The Team

2021 – 2022 Executive Team

Lauren Ellis – Co-Chair

I’m Lauren and I am one of QGEC’s co-chairs for 2021-2022. I am a third year mechanical engineering student and I am from Chicago, IL.

I chose mechanical engineering because of my interest in the sustainable energy sector, and I am so excited to continue my passion through this year’s conference.

Outside of QGEC I am a volunteer for WiSE at Queen’s, working with young girls in the Kingston area to promote STEM. In addition, I work as a summer intern doing technical operations engineering for United Airlines. In my spare time I love spending time with friends, cooking and playing volleyball

Isabelle Wallace – Co-Chair

My name is Isabelle Wallace and I am in my third year of environmental science. I’m from Vancouver, BC.

I first joined QGEC as a delegate because it stood out to me as an opportunity for real perspective on the global energy landscape. I have been working with this organization for about a year, and am now honoured to take it over for 2021/2022 with my lovely new co-chair, Lauren.

Outside of QGEC, I live in Kingston and work for Queen’s, both of which I love. I am also a Crisis Responder for KidsHelpPhone, a staff writer for Queen’s International Affair’s magazine The Observer, and compete with Queen’s Equestrian Team.

Nic Macdonald – Speakers Director

I’m Nic and I am a third year computer engineering student. I am from Calgary, Alberta.

Joining QGEC was a highlight of my first year experience. I met lots of amazing people and further developed my passion for the energy sector. One particular thing that makes me passionate about QGEC is it’s ability to bring together so many industries and technologies while fostering constructive conversations.

Outside of QGEC, I am an executive on QUBE, a Portfolio Manager on QUANTT and bar staff at Clark. In my free time I love to read, bike and workout.

Caroline Barnes – Speakers Coordinator

My name is Caroline and I am second year Environmental Geology student. I’m born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

I am very excited to be a member of the QGEC Executive Team this year and am looking forward to learning a lot from my peers. This is my first time being a part of the QGEC team and I hope that we can create a conference that offers new insights into the future of energy and encourages the Queen’s community to pursue futures in the Canadian energy sector.

In my free time, I love to play volleyball, run, and spend time with my friends. I also love sewing and am always open to learning new things.

Claire Ellison – Sponsorship Director

My name is Claire Ellison and I am the sponsorship director for QGEC 2022. I am entering my third year of civil engineering and I am from Halifax, NS.

I became involved with QGEC because of my interest in sustainable energy infrastructure, and am excited about the opportunity to continue working with the rest of the QGEC team to provide a platform for discussion and learning about all sectors of the energy sector.

In addition to QGEC, I am on the Queen’s Varsity Rowing Team and volunteer at a local farm. I love spending time outdoors being active

Aaron Teper – Sponsorship Coordinator

My name is Aaron Teper, and I am a 4th year student in environmental science. I am from Toronto, ON.

This is my first year participating in QGEC and I decided to join the exec team due to my passion for sustainability, and energy alternatives specifically related to agriculture. I am excited to join the team and help create a great event for the upcoming year.

Outside of QGEC I have been on internship for about one year at the Ministry of Transportation as a planning intern and writing my undergraduate thesis on food sovereignty in Arctic Canada. Besides my work with QGEC and the Ministry, I enjoy cooking, hockey, football, and hiking.

Halle Belsey – Logistics & Finance Director

I’m Halle and I am a third year biochemical engineering student. I’m from Oakville, Ontario.

Joining QGEC is an opportunity for me to enhance my knowledge and pursue my interests in sustainability and global energy, while helping to provide learning opportunities for many others.

Outside of QGEC, I am a Vice President of Queen’s Students for Systems Change and a barista at the Tea Room, and I work for the Queen’s University Biological Station. In my free time, I love to hike and get outdoors.

Kya Weiman – Logistics & Finance Coordinator

I’m Kya and I’m a second-year mechanical engineering student from Sudbury, ON.  

I’m excited to be a member of the QGEC team as I’m very passionate about sustainability and I’m looking to pursue a career in the electric-vehicle sector. 

Outside of QGEC, I’m doing a mechanical engineering summer internship at Hatch Ltd. in 2021. Furthermore, I’m a Brunch with Industry Coordinator for WiSE and I’m the Alumni & Industry Relations Liaison on the PD team.

Natalie deHueck – Marketing Director

I’m Natalie and I’m a fourth year environmental studies student from Burlington, Ontario.  

I joined QGEC last year as I’m really passionate about the future of the energy sector, particularly with emerging technologies in the field of renewables.  It’s extremely motivating to be a part of such an interdisciplinary group of students, all interested in the energy sector.

Outside of QGEC, I’m an executive member of the Queen’s Solar Design team, the Queen’s Supply Chain and Operations Executive, and the Queen’s Sustainability Conference.  I’m also an ASUS Peer Mentor, and in my free time, I enjoy doing any outdoor activity with friends!

Rachel Young – Partnerships Director

I’m Rachel, I am an incoming third year bio-mechanical engineering student from Oakville, ON. 

I am interested in learning more about and developing efficient energy and reliable power systems. I am looking forward to further exploring these ideas through this year’s conference alongside my amazing team members. 

Outside of QGEC I am a part of the QEC executive team and the Relectric team. In my free time I love being outside, playing frisbee with my friends, and reading.

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