Program Manager

WWEST Manager - Danniele Livengood

Danniele Livengood (@livengood) is the Manager of Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology. Danniele also serves on the board of directors for the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST), a non-profit organization which delivers programming to promote, encourage and empower women and girls in science, engineering and technology. Her educational background is in Chemistry and Environmental Science, with particular interest in sustainable innovations which support a circular economy.

Current Staff

WWEST Software Developer - Zavier Aguila

Zavier Aguila is a Computer Engineering student at Simon Fraser University and is currently a Software Developer at Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology. Also the Director of Diversity for the Engineering Science Student Society, he hopes his work with WWEST will foster and promote a diverse and inclusive environment in the STEM fields. Often found in kitchen cooking up a storm, he is also an avid fan and ex-participant of theatre and is currently learning how to figure skate by repeatedly falling.

WWEST Software Developer - Ardalan Benam

Ardalan is a computer scientist who has recently received his Masters degree in Computer Science at Simon Fraser University. His main area of research is 3D, 2D, and medical image processing. He received the Albert Kingman Young Investigator award at the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology for his research in dermoscopy image processing. Ardalan is a nature enthusiast and that is where he spends most of his free time.

WWEST Software Developer - Aaron Cheung

Aaron Cheung is a Software Developer at Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology, currently working on an app for manipulating audio files. Aaron is a third-year computing science student at Simon Fraser University. In his spare time he likes to eat delicious food, play with his dog, and work on developing his hobby project games.

Social Psychology Survey Development - Odilia Dys-Steenbergen

Odilia works as a research consultant at Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology. Her focus is research design, survey and method development, and data analysis. Odilia is a PhD student in social psychology at Simon Fraser University. Her main research interests are positive intergroup relations, poverty reduction and gender equality.

WWEST Assistant Coordinator - Vanessa Reich-Shackelford

Vanessa Reich-Shackelford is the Assistant Coordinator at Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology. Vanessa is the main point of contact for the WWEST Partners Program and also assists in various capacities with the many fun projects WWEST has in the works. She is currently pursuing a post-baccalaureate in Communication at Simon Fraser University, co-hosts/produces a podcast on "the X-Files" (her favourite character is, of course, Dana Scully), and has 2 cats and a dog that she is crazy about.

WWEST Communications Coordinator - Alicen Ricard

Alicen Ricard is a Communications Coordinator at Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology. She runs the WWEST social media accounts, generates original content for the WWEST blog, and produces WWEST’s biweekly newsletter. In her spare time she watches far too much television and then cosplays the characters.

WWEST Software Developer - Jaime Vargas

Jaime recently obtained his Masters of Science in Computing Science from SFU, where he conducted research on Computer Graphics and Machine Learning at the Graphics and Vision Lab under the supervision of Prof. Hao Zhang. As a developer, his main areas of interest are interactive media, computer graphics, and visualization techniques. Jaime is a choir nerd, in his free time he sings with the SFU Chamber Choir, and with Vandeca Voices.

WWEST Software Developer - Tim Woinoski

Tim is a 3rd year engineering student at SFU, but has no idea what kind of engineering student yet. He likes to break devices and technology down and learn how they work, which is why he likes engineering. When he is not working with WWEST, he swims for the SFU swim team which competes in the NCAA D2. On the weekends he enjoys hiking, camping, or biking when it's not raining; in the winter he also likes to ski.

Past Staff

Natalie Lim Communications Coordinator
September 2016 - April 2017
Jenna Anderson Communications Coordinator
February 2016 - May 2017
Albee Hong
Data Analyst February 2016 - May 2017
Daphne Chong
Software Developer September - December 2016
Aaqib Khorasi Software Developer September - December 2016
Jack Anderson Software Developer July - September 2016
Ginny Van Pelt Partners Liason April - August 2016
Sarah Ngo Communications Coordinator February - August 2016
Diana Koval Analysis of Women in STEM Statistics BC
February - April 2016
Vani Choubey Computing Careers White Paper
February - April 2016
Rohit Ranjan Techical Literacy Survey Development February - April 2016