MEET THE 23/24 EXECUTIVE TEAM
Kamran is currently in his fourth year of Honours Life Sciences and is excited for the promising year ahead. Having started his LSS journey as a third-year representative, he is now thrilled to lead a dynamic executive team as Co-President. Beyond his academic pursuits, Kamran channels his interests into building cars on his YouTube Channel, working out at the gym, and volunteering with youth groups. His overarching goal is to facilitate increased student participation within the McMaster community. If you have any questions or thoughts to share, please don't hesitate to get in touch – Kamran is more than happy to connect with you!
Amaani is in her fourth year of Honours Life Sciences and is super excited to be returning as Co-President this year!! She started with the LSS in her second year as VP Communications, and is so pumped to lead another strong and dedicated team of execs! In her free time, she loves travelling, riding, baking, and meeting new people :) She can’t wait for one last year with the LSS and for all of the wonderful events planned <3!
Megan is in her third year in Honours PNB, and she is so excited for the upcoming year! This is her first year with LSS, and she can’t wait to get to know everyone. When Megan isn’t busy with school work, she loves playing guitar, reading, and tending to her (many) plants. She looks forward to connecting with other life science students, so don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions :)
Anika Kina Kudaka
Anika is in her third year of Honours Life Sciences (Co-op), is minoring in Business, and is thrilled to be your VP of Communications for another year! Outside of her studies, Anika loves powerlifting and playing sports like basketball and volleyball. If you’re curious about co-op in the Life Sciences program, minoring in Business as a Life Sciences student, or about our LSS blog posts and content, please reach out! :)
Danielle is in her fourth year of Honours Life Sciences and is excited to be the VP of Marketing this year! When Danielle isn’t busy with schoolwork, she loves to cook and bake during her free time. She plans on keeping the McMaster community up to date on all the fun activities the LSS has planned for this year. If you have any questions regarding the content published on any of the LSS platforms or need school advice, feel free to reach out to Danielle, she’s always happy to hear from everyone at McMaster!
Aisha is in her fourth year of the Honours Life Sciences program and is thrilled to be VP Academic this year! In her free time, she loves travelling, reading, going to the gym, and meeting new people. She looks forward to meeting you all at the exciting events we have planned for this year. These events not only aim to foster academic achievement but also provide a platform to connect with others in the program. If you have any questions about the Life Sciences program or LSS events, feel free to reach out to her!
Ahmad is in his fourth year of the Honours Life Sciences program. He is super excited to be back on LSS as the VP Academic! In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, working out, and watching movies. He is looking forward to meeting everyone at all the fantastic LSS events this year. Feel free to reach out to him at any time if you have any questions!
Lauren is in her fourth and final year of Honours Life Sciences, and is very excited to be joining the social time for a second year! When she is not on campus, Lauren loves going to the gym, spending time with her animals, or to the beach with friends! She is looking forward to planning some awesome social events for the life sci community this year. Feel free to reach out to her at any time, as she is always looking to meet new people! :)
Bianca is in her third year of Honours Life Science - Sensory Motor Systems and is looking forward to returning to the LSS for the 2023-2024 school year! Bianca will be one of the VP Socials this year and is excited to plan and meet you all at our amazing social events. When she isn’t studying, Bianca loves to spend time with family and friends to destress. Feel free to reach out to her if you have any questions or ideas for this upcoming year!
Annaba is in her third year of the Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour Program, and is beyond excited to be the VP Finance again for this year. She is stoked to plan fun socials and events with the rest of the LSS team for all life science students to enjoy. In her free time, you can find her hanging out with friends, watching shows, and trying out new baking recipes. She would love to connect with all of you, so please do not hesitate to reach out to her to discuss anything LSS/McMaster related!
Asha is currently in her fourth year of Honours Life science. This will be her second year of VP Fundraiser on the LSS, and she is so excited to bring another year of fun and innovative fundraising events! In her spare time, Asha likes to hike, cook, read, and spend time with friends. If you have any questions about the LSS, her executive position, or her program, do not hesitate to reach out!
Academic Outreach Coordinator
Devron is in his second year of Honours Life Sciences. He is excited about being the academic outreach coordinator because this gives him the opportunity to help to support his fellow life science students. In his spare time Devron loves to cook and binge watch medical dramas.
Academic Logistics Coordinator
Yara is in her fourth year of Honours Life Sciences program and is excited to be the Academic Logistics Coordinator for the 2023-2024 school year. In her spare time, she loves reading books, painting, and going on nature walks. One thing she is excited about is running fun and exciting events for LSS this year! She looks forward to meeting everyone and is always available if you have any questions about the Life Sciences program or school in general! :)
Social Outreach Coordinator
Cole is in his second year of Honours PNB and can’t wait to be your Social Outreach Coordinator for this year! He’s especially looking forward to organizing amazing events for the Life Science community to enjoy. In his free time, Cole loves reading, listening to music, cooking, and hanging out with his friends. Feel free to reach out to him if you have questions about the LSS, fun ideas for events, or just want to say hi!
