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MEET THE TEAM

Alex MacDonald

Co-President

EY, Toronto

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Vivek Bassi

Co-President

EMCO, London

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Hannah Watson

Vice President, Sponsorship & Finance

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Edward Ouyang

Vice President, Events

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Vivek is currently completing a 13-month work term at EMCO on the Internal Audit Team. Upon graduation, he aspires to obtain his CPA designation. Previously, Vivek held the VP of Sponsorship role within the Western Accounting Association and is serving as a Co-President, where he is responsible for overseeing the club’s operations and maintaining strong professional relationships with sponsors, executives and club members. Vivek has repeatedly shown his dedication to WAA’s goals to bridge the gap between Western’s students and accounting professionals to provide opportunities for the club’s members. He does so in an insightful manner, as he uses his expertise to consistently provide valuable contributions, suggestions and advice. He is ecstatic to work alongside the rest of the team to not only ensure the club’s success this year, but also for the years to come. Overall, Vivek is a committed student that is regularly willing to lead, learn and be an effective brand ambassador for WAA.

Andre is in his third year at Western University and has begun his first year in the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. Andre has been a Director of Events in the 2018-2019 year for Western Accounting Association (WAA) before returning as the Vice President of Finance for this year. He will be responsible for overseeing WAA’s budget and collaborating with the executive team in order to ensure that WAA has another successful year. Andre has worked for the past two summers as a Manager at Hidden Lake Golf Club in Burlington. He also an executive for Western Cryptocurrency and can be found keeping up with world events and financial news. Along with ensuring that the future of WAA has a sound financial foundation Andre hopes to ensure the club offers a valuable experience for all of its members.

Edward is in his third year at Western University, studying Management and Organizational Studies with a Specialization in Accounting. He is very interested in the different functions of the accounting industry and plans to pursue the CPA designation in the future. Edward was a general member of WAA in his first year and a Director of Events in his second year. In addition, he is also a Faculty of Social Science Soph and a Director of the Canadian Asian International Students’ Association. This past summer, Edward was as an intern at SGGG Fund Services Inc. as a Financial Reporting Analyst. Edward is a passionate executive who is dedicated to facilitating new and existing events of WAA during the upcoming school year.

Malena is a fourth-year student in the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. She has been a dedicated member of the Western Accounting Association (WAA) serving as the Director of Events for two years and will now take on the role of Vice President of Communications. This position will require Malena to actively engage with WAA's members and potential members. All while promoting the club events on various social media platforms. Her experiences coupled with her previous involvement in marketing and public relations will allow her to showcase her creativity and gifted design capabilities. Malena is committed to maintaining the integrity of the organization and excited to contribute to another successful year for WAA.

Malena Thushanthan

Vice President, Communications

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Daivik Shelat

Director ​of Events

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Daivik is a first-year student in the Dan Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS) program. He plans to major in accounting starting his second year. As a Director of Events, Daivik's role involves helping behind the scenes at events to ensure everything flows smoothly.

Noor Hussain

Director ​of Events

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Noor is a first-year student in the Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University. She plans to pursue a specialization in Accounting and her CPA designation upon graduation. Noor is a dedicated member of the Western Accounting Association (WAA) serving as the Director of Events this year. In her spare time, she enjoys reading classical literature, trying new outdoor activities, and practicing photography. Noor is committed to supporting the Events team in the planning and execution process of WAA events and ideating new and innovative ways to engage students in Accounting opportunities.

Kiera Taylor

Director ​of Events

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Kiera is in her second year at Western University, studying Management and Organizational Studies with an Honours Specialization in Accounting. She plans to pursue the CPA designation after graduation. This year she is serving as the Director of Events as her first year in this role. In addition, she is also a Charity Soph and an executive on the University Student Council Peer Support team. This past summer, Kiera was an intern at Crom Financial Services. Kiera is excited to be a part of the WAA team and is committed to representing the organization and contributing to the success of future events!

