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2023 BioTEC TEAM



Garima is a U of T student pursuing Neuroscience and Cells & Systems Biology. As Co-Chair, she strives to connect students and professionals in STEM, overseeing in-person and online platforms for networking and engagement in all fields.



Sean is in his 3rd year of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. As Conference Co-Chair, he hopes to lead this year’s BioTEC team to new heights and inspire the next generation of Canadian biotech students.



Logistics Director


Kerry Hu

Kerry, a Neuroscience and Physiology grad from the Univ. of Toronto, is BioTEC 2023's Director of Logistics. Passionate about tech and scientific communication, Kerry strives to inspire future leaders in biomedical technology through an engaging platform for students and professionals.

Logistics Lead


Kristen Hoang

Kristen, a third-year Biology student at McGill University, is passionate about cancer research and health tech. She aims to empower individuals in improving human health. As a Logistics Lead, she creates engagement platforms, develops content, and supports innovation.


Nicole Yeung

Nicole, UofT grad in Stats & Econ, focuses on Data Analytics. Passionate about healthcare innovation, she applies knowledge to pre-market biopharma research. As BioTEC's Logistics Lead, she organizes conferences fostering curiosity & innovation in biotech. Excited to connect like-minded people.

Logistics Lead


Andrew Fata

Andrew is a second year biomedical engineering student at the University of Waterloo. As a Logistics Lead, Andrew is looking forward to helping students connect with industry leaders to further develop their interest in the biotechnology field.

Logistics Lead


Shraavya Subodh

Shraavya Subodh, a McMaster University student, is passionate about promoting biotechnology in healthcare. As a Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization student, she eagerly works with the logistics team to plan the conference, inspiring others to pursue biotech passions.

Logistics Lead

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Milly Htein

Milly Htein, a third-year biomedical engineering student at Toronto Metropolitan University, is passionate about sensor and cardiology research. As BioTec's Logistics Lead, she aims to foster a community of motivated innovators, supporting breakthroughs in biotechnology.

Logistics Lead



Marketing Director

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Poorvi Sharma

Poorvi is a 4th year undergrad at the University of Toronto, studying Computational Cognition and Computer Science. With a passion for UI/UX design and interdisciplinary problem-solving, she's the Marketing Director rebranding BioTEC & broadening the conference's reach.

Marketing Lead


Lola Oyefeso

.Lola is a Global Health student at UofT with a passion for developing interdisciplinary healthcare programs for marginalized groups. As a marketing lead, she’s excited to combine her passion for biotech and marketing skills to help BioTEC's mission.

Marketing Lead


Anusha Roy

Anusha is a Biochemistry/Molecular Biology student at the University of Toronto with an interest in biopharmaceuticals. Her goal is to collaborate with like-minded individuals and inspire fellow students to explore the exciting field of biotechnology.

Marketing Lead


Michael El-Tawil

Michael is a 4th-year student studying Biology with a focus on Cell Biology at the University of Toronto. He intends to spread awareness about BioTEC in an attempt to inform students about the cutting-edge research currently being done in Biotechnology.

Marketing Lead


Alia Taqi

Alia is starting her 3rd year in BHSc, intending to discover and expand on her interests. As a Marketing Lead, Alia hopes to integrate her creative skills and passion for learning into making BioTEC a welcoming space for brilliant minds and innovative ideas.



Sponsor Director

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Jaafar Oleiche

Jaafar is a 4th-year biomedical mechanical engineering student at the University of Ottawa. With a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences, he is the Director of Sponsorships, creating networking opportunities for students to connect with organizations and explore career paths.

Sponsor Lead

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Goktug Bender

Goktug Bender is a third year psychology major, minoring in behavioral science and social studies of medicine at McGill University. His interests include neuroscience, cognitive science decision making and healthcare related start-ups.

Sponsor Lead


Ibrahim Alayche

Ibrahim Alayche, graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Translational & Molecular Medicine, plans to pursue common law at uOttawa in Sep. 2023. Ibrahim aims to forge partnerships with organizations to advance scientific knowledge and innovation in biotech.

Sponsor Lead


Michael Frew

Michael Frew studies Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo and has a passion for health tech. As sponsorship lead, Michael hopes to support  the goal of connecting like-minded individuals and creating opportunities for innovation.

