2018 Committee

Dedicated to running great events and helping our members along the way.

Co – Presidents

Mildred Wong

Mildred Wong

Co-president

Year: 4
Degree: Engineering / Commerce
Which song lyric describes you best?: “Just dance!
Gonna be okay
Dada doo doot-n
Just dance!”
Something more people should know about the university?: ” It’s hard to make friends in lectures, so join a club…maybe even MCC!”

Spencer Voorend

Spencer Voorend

Co-president

Year: 4
Degree: Commerce (Eco) / Science (CompSci, Stats)
Which song lyric describes you best?: “I ain’t here for a long time, I’m here for a good time” – George Strait
What is a book more people should read?: Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

The Event Teams

Internal Case Competitions: Deloitte Open Case, First Years Competition, Postgraduate Case Competition
Noel D'Souza

Noel D'Souza

Internal Case Competitions - Lead

Year: 3
Degree: Engineering / Commerce
Something more people should know about the university?: “If you see my face on a wall at uni (won’t disclosing the location), contact me for a free selfie. Currently signing before I blow up and become an internet phenom.”
What is a book more people should read?: Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Khorshed Tarapore

Khorshed Tarapore

Internal Case Competition - Manager

Year: 2

Degree: Science / Commerce

What is a book more people should read?: Silver linings playbook best book ever

Who is one of your role models and why?: “My role model is Tyra Banks, this may sound childish but I have always loved her since I started watching her on America’s next top model. She revoluntised the modelling agency and came into the business world with a bang.”

Madeleine Tilley

Madeleine Tilley

Internal Case Competitions - Manager

MYOB IT Challenge: Regional Auckland IT Challenge, National IT Challenge
Hayden Jeune

Hayden Jeune

MYOB IT Challenge - Lead

Year: 3
Degree: Engineering / Commerce
Something more people should know about the university?: “Coffix on Symonds St sells proper coffee for $2.50!”
Who is one of your role models and why?: Spencer Voorend for his on the spot guidance

Jade Beckmann

Jade Beckmann

MYOB IT Challenge - Manager

Year: 2
Degree: Commerce (Marketing, Finance) / Science (Computer Science)
Which song lyric describes you best?: “Blessed is this life and I’m gonna celebrate being alive.” Ha ha I’m so cheesy but I think it’s cute
Something more people should know about the university?: “there is a really cool security guard who comes around and says goodnight to you if you study at the library late enough”

Technical Events: Beca Engineering and Data Science Competitions.
James Shore

James Shore

Technical Events - Lead

Year: 3
Degree: Engineering / Commerce
Which song lyric describes you best?: “I only love my bed and my momma” – Drake
What is a book more people should read?: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

Kendall Wu

Kendall Wu

Technical Events - Manager

Year: 3
Degree: Commerce (Economics, Finance) / Engineering (Civil)
Something more people should know about the university?: The hot water in the engineering building is always broken and takes 30 working days to fix. So plan a month in advance before bringing instant noodles.
What is a book more people should read?: How to lose friends and infuriate people by Jonar C. Nader

Specialised Events 1: Brand Challenge and Energy Case Competition.
Emma Kerr

Emma Kerr

Specialised Events 1 - Lead

Year: 3
Degree: Commerce / Law

Samuel Park

Samuel Park

Specialised Events 1 - Manager

Year: 3
Degree: Commerce / Science
Which song lyric describes you best?: “I got my patience and I’m making do” – The Brid; Anderson Paak
Something more people should know about the university?: The hot water in the engineering building is always broken and takes 30 working days to fix. So plan a month in advance before bringing instant noodles.
What is a book more people should read? : “How to create a mind” – Ray Kurzweil

Specialised Events 2: Secondary Schools and Property Case Competition.
Zachary Wong