Ben Stonkus

Director ​of Events

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Ben is in his third year at Western University, studying Management and Organizational Studies with a specialization in Accounting. He is interested in audit and advisory and plans to pursue the CPA designation after graduation. This is Ben’s first year in the club serving as a Director of Events. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and golf as well as keeping up with the financial markets. This past summer, Ben interned at rSolutions, an IT Security and Data Analytics company. Ben is an active member of the Western Community and holds leadership positions with Students Fight Parkinson’s and the Western Real Estate Club. He loves meeting new people and looks forward to being an excellent brand ambassador for WAA.

Samantha Su

First-Year Representative 

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Samantha is in her first year in the Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University. She plans to study at the Richard Ivey School of Business in her third and fourth year. She is excited to be taking on the role of First Year Representative for the Western Accounting Association (WAA). This position will require Samantha to advertise and promote WAA’s events to all first-year students at Western and its affiliates. This past year, Samantha worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor, and played competitive sports. Samantha is looking forward to being a part of the WAA team and the unique learning opportunities it provides.

Chantel Ferro

Second-Year Representative 

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Chantel is in her second year in the Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University. She is excited to take on the role of Second-Year Representative on the Western Accounting Association through which she actively engages with Western community to promote the club. Chantel is currently working as an Accounting Clerk at a private firm and intends on applying her hands-on skills to her role in WAA. She plans to obtain her CPA designation upon graduation, and is looking forward to being a part of WAA and working among the other executives.

Rohen Nayyar

Third-Year Representative

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Rohen is a third-year student in the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He plans to pursue his CPA designation upon graduation. After being an active member of the Western Accounting Association (WAA) during his first 2 years, Rohen now serves as the Director of Communications. He is also a Section Representative for the Ivey Accounting Club. This past summer, Rohen worked as an Intern in the Audit and Assurance division at Deloitte Vancouver and looks forward to returning again for the 2021 summer. In his free time, he enjoys playing Basketball and Rugby, playing poker and managing his fantasy teams. Rohen is excited to work with the WAA team this year and help contribute towards enhancing communication between Western students and the Accounting industry.

Hannah Watson

Third-Year Representative

Hannah is in her first year in the Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University with the goal of obtaining a specialization in accounting. She plans to obtain her CPA designation upon graduating in a couple years. She is taking on the role of First Year Representative on the Western Accounting Association (WAA). In this role, Hannah is required to advertise and promote WAA’s events to all first year students at Western and its affiliates. This past year, Hannah worked as a Customer Service Representative for Scotiabank where she gained real world experience in finance. Hannah is looking forward to being a part of the WAA and learning from other executives.

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Ania Krekora

Second Year Representative

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Aaryan Patel

Third Year Representative

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Abby Berkvens

Fourth Year Representative

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Peter Chen

Director of Finance/Sponsorship

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Mahima Asrani

Director of Finance/Sponsorship

Ania is in her second year of the Management and Organizational Behaviour program at Western University pursuing a specialization in Accounting. Ania is excited to be joining the Western Accounting Association team as the Second Year Representative. She is looking forward to collaborating amongst many other like-minded students also pursuing a CPA designation upon graduation and working with the talented executive team. Previously holding the position as a CPA Ontario Ambassador, Ania is happy to continue her involvement within the Accounting community. While communicating to the Western University student body about upcoming events, Ania is committed to ensuring that students will proud to be a part of such a prestigious student association. 

Abby is in her fourth year in the Management and Organizational Studies program specializing in accounting. Upon graduation she plans to obtain her CPA designation. Abby is the 4th year representative for the Western Accounting Association. In this role, Abby actively engage with WAA members and promote the club. She is very excited to be a part of the team and contribute to the success of the club.

Peter is in his first year at Western University and has just begun his journey of obtaining his Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies. Peter was previously a Marketing Assistant at Wequal, a non-profit organization in which he was responsible for creating a variety of advertisements and translating documents. He plans to put forth considerable effort to help the Western Accounting Association provide more value to its members. Peter also aims to improve his social skills through his director position on the Western Accounting Association. In his spare time, Peter likes to play tennis with his friends, play the cello and piano. Peter is looking forward to work hard and to help the club achieve its goals and gain more experience in the accounting industry.