Social Logistics Coordinator
Rachel is in her third year of Honours Life Sciences and is grateful for the opportunity to be the Social Logistics Coordinator for this year. After avidly attending events and getting to know the LSS team during her time at McMaster, Rachel is ecstatic to work with the socials team to help incoming students feel just as welcomed! While she cherishes the knowledge gained from her courses, outside of academics, she has an overwhelming interest in serving marginalized communities through volunteering. She does this while fueling her interests in strength training, graphic design, photography, and all things adventurous. Rachel is more than happy to connect with you if you have any questions about the program, the LSS, or adapting as an international student!
Peer Mentorship Coordinator
Anushka is currently in her fourth year of Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, and is beyond excited to be returning as a member of the LSS this year!! Having started as a first-year representative in her first year and then having been a part of the Socials team for the last two years, she is thrilled to be a peer mentorship coordinator this year and help upper year students connect with newer students!! In her free time, you can find her working through her ever-growing list of shows, movies, and books. She is super excited to meet you all this year, and is always open to have people reach out and chat!!
Peer Mentorship Coordinator
Mahek is a fourth-year Honours Life Sciences student excited to join the LSS Executive team as a peer mentorship coordinator. She aims to build strong relationships between upper-year mentors and first-year mentees while making some new friends along the way! In her free time, Mahek enjoys painting, watching movies, and spending time with friends. If you have any questions about her program or executive position, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Origins of Disease Representative
Elizabeth is in her third year of Honours Life Science Origins of Disease and is looking forward to returning as the OOD rep! Besides planning super fun events for the faculty, she loves reading, going to the gym, and spending time with friends. With a bunch of brand new ideas and goals for connecting to OOD, Elizabeth can’t wait to return to the LSS! She looks forward to meeting everyone this year and is always available to lend an ear and chat!
Sensory Motor Systems Representative
Mikayla is in her fourth, and final year of Honours Sensory Motor System. She is excited to be the Sensory Motor System Representative again this year! Her goals are to create more of a community within SMS, as well as host events, and be a resource for everyone in the program. A little about Mikayla is that she is a Mac Exchange mentor/ambassador, loves being outside moving her body like hiking, climbing, you name it. Follow @maclifescisms for updates!!
Katey is in her third year of Honours Life Sciences and is beyond excited to be one of the graphic designers for the LSS this year. Her goal is to design appealing graphics that effectively communicate LSS events and opportunities to the McMaster student community. When Katey isn’t busy with her role, she enjoys listening to music and reading. Don’t hesitate to reach out to her if you have any questions regarding LSS graphics, new ideas, or just looking for a great conversation! She looks forward to meeting new people!
Rachel is in her third year of Honours Life Sciences, and cannot wait to be part of the LSS as one of the graphic designers this year. Through her graphics, she is excited to deliver all the LSS news and upcoming events to the rest of the students at McMaster. Outside her studies, she loves listening to music 24/7 and reading up on all her interests. You can reach out to her any time this year for any school-related advice, or spark up a conversation with her :)
Talk Show Host
Breanna is currently in her third year of Honours Life Sciences (Co-op) and is beyond excited to be one of your talk show hosts this year!! Alongside her wonderful co-host, Puja Gajjar, Breanna is ecstatic to help amplify the voice of Life Science students and answer the questions we've all been asking. Similar to "Where's Waldo?" Breanna can be spotted at various places on campus- keep an eye out for her neon orange backpack. In her spare time, Breanna enjoys sleeping over everything. However she also enjoys watching anime and painting when she's caught up on sleep. As the other half of talk show hosts, Breanna aims to curate an inclusive and welcoming community that truly delivers the essence of what it means to be a Life Science student. If spotted on campus, do not hesitate to approach her! Breanna loves connecting with other students :) She would love to hear your ideas for a talk show episode, discuss all things Life Science and just chat about anything that interests you! Overjoyed to be one of your talk show hosts, Breanna cannot wait to meet and connect with you all! :)
Talk Show Host
Puja is entering her second year of Honours Life Sciences! She is so excited to be a Talk Show Host for the LSS this upcoming school year! Working with her Co-Host, she is eager to bring adventure and fun to the Life Science student body! You can find her on campus with her iconic pink water bottle, and enjoying the amenities at Pulse! Outside of school, Puja enjoys hiking and origami! As the Talk Show Host, Puja wants to ensure that students have a safe and welcoming platform to voice their thoughts, and enjoy the Life Science lifestyle :) Please feel free to reach out to her if you have any episode ideas, questions or just want to chat! Puja cannot wait to get to know you all!
Daniel is entering his second year of Honours Medical & Biological Physics and is pumped to work with the LSS once again, this year as their cinematographer. He is excited to create content to inform and entertain the many life science students here at McMaster. In his free time, you will always catch Daniel listening to music, exploring campus or walking around town. Feel free to reach out to him with any inquiries, ideas for videos, or just to chat! He’s looking forward to having a great year at McMaster with you all!