Zachary Wong

Specialised Events 2 - Lead

Tyler White

Tyler White

Specialised Events 2 - Manager

Year: 3
Degree: Arts / Engineering
Who is one of your role models and why?: Leonardo da Vinci, because I have a boner for power
What is a book more people should read? : The Anarchist’s Cookbook. I don’t think you’re truly a good person unless you know how to be dangerous (plus it’s an extension of my boner for power)

Finance Events: CMC Markets and Deals Challenge Competitions.
Amaan Merchant

Amaan Merchant

Finance Events - Lead

Year: 3
Degree: Commerce / Science
Which song lyric describes you best?: “There ain’t no rest for the wicked”
Something more people should know about the university?: The microwaves in HSB are one of uni’s best kept secrets… if you can find them.

James Thwaite

James Thwaite

Finance Events - Manager

The Administration Teams

Operations

Jessica Yao

Jessica Yao

Operations - Lead

Year: 4

Degree: Engineering Science / Commerce

Which song lyric describes you best?: “looking forward to the weekend” – Rebecca Black

What is a book more people should read?: A monster calls – Patrick Ness

Tristan Bettesworth

Tristan Bettesworth

Operations - Manager

Year: 2
Degree: Commerce / Science
Which song lyric describes you best?: “think I took too many shots”
Who is one of your role models and why?: Elon Musk, his story of overcoming adversity and working to better this world is inspirational

Digital

Alan Chen

Alan Chen

Digital Co-Lead

Year: 4

Degree: Engineering (Engineering Science) , Commerce (Finance)

Which song lyric describes you best?: “The wheels on the bus go round and round”

Something more people should know about the university?: It doesn’t slow down

 

Neha Menezes

Neha Menezes

Digital Co-Lead

Year: 3
Degree: Commerce
Which song lyric describes you best?: “Life is a highway. I wanna ride it all night long.”
Something more people should know about the university?: The stone wall outside General Library is a historic wall, it is all that is left from the Albert Barracks that used to be there.

Education

Hannah Rose Monigatti

Hannah Rose Monigatti

Education - Lead

Year: 3
Degree: Commerce
Which song lyric describes you best?: “that don’t impress me much”
What is a book more people should read?: People should read The Art of the Deal

Riley Cahill

Riley Cahill

Education - Manager

Year: 3
Degree: Commerce (Economics, Finance) / Music (Composition)
Which song lyric describes you best?: “we rep different flags, but our values still the same / separate colours but we in the same frame”
What is a book more people should read? : A book more people should read is Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss (former hostage negotiation specialist, teaches all about negotiation and getting what you want)

Gabrielle Penn

Gabrielle Penn

Education - Manager

Year: 2
Degree: Commerce / Law
Which song lyric describes you best?: “Got to be to work by nine, And if I had an air-o-plane, I still couldn’t make it on time”
What is a book more people should read? : “Hot Dudes Reading”

Engagement

Te Wai Coulston

Te Wai Coulston

Engagement Co-Lead

Year: 3

Degree: Arts (Politics, Māori) / Commerce (Economics, International Business)

Something more people should know about the university?:  “If you’re studying then working until you die, don’t worry about how long the studying part takes.”

Jenny Liu

Jenny Liu

Engagement Co-Lead

Year: 4
Degree: Law / Commerce
Which song lyric describes you best?: “I love fat naps and I can not lie” ~Jenny Liu
What is a book more people should read? : Not really a novel but ‘Speeches that changed the world’ was a bloody good read

Gauri Prabhakar

Gauri Prabhakar

Engagement Co-Lead

Year: 3
Degree: Law / Arts
Who is one of your role models and why?: Michelle Obama because she’s literally perfect
Something more people should know about the university?: “You should check Course Reviews AND the final exam from the library website before picking a paper!!!”

Treasury

Connor McDowall

Connor McDowall

Treasurer

Year: 4
Degree: Engineering / Commerce
What is a book more people should read? : Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Who is one of your role models and why?: Elon Musk: for his determination to push the boundaries of engineering to make the world a better place.

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