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Officers for Summer 2023 Term


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President - Justin Yan

Start Date - 29 Apr 2023

Discord Nickname: Justin Y

Discord Username: justhelizard

Favourite Courses - CMPT 363 | CMPT 354

Languages of Choice - Python | C++

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-president-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Justin is a 4th year Computing Science and Linguistics Joint Major who sweated a little bit too hard on his courses last year but ended up having it pay off in good grades and a well-deserved break to go on co-op in the Spring semester. You may see him often at CSSS and non-CSSS events due to the nature of him tending to stay long hours on campus every day. He identifies as an Arts & Social Sciences Student due to the Linguistics side of his major and his minor in Cognitive Science too. He also lives a mere 15 minute drive or bus ride away from the Burnaby campus. If you ever run into him on campus, you might catch him trying to commit another session of CSIL isolation to push his mental limits to get the copious amounts of work done that he is required to.


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Vice-President - Valerie Kistrina

Start Date - 01 May 2023

Discord Nickname: valerie (int val 👾)

Discord Username: intval

Favourite Courses - CMPT295 | CMPT300

Languages of Choice - C | Python

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-vp-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Valerie is a fourth year CS major and Stats minor student. She previously served as the (first!) Director of Educational Events and had so much fun that she is back to serve as VP this term! She loves sending e-mails with lots of color and emojis so keep an eye on your inbox for those! 😆💌 If have any questions, concerns or just want to discuss anything at all, feel free to send her a message or say hi if you see her around! 👋


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Treasurer - Gabriel Stang

Start Date - 01 May 2023

Discord Nickname: Gabe (geb)

Discord Username: gebdev

Favourite Courses - CMPT 379 | CMPT 295

Languages of Choice - C | Rust?

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-treasurer-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Gabe is a 4th year computing science student who currently resides inside the matrix. He likes working on way too many world changing projects at the same time & is the current president of the game dev club. Has a... 'complicated' relationship with Rust.


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Director of Resources - Sean Chan

Start Date - 01 May 2023

Discord Nickname: josh (sean)

Discord Username: derpywashere

Favourite Courses - CMPT 300 | MATH 340

Languages of Choice - C | Rust

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-dor-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Sean is a third year Computing Science major and will someday pick up an additional Math major. He can always be spotted with a latte in hand while tending to the vending machines. Feel free to approach him for anything resource-y. (pls open csil)


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Director of Events - Patrick Peake

Start Date - 01 May 2023

Discord Nickname: Patrick

Discord Username: .quicksilver.

Favourite Courses - CMPT 225 | MACM 201

Languages of Choice - C | C++

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-doe-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Patrick is a 3rd year Computing Science Major. He's active on the CSSS discord so feel free to reach out if you have any questions. When not on campus he can be found watching Netflix, hiking, or driving.


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Director of Education Events - Micah Baker

Start Date - 01 May 2023

Discord Nickname: Micah

Discord Username: micahdb

Favourite Courses - CMPT 225 | CMPT 295

Languages of Choice - C | X86

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-doee-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Hello! My name is Micah, and I'm passionate about all things in CS. I'm particularly interested in theoretical computing science, and am pursuing a minor in Mathematics.


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Assistant Director of Events - Arya Faghihy

Start Date - 01 May 2023

Discord Nickname: Arya

Discord Username: the.main.man

Favourite Courses - CMPT 225 | CMPT 295

Languages of Choice - C | C++

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-adoe-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Hi there!
I'm Arya, I love CS and Math :)
I enjoy watching cartoons, drinking (too much) coffee and hiking while listening to insanely loud music.
I'm also the president of the Developers & Systems (DNS) Club.
I check Discord quite often so feel free to reach out to me and definitely say hi to me if you see me in an event!


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Director of Communications - Isabelle Kwan

Start Date - 01 May 2023

Discord Nickname: Isabelle 🥝

Discord Username: kiwi.slice

Favourite Courses - CMPT 120 | MACM 101

Languages of Choice - Python | C++

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-doc-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Isabelle is a 2nd year computing science student who loves dance, video games, and making new friends! She spends most her time at school helping others with their assignments while being confused about her own. If you ever see her on campus, give her a wave! She would love to get you as a feature in her newest video :)).


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Director of Multi-media - Yolanda Lam

Start Date - 01 May 2023

Discord Nickname: 🤝 yolanda

Discord Username: smol_lamb

Favourite Courses - CMPT 120 | LING 309W

Languages of Choice - Python | N/A

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-domm-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Yolanda is a second-year student who might be an imposter from Linguistics. She put her CSSS honorary membership to good use and became an E@L in Spring 2022, and is now the Director of Multi-Media. Not to brag, but she is also the VP of the Linguistics Student Union. If you ever see her on campus, be careful not to trip over her!


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Director of Archives - Dina Zeng

Start Date - 01 May 2023

Discord Nickname: dina !

Discord Username: dee.nah

Favourite Courses - CMPT 295 | MACM 201

Languages of Choice - Java | C++

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-doa-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Dina is a third-year Software Systems student who got lost on her way to campus and somehow ended up at the CSSS. Recently, Dina has developed a crippling gaming addiction. However, none of her friends approve of her choice of games, namely, League of Legends and Valorant. If you ever need to find Dina for any reason, follow the "POYO!" echoing down the hallways. Poyo.


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Executive at Large 1 - Jake Choi

Start Date - 19 May 2023

Discord Nickname: Jake Choi 🦖

Discord Username: sshmurk

Favourite Courses - CMPT 125 | STAT 270

Languages of Choice - C | Processing

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-eal-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Jake is a 2nd year Computing Science student who plans to minor in Statistics. When he isn’t struggling with basic programming problems, he enjoys creating hip-hop beats using Garageband/FL Studio, or sharing his extensive knowledge of dinosaurs to others. On most days, he stays in the common room until late at night to study. Jake is open to meeting new people, so feel free to say hi!


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Executive at Large 2 - Joyce Zhang

Start Date - 19 May 2023

Discord Nickname: Joyce (Ambelz)

Discord Username: ambedel

Favourite Courses - Tekx101 | Cmpt125

Languages of Choice - Java | C

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-eal-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Joyce is currently a second-year CS majorserving her third term as E@L. She can often be found vibing in the CS common room, searching for an outlet in the corners of the SFU Library or attempting to befriend our racoon overlords :)


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Co-Frosh Week Chair - Isabelle Kwan

Start Date - 27 Mar 2023

Discord Nickname: Isabelle 🥝

Discord Username: kiwi.slice

Favourite Courses - CMPT 120 | MACM 101

Languages of Choice - Python | C++

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-froshchair@sfu.ca

Bio -

Isabelle is a 2nd year computing science student who loves dance, video games, and making new friends! She spends most her time at school helping others with their assignments while being confused about her own. If you ever see her on campus, give her a wave! She would love to get you as a feature in her newest video :)).


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Co-Frosh Week Chair - Micah Baker

Start Date - 27 Mar 2023

Discord Nickname: Micah

Discord Username: micahdb

Favourite Courses - CMPT 225 | CMPT 295

Languages of Choice - C | go

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-froshchair@sfu.ca

Bio -

Hi there! My name is Micah, and I'm super passionate about all things in CS.


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Systems Administrator - Jace Manshadi

Start Date - 01 May 2023

Discord Nickname: on app.element.io as modern_neo

Discord Username: modernneo

Favourite Courses - CMPT 433 | CMPT 471

Languages of Choice - C++ | Assembly

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-sysadmin@sfu.ca

Bio -

just here to have fun with python and jenkins.

Also reachable at app.element.io