Mahima is a third-year student in the Management and Organizational Studies Program at Western University working towards obtaining an honours specialization in accounting, and pursuing her CPA designation upon graduation. This is her first year being involved with Western Accounting Association. As Director of Finance and Sponsorship, she will collaborate with other VPs and executives to ensure a successful year for WAA. In this role, Mahima is responsible for striving to increase sponsorship engagement while building more valuable relationships with new and existing sponsors, as well as using WAA funds to maximize member value. Mahima also aspires to serve as an effective overall brand ambassador through spreading awareness of our events to fellow students and club members. Mahima previously worked as analyst intern at Lincoln International Investment Consulting Firm. Mahima looks forward to contributing as an involved executive member for WAA in the future to gain valuable experience and further improve WAA alongside its team!

MEET THE TEAM

Alex MacDonald

Co-President

EY, Toronto

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Vivek Bassi

Co-President

EMCO, London

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Hannah Watson

Vice President, Sponsorship & Finance

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Edward Ouyang

Vice President, Events

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Vivek is currently completing a 13-month work term at EMCO on the Internal Audit Team. Upon graduation, he aspires to obtain his CPA designation. Previously, Vivek held the VP of Sponsorship role within the Western Accounting Association and is serving as a Co-President, where he is responsible for overseeing the club’s operations and maintaining strong professional relationships with sponsors, executives and club members. Vivek has repeatedly shown his dedication to WAA’s goals to bridge the gap between Western’s students and accounting professionals to provide opportunities for the club’s members. He does so in an insightful manner, as he uses his expertise to consistently provide valuable contributions, suggestions and advice. He is ecstatic to work alongside the rest of the team to not only ensure the club’s success this year, but also for the years to come. Overall, Vivek is a committed student that is regularly willing to lead, learn and be an effective brand ambassador for WAA.

Andre is in his third year at Western University and has begun his first year in the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. Andre has been a Director of Events in the 2018-2019 year for Western Accounting Association (WAA) before returning as the Vice President of Finance for this year. He will be responsible for overseeing WAA’s budget and collaborating with the executive team in order to ensure that WAA has another successful year. Andre has worked for the past two summers as a Manager at Hidden Lake Golf Club in Burlington. He also an executive for Western Cryptocurrency and can be found keeping up with world events and financial news. Along with ensuring that the future of WAA has a sound financial foundation Andre hopes to ensure the club offers a valuable experience for all of its members.

Edward is in his third year at Western University, studying Management and Organizational Studies with a Specialization in Accounting. He is very interested in the different functions of the accounting industry and plans to pursue the CPA designation in the future. Edward was a general member of WAA in his first year and a Director of Events in his second year. In addition, he is also a Faculty of Social Science Soph and a Director of the Canadian Asian International Students’ Association. This past summer, Edward was as an intern at SGGG Fund Services Inc. as a Financial Reporting Analyst. Edward is a passionate executive who is dedicated to facilitating new and existing events of WAA during the upcoming school year.

Malena is a fourth-year student in the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. She has been a dedicated member of the Western Accounting Association (WAA) serving as the Director of Events for two years and will now take on the role of Vice President of Communications. This position will require Malena to actively engage with WAA's members and potential members. All while promoting the club events on various social media platforms. Her experiences coupled with her previous involvement in marketing and public relations will allow her to showcase her creativity and gifted design capabilities. Malena is committed to maintaining the integrity of the organization and excited to contribute to another successful year for WAA.

Malena Thushanthan

Vice President, Communications

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Daivik Shelat

Director ​of Events

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Daivik is a first-year student in the Dan Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS) program. He plans to major in accounting starting his second year. As a Director of Events, Daivik's role involves helping behind the scenes at events to ensure everything flows smoothly.

Noor Hussain

Director ​of Events

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Noor is a first-year student in the Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University. She plans to pursue a specialization in Accounting and her CPA designation upon graduation. Noor is a dedicated member of the Western Accounting Association (WAA) serving as the Director of Events this year. In her spare time, she enjoys reading classical literature, trying new outdoor activities, and practicing photography. Noor is committed to supporting the Events team in the planning and execution process of WAA events and ideating new and innovative ways to engage students in Accounting opportunities.

