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.
WWEST Manager - Danniele Livengood
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 Communications Coordinator - Jenna Anderson
Jenna Anderson is a Communications Coordinator at Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology. She focuses on coordinating the communication and promotion for Creating Connections 5.0, as well as generating original content for the WWEST blog. Jenna is currently a communication student at Simon Fraser University.
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 Data Analyst – Albee Hong
Albee Hong is a Data Analyst at Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology. She focuses on analyzing the gender distribution trends in BC University STEM programs, looking for information to inform WWEST's plans to support the recruitment and retention of women in STEM programs. Albee is currently majoring in Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University.
WWEST Communications Coordinator – Natalie Lim
Natalie Lim 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. Natalie is a third-year communication student at Simon Fraser University, an avid cat lover, and prefers to express herself in 140 characters or less.
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 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.
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|Aaqib Khorasi||Software Developer||September - December 2016|
|Jack Anderson||Software Developer||July - September 2016|
|Ginny Van Pelt||Partners Liason||April - August 2016|
|Sarah Ngo||Communcations Coordinator||February - August 2016|
|Diana Koval||Analysis of Women in STEM Statistics BC
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|Vani Choubey||Computing Careers White Paper
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|Rohit Ranjan||Techical Literacy Survey Development||February - April 2016|