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Rahul, a 3rd year student at Western, double majoring in Medical Science and Biology. Passionate about pharmacology and cell biology. On the BioTEC team for 3 years, thrilled to collaborate with Sponsorship for an outstanding conference.

Rahul Gigi

Pitch Competition Director

Pitch Competition Lead


Joshua Lyttle

 Joshua, a biomedical engineering student at Toronto Metropolitan Univ., focuses on brain sensors. He's passionate about addictions and rehab, aiming to enhance reward pathways. As BioTEC's Pitch Competition Lead, he supports conference triumphs.

Pitch Competition Lead

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Tyler Squibb

Tyler Squibb is a 3rd year student at Toronto Metropolitan University studying International Economics and Finance and currently interning at Celestica. This year I look forward to the pitch competition and learning more about biotechnology startups!

Pitch Competition Lead

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Yizhen Chen

Yizhen, a 2nd year Biotechnology/CPA student at the University of Waterloo, aims to engage further in biotechnology by utilizing her accounting expertise. Excited about collaborating with the sponsorship team, she anticipates a productive year ahead.

Sponsor Lead


Jessica Wan

Jessica Wan is a fifth-year Materials Science and Engineering student at McMaster University, focusing on biomaterials for tissue repair. As Sponsor Lead, she aims to build strong biotech partnerships and enhance networking opportunities for sponsors.

Sponsor Lead


Muskaan Opel

Muskaan is in her 1st year of Engineering I program at McMaster University and intends to pursue Software or Bioengineering Engineering in her second year. As a Pitch Competition Lead, Muskaan aims to help with the setup of the event and organizing the pitch competition.

Sponsor Lead

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Vidhi Sajnani

Vidhi is in her 1st year of the Bio-Physical Computational Sci at McGill University, and is pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Biology. As a Pitch Competition Lead, Vidhi aims to allow undergraduate students to propose their innovations and further drive their ideas to success.




Ava Charnetski

Ava Charnetski is an Anatomy and Cell Biology Student at McGill University with a Neuroscience minor. She is passionate about cancer and neurological research. She is looking forward to helping create a unique conference as the Director of Speakers!

Speakers Director

Speakers Lead


Andrea Kuntjoro

Andrea is in her final year at the University of Toronto where she studies Global Health, Physiology, & Immunology. As a Speakers Lead, she is ecstatic to find and collaborate with inspiring speakers for you all to learn from and connect with.

Speakers Lead


Bhavisha Mistry

Bhavisha Mistry is a Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Waterloo with a specialization in neural engineering! This year she is looking forward to finding an engaging set of panelists for an inspiring conference as a Speakers Lead!

Speakers Lead

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Jennifer Lam

Jennifer is in her third year at the University of Toronto, studying cell and molecular biology and immunology. Jennifer hopes to foster connections between students and researchers this year as a speakers lead. 

Speakers Lead


Jaeyoung Kang

Jaeyoung Kang, a 3rd-year Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Waterloo, focuses on medical imaging and brain-computer interfaces. As a BioTEC speakers lead, he seeks to explore diverse biotech companies and gain exposure.



Co-director Legal


Jessica Ng

Jessica is a third year studying Biotechnology/Economics at the University of Waterloo. Her career interests include biostatistics and pharmaceutical innovations. She is excited to be developing her background in financial and legal operations.

Co-director Finance


Rosalie Wang

Rosalie, a 3rd-year Biomedical & Chemical Engineering student at McMaster, seeks innovative solutions in personalized healthcare, drug delivery & synthetic biology. As Co-Director, she promotes accessibility, sustainability & empowerment in biotech.

Legal and Mergers Lead


Maria Medeleanu

Maria is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto St. George Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology researching pathophysiology of pediatric asthma at SickKids. She is returning as Legal lead to provide consultation on legal aspects of BioTec as a non-profit and facilitating Biotec Director meetings.


BioTEC 2020 was dedicated to Jaya, who passed away in October 2020. Jaya was an integral member of the BioTEC Executive Team and contributed significantly to conference growth through her work on the marketing team. Jaya's joy and enthusiasm shone through in all of her interactions, within the team and beyond, and she will be dearly missed.

Jaya Gupta - 1999-2020
Marketing Lead

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