Kiera Taylor

Director ​of Events

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Kiera is in her second year at Western University, studying Management and Organizational Studies with an Honours Specialization in Accounting. She plans to pursue the CPA designation after graduation. This year she is serving as the Director of Events as her first year in this role. In addition, she is also a Charity Soph and an executive on the University Student Council Peer Support team. This past summer, Kiera was an intern at Crom Financial Services. Kiera is excited to be a part of the WAA team and is committed to representing the organization and contributing to the success of future events!

Ben Stonkus

Director ​of Events

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Ben is in his third year at Western University, studying Management and Organizational Studies with a specialization in Accounting. He is interested in audit and advisory and plans to pursue the CPA designation after graduation. This is Ben’s first year in the club serving as a Director of Events. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and golf as well as keeping up with the financial markets. This past summer, Ben interned at rSolutions, an IT Security and Data Analytics company. Ben is an active member of the Western Community and holds leadership positions with Students Fight Parkinson’s and the Western Real Estate Club. He loves meeting new people and looks forward to being an excellent brand ambassador for WAA.

Samantha Su

First-Year Representative 

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Samantha is in her first year in the Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University. She plans to study at the Richard Ivey School of Business in her third and fourth year. She is excited to be taking on the role of First Year Representative for the Western Accounting Association (WAA). This position will require Samantha to advertise and promote WAA’s events to all first-year students at Western and its affiliates. This past year, Samantha worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor, and played competitive sports. Samantha is looking forward to being a part of the WAA team and the unique learning opportunities it provides.

Chantel Ferro

Second-Year Representative 

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Chantel is in her second year in the Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University. She is excited to take on the role of Second-Year Representative on the Western Accounting Association through which she actively engages with Western community to promote the club. Chantel is currently working as an Accounting Clerk at a private firm and intends on applying her hands-on skills to her role in WAA. She plans to obtain her CPA designation upon graduation, and is looking forward to being a part of WAA and working among the other executives.

Rohen Nayyar

Third-Year Representative

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Rohen Nayyar

Third-Year Representative

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Rohen is a third-year student in the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He plans to pursue his CPA designation upon graduation. After being an active member of the Western Accounting Association (WAA) during his first 2 years, Rohen now serves as the Director of Communications. He is also a Section Representative for the Ivey Accounting Club. This past summer, Rohen worked as an Intern in the Audit and Assurance division at Deloitte Vancouver and looks forward to returning again for the 2021 summer. In his free time, he enjoys playing Basketball and Rugby, playing poker and managing his fantasy teams. Rohen is excited to work with the WAA team this year and help contribute towards enhancing communication between Western students and the Accounting industry.

Rohen is a third-year student in the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He plans to pursue his CPA designation upon graduation. After being an active member of the Western Accounting Association (WAA) during his first 2 years, Rohen now serves as the Director of Communications. He is also a Section Representative for the Ivey Accounting Club. This past summer, Rohen worked as an Intern in the Audit and Assurance division at Deloitte Vancouver and looks forward to returning again for the 2021 summer. In his free time, he enjoys playing Basketball and Rugby, playing poker and managing his fantasy teams. Rohen is excited to work with the WAA team this year and help contribute towards enhancing communication between Western students and the Accounting industry.

Hannah Watson

Third-Year Representative

Hannah is in her first year in the Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University with the goal of obtaining a specialization in accounting. She plans to obtain her CPA designation upon graduating in a couple years. She is taking on the role of First Year Representative on the Western Accounting Association (WAA). In this role, Hannah is required to advertise and promote WAA’s events to all first year students at Western and its affiliates. This past year, Hannah worked as a Customer Service Representative for Scotiabank where she gained real world experience in finance. Hannah is looking forward to being a part of the WAA and learning from other executives.

