP External for CESS this year, she hopes to provide new and exciting opportunities for students to enhance their professional development and learning experience through industry tours, technical talks, and international conferences.