Lee Ling Yang, Director, IWIS

Lee Ling is a Research Technician in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She has contributed to SCWIST through grant writing, social media marketing, blogging and event coordination. She was previously the Director of Communication and Event Liaison for the Student Biotechnology Network. Lee Ling received her Master and Bachelor (Honours) degree in […]

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Vladimirka Pereula, Director, Events

Vladimirka Pereula is a Project Coordinator at UBC. She has more than 15 years experience working in  Manuafacturing , Software Development and Education Sectors as a Mechanical Engineer, Database Developer, Project  Manager. More than 10 years Vladimirka is also volunteering on organizing  and helping  to execute events and to update and organize databases at Project […]

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Jazz Bamra, 2011-2012 Director, Fundraising

Jazz holds a B.Sc. in cell and molecular biology and biochemistry. She has attended numerous networking events, gaining valuable contacts that will assist her with her educational and career goals. She has also gained numerous contacts that she keeps in touch with on a regular basis. Due to her strong background in communication/interpersonal skills she […]

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Kristen Hodge, Treasurer

Kristen Hodge, CA, is a currently a Senior Associate in the Deals –Transaction Services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Vancouver. She assists corporate and private equity clients with financial due diligence investigations in M&A transactions. Kristen holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Victoria. She has been a member of the Canadian Institute of […]

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Melissa Montoril, Secretary

Melissa Montoril is the Administrative Coordinator of Eagle Bay Financial Services Ltd., a financial advisory company specialized to assist First Nation’s organizations with tax exemption and investment management. With a bachelor degree in Law from her home country Brazil, she has more than 10 years of experience in the administrative, financial,  legal and human resources […]

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Naomi Fast, 2011-2012 VP Programs

Naomi is an Assistant Professor in the Botany Department at the University of British Columbia, where she is also a member of the Biodiversity Research Centre and the Centre for Microbial Diversity and Evolution. Her research focuses on cellular evolution, understanding what effects genome reduction has had on the complex cellular machinery of unicellular eukaryotes. […]

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Fariba Pacheleh, President & Director, Strategic Development

Fariba is a seasoned IT professional with more than 20 years’ experience in various facets of Information Systems and Projects. She holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering, is PMP certified and has completed the MSAT (Management Skills in Advanced Technology) program at Simon Fraser University (2003).  She is currently completing her Executive education […]

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