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Ania Krekora

Second Year Representative

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Aaryan Patel

Third Year Representative

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Abby Berkvens

Fourth Year Representative

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Peter Chen

Director of Finance/Sponsorship

Ania is in her second year of the Management and Organizational Behaviour program at Western University pursuing a specialization in Accounting. Ania is excited to be joining the Western Accounting Association team as the Second Year Representative. She is looking forward to collaborating amongst many other like-minded students also pursuing a CPA designation upon graduation and working with the talented executive team. Previously holding the position as a CPA Ontario Ambassador, Ania is happy to continue her involvement within the Accounting community. While communicating to the Western University student body about upcoming events, Ania is committed to ensuring that students will proud to be a part of such a prestigious student association. 

Abby is in her fourth year in the Management and Organizational Studies program specializing in accounting. Upon graduation she plans to obtain her CPA designation. Abby is the 4th year representative for the Western Accounting Association. In this role, Abby actively engage with WAA members and promote the club. She is very excited to be a part of the team and contribute to the success of the club.

Peter is in his first year at Western University and has just begun his journey of obtaining his Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies. Peter was previously a Marketing Assistant at Wequal, a non-profit organization in which he was responsible for creating a variety of advertisements and translating documents. He plans to put forth considerable effort to help the Western Accounting Association provide more value to its members. Peter also aims to improve his social skills through his director position on the Western Accounting Association. In his spare time, Peter likes to play tennis with his friends, play the cello and piano. Peter is looking forward to work hard and to help the club achieve its goals and gain more experience in the accounting industry.

Mahima is a third-year student in the Management and Organizational Studies Program at Western University working towards obtaining an honours specialization in accounting, and pursuing her CPA designation upon graduation. This is her first year being involved with Western Accounting Association. As Director of Finance and Sponsorship, she will collaborate with other VPs and executives to ensure a successful year for WAA. In this role, Mahima is responsible for striving to increase sponsorship engagement while building more valuable relationships with new and existing sponsors, as well as using WAA funds to maximize member value. Mahima also aspires to serve as an effective overall brand ambassador through spreading awareness of our events to fellow students and club members. Mahima previously worked as analyst intern at Lincoln International Investment Consulting Firm. Mahima looks forward to contributing as an involved executive member for WAA in the future to gain valuable experience and further improve WAA alongside its team!

WAA Executive Team 2020-2021
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Alex MacDonald

Co-President

EY, Toronto

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Vivek Bassi

Co-President

EMCO, London

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Hannah Watson

Vice President, Sponsorship & Finance

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Alex is in his fourth year at Western University and his second year at The Richard Ivey School of Business. Alex has past experience with Western Accounting Association (WAA) as the VP of Events last year and as a Director of Events previously and is excited to be a Co-President this year! As a Co-President for 2020-2021, he will collaborate with the rest of the executive team to run WAA’s events, manage sponsor relations, and grow the club's reach on campus. This past summer, Alex interned at EY in their financial services group and he will be returning full-time to EY’s Toronto office. His previous experience also includes an internship at Franklin Templeton Investments in their Institutional and High Net-Worth groups. This year Alex will also be a Co-President for Ivey’s Social Impact Club and a member of Ivey’s executive orientation week team. Alex is committed to ensuring the club provides as much value as possible for members and sponsors while growing the clubs' presence on campus!

Vivek is currently completing a 13-month work term at EMCO on the Internal Audit Team. Upon graduation, he aspires to obtain his CPA designation. Previously, Vivek held the VP of Sponsorship role within the Western Accounting Association and is serving as a Co-President, where he is responsible for overseeing the club’s operations and maintaining strong professional relationships with sponsors, executives and club members. Vivek has repeatedly shown his dedication to WAA’s goals to bridge the gap between Western’s students and accounting professionals to provide opportunities for the club’s members. He does so in an insightful manner, as he uses his expertise to consistently provide valuable contributions, suggestions and advice. He is ecstatic to work alongside the rest of the team to not only ensure the club’s success this year, but also for the years to come. Overall, Vivek is a committed student that is regularly willing to lead, learn and be an effