THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chair

Grace Ly

Grace is currently a third-year Biological Engineering Student at the University of Guelph. She has been to several National and Provincial conferences and is excited to run an internal conference here at the School of Engineering. She has a great passion for helping others succeed, whether it’s volunteering or teaching others new skills. She was on the Organizing Committee for the Ontario Engineering Competition and is also involved in Guelph’s Engineering Society. Planning PDC, she hopes to help students learn the skills to get their foot in the door and build their networks.  Outside of school, you can find her watching food videos or jamming it out in the dance studio.  

EngSoc President

Daniel Igra

Daniel is currently in his 4th year of Mechanical Engineering and has completed co-op work terms in this field. Daniel has been a competition lead for both Guelph and Ontario Engineering Competitions. He is also the current 4th Year Mechanical Engineering Representative as well as the President Elect for Guelph’s Engineering Society. He looks forward to seeing a successful Professional Development Conference. In his free time, you can find Daniel designing patches are listening to those fancy vinyl records. 

EngSoc VP Operations

Kristen Cimolai

Kristen is in her 3rd year of Biomedical Engineering, and she is also minoring in Neuroscience. She is happy to be a part of the PDC Committee again this semester with her new role as EngSoc’s VP of Operations. Over the last couple of months, she has attended some other conferences as a delegate (PEO-SC and ESSCO-PM), but she is excited to be overseeing the planning of PDC!
In her free time, she likes to paint, bake, and take care of her guinea pig!

VP Finance

Charlotte Reich

Charlotte is in her 3rd year of Biomedical Engineering in the Co-op stream. This is her fist year on the PDC committee and will be aiding with finances this year. Charlotte also enjoys getting involved in other engineering clubs, spending time with friends, embroidery, and will never turn down a challenging sudoku.

VP Logistics

Vanessa Cristini

Vanessa is currently in her 5th year of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Guelph. She has served as Arts Officer on the Guelph Engineering Society for the past 2 years and will be taking on the role of Merchandise Coordinator next semester. She is also your Vice President of Logistics on the PDC executive committee! She has attended PDC in previous years and is excited to be part of the team that gets to organize another fantastic (virtual) conference. On her free time, she likes baking slightly above average cupcakes and getting her heart broken by the leafs.

Website/Graphic Design

Jon Ervy Torculas

Jon is in his 3rd year of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Guelph. He has been a Graphic Designer at the M&T Graphics Factory for a semester and has looked to applying his graphic design fundamentals to web design. He is eager to put his web design skills and experience to use in order to help the Professional Development Conference team! When he’s got nothing better to do such as updating this website, he’s usually just playing a video game or listening to music while napping. 

VP Marketing

Qianying Mao

Qianying (or Alice!) is a third year Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Guelph. She has been a multiple time participant, as well as a volunteer for the Ontario Engineering Competition, and has been a speaker in conferences in China. She believes Professional Development is an important cornerstone in student’s lives as they begin the challenge of finding their perfect career and hopes to make a real difference through this year’s PDC. When she’s got time off, you can most often find her sketching or reading.

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