ILead Student-Staff

Katie Dritsas

Leadership Lab Facilitator | katie.dritsas@mail.utoronto.ca

dsc_7685 Katie is entering her final year of Chemical Engineering. She is passionate about sustainability and environmental impact along with leadership. Katie has been heavily involved in all three Chemical Engineering leadership groups (ALChemE, Chem Club, and CSChE) and is looking forward to working with the ILead team this semester. Through her involvement, she strives to inspire students to develop confidence and self-awareness through practical leadership. Katie also loves coaching and mentoring youth which she has demonstrated through her involvement with EWB as a co-chair for the Social Change and Youth Leadership Conference and a Head Residence Advisor for the Girls Leadership in Engineering Experience

Kareem El-Baradie

Leadership Lab Facilitator | kareem.el.baradie@mail.utoronto.ca

wubear-4Kareem is a fourth year Chemical Engineering student. He is also Senior VP of Operations of the nonprofit organization Nspire. Kareem constantly seeks opportunities to further his personal development. He has done so by regularly engaging in case competitions, participating in The Game by ILead, and through chasing his dream of becoming an entrepreneur by completing an internship at a startup within U of T’s Impact Centre. Kareem’s entrepreneurial dream stems from his core values of empathy and resilience as he hopes to make a significant and positive change in the world.

Deborah Raji

Leadership Lab Facilitator | deborah.raji@mail.utoronto.ca

wubear-39Deborah is a third year Engineering Science student in the Robotics Option. Her enthusiasm for coding led her to found the student initiative Project Include, which aims to provide coding lessons for students in low income communities. She loves creating new projects with design thinking, acapella singing, and long walks on the beach.

Namya Syal

Communications Assistant | namya.syal@mail.utoronto.ca

wubear-37Namya is a second year Chemical Engineering student and Communications Assistant for ILead. She helps out with portraying the spirit of ILead by writing articles and speaking to individuals in the community about their views on leadership. She’s involved in several other communications ventures at Skule, and is currently working on making a movie about Skule’s history. Between studying and working on her extra-curricular activities, she enjoys trying out the wonderful selection of food Toronto has to offer

Jeremy Wang

Leadership Lab Facilitator | jer.wang@mail.utoronto.ca

wubear-1Jeremy is an aerospace tech innovator and entrepreneur who views leadership skills as mission-critical to the engineering profession. As Executive Director of UTAT, Jeremy supports the technical and leadership effectiveness of 85 students designing drones, rockets, and satellites, outreach initiatives, and leads a $16M global sponsorship portfolio. Jeremy is also the Director of Technology for Canada’s fastest growing drone service-tech-education start-up, The Sky Guys, has served as a concept development advisor to DRDC/DND since 2014, designed rocket nozzles for the German space agency, published 9 papers on rocket propulsion and space policy, and credits his unstoppable vigor to a supportive community and learn-to-lead mindset. He is a fourth-year BASc Engineering Science candidate, and was selected as one of Canada’s “The Next 36” in 2016.

Alan Yusheng Wu

Photographer | yusheng.wu@mail.utoronto.ca

AlanAlan provides professional photography services for ILead staff and events. He studied Engineering Science, and started working with ILead during his final year. Currently Alan is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. His research interests lie in wearable computing, data visualization, physical activity promotion, and fall prevention for seniors.