Meet your 2019 exec

All Committee members are current students at the University of Canterbury and volunteer their time to run the UC PGSA.
 
The Committee is voted in by majority vote during October each year. New members are welcome at any stage throughout the year by email request.

 
 
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Anne wekesa (doctorate)
president

                                     
Department: Forestry

Where from: Kenya                          
Favourite place to visit: Israel       

Favourite Food: Ugali              


ADIL BILAL (Doctorate)
treasurer

                                     
Department: Business                        

Where from: Pakistan                           
                   

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annabella thomas (masters)
secretary

Age: 22
Department: Biological Sciences (Cellular and Molecular)

Where from: Nelson, New Zealand
Favourite place to visit: Tata Beach, Golden Bay

Favourite Food: Fries ๐ŸŸ


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maryam shojaei (doctorate)
advocacy

               
Department: Chemical and Process Engineering     

Where from: Isfahan, Iran
Favourite place to visit: China

Favourite Food: Iranian
                               


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Vishvenrda (Jay) Bhanu (doctorate)
social events manager

Age: 26
Department: Civil and Natural Resource Engineering

Where from: Rhotak, India
Favourite place to visit: The Himalayas    

Favourite Food: Authentic Italian pizza! ๐Ÿ•                   



Oindrila Bhattacharya (Doctorate)
academic Events manager

           
Department: Psychology          


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Nerissa octavio (masters)
Communications Manager

                         
Department: Business information systems                      

Where from: Philippines / Malaysia
Favourite place to visit: Hua Hin, Thailand        

Favourite Food: any lamb dish ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜†                    


Samuel Martin Treceno (doctorate)
International Students Coordinator

Age:                                    
Department: Chemical and Process Engineering Department

Where from: Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain)                       
Favourite place to visit: This planet is my favorite so far       

Favourite Food: Everything that I havenโ€™t participated in the making                    

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Duttatrey Nath Srivastava (doctorate)
General Executive

Age: 26                                
Department: Mathematics

Where from: Gorakhpur, India
         


Amrita Namasivayam (Doctorate)
general executive

                          
Department: Health Sciences

Where from: Sri Lanka / Singapore
Favourite place to visit: Spain and Thailand

Favourite Food: Mexican and anything with dark chocolate ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿซ                    

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PRASHAD BEMMULLA (MBA)
GENERAL EXECUTIVE

Department: Business

Where from: Colombo, Sri Lanka


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ZAHRA EMAMZADEH (Doctorate)
GENERAL EXECUTIVE

Department: Media and Communications

Where from: Tehran


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THOMAS WALLACE (Masters)
GENERAL EXECUTIVE

Age: 23 1/3

Department: Civil Engineering

Where from: Nelson, New Zealand
Favourite place to visit: Marlborough Sounds

Favourite Food: Keriโ€™s apple, orange and mango fruit drink (alternatively, pasta bake) ๐Ÿฅค


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hendrik Engelbrecht (doctorate)
general executive

Age: 27

Department: Human Interface Technology (HIT) Lab

Where from: Emdem, Germany
Favourite place to visit: India

Favourite Food: All and any Japanese food ๐Ÿฃ


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arjun kataria (PGDip)
general executive

Age: 27

Department: Business Information Systems

Where from: Dehra Dun, India
Favourite place to visit: Rajasthan, India

Favourite Food: Anything Italian ๐Ÿ•