The QGEC executive team consists of Queen’s University students from a variety of programs from engineering to commerce to environmental science. The conference is fully run and organized by students.
2019 – 2020 Executive Team
Andrea Cherry – Co-Chair
Andrea is one of the Co-Chairs for QGEC and a fourth year mechanical engineering student in the general option at Queen’s University. This is Andrea’s third year being involved with QGEC, her first year as a delegate and second year as Partnerships Coordinator. Andrea has spent the past two summers working as an engineering intern at an energy storage company called Hydrostor and is currently working as a front of house assistant at The Isabel. In her spare time, Andrea loves to bake, play piano, knit and binge watch the newest series on Netflix!
Megan McEvoy – Co-Chair
Megan is one of the Co-Chairs for QGEC 2020 and a fourth year mechanical engineering student in the general option at Queen’s University. She has been with QGEC for two years on the executive team and one year as a delegate. Along with QGEC, Megan volunteers with Soul Foods to deliver leftover food from cafeterias to homeless shelters in the area. She has spent two summers working as an Oil & Gas Co-op for the consulting firm, Hatch, and one summer as a Financial Intern for an educational travel company, Routes Adventures. In her spare time, Megan loves to play piano, ski, play hockey, draw, and take on whatever spontaneous opportunity comes her way!
Kelsey Horn – Marketing Director
Kelsey is our Marketing Director for QGEC and a third year mechanical engineering student in the general option at Queen’s University. She is also working towards completing a dual degree in Computer Science along with her engineering degree. Along with being involved in QGEC, she is the Events Manager at Robogals, an Englinks tutor, and an Art Manager for Science Formal. This past summer Kelsey worked at Geotab, a telematics company, as a data analyst. In this role she was using SQL and python to analyze large databases in order to optimize existing algorithms for cleaning data. In her free time she enjoys painting, playing guitar and being in the outdoors, especially at her cottage.
Abby Sypes – Logs & Finance Director
Abby is a fourth-year chemical engineering student at Queen’s University and our Logs & Finance Director for the 2020 conference. This past summer of 2019, Abby worked in R&D for the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. Abby recently completed her certification for scuba diving which she plans to put to good use. To quote The Office, “If I can’t scuba, what has this all been about?’
Meagan Colaiacovo – Logs & Finance Coordinator
Meagan is our Logs & Finance Coordinator for the 2020 conference and a fourth year environmental science student.
Tyler Murphy – Speakers Director
Tyler is our Speakers Director for the 2020 Conference and an Applied Mathematics student at Queen’s University graduating in April of 2020.
Matteo Pennacchietti – Speakers Coordinator
Matteo is a fourth year Engineering Physics student specializing in electrical engineering and one of our speakers coordinators for the 2020 conference. He is fascinated by science and technology and would like to purse graduate studies in an area of applied physics or electrical engineering. He has spent the summer of 2019 working at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo and the summer of 2018 working at a tech startup called NXM Labs. Matteo’s interests include quantum computing, renewable energy, smart grids and autonomous vehicles. Matteo is a member of the Queen’s Energy and Commodities Association and the Queen’s Hyperloop Team. Outside of school Matteo enjoys playing soccer, basketball, skiing and reading.
Carlos Bagni – Speakers Coordinator
Carlos Bagni, one of our speakers coordinators is a second year Bio-Mechanical Engineering student. Carlos is from Calgary Alberta and is passionate about the importance of Canadian Energy on a Global Scale. He hopes to pursue a career in either energy production or wearable technology. In addition to QGEC Carlos is Co-Chairing the Ontario Engineering Competition hosted at Queen’s in 2021. He loves anything outdoor especially hiking in the Great Canadian Rockies.
Kennedy Whitfield – Partnerships Director
Kennedy is our Partnerships Director for the 2020 conference and a third year civil engineering student at Queen’s University.
Clare Graham – Events Coordinator
Clare Graham is our Events Coordinator for QGEC and a third year electrical engineering student at Queen’s University, originally from Calgary, Alberta. This past summer Clare worked as a data Management Summer Student at a small oil and gas production company. Before that, she has worked as a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor. In addition to QGEC, Clare is a member of the Queen’s Hyperloop design team. Outside of school she enjoys CrossFit, baking, and going for brunch!
Seamus Jones – Sponsorship Director
Seamus is our Sponsorship Director for the 2020 conference and a third year mechanical engineering student at Queen’s University.
Sophia Ludovice – Sponsorship Coordinator
Sophia is one of our sponsorship coordinators for the 2020 conference and a second year chemical engineering student at Queen’s University, interested in applied chemistry and emerging energy technology. This past summer, Sophia worked as an intern in the renewable and nuclear energy departments at the consulting company, Hatch. In addition to QGEC, she is also a volunteer for the AMS Food Bank! In her free time, Sophia loves to dance, draw, and listen to music!
Josh Pritchard – Sponsorship Coordinator
Josh is a third year mechanical engineering student at Queen’s University and one of our sponsorship coordinators for the 2020 conference. He is interested in renewable energy, bio mechanics and business. Josh was previously a part of Queen’s Biomedical Innovation Team (QBIT) in the past school year. For fun Josh enjoys playing Volleyball and Squash!
Nic Macdonald – Sponsorship Coordinator
Nic is a first year engineering student at Queen’s University and one of our sponsorship coordinators for the 2020 conference.
Seiji Oishi – First Year Representative
Seiji Oishi is our First Year Representative for QGEC and a first year student of Queen’s engineering with plans to graduate in 2023. He has worked as a supervisor at Nofrills in the past. Along with QGEC, Seiji works for Campus Equipment Outfitters (CEO) on Queen’s Campus and is a part of the residence society. Whenever he can, Seiji loves the opportunity to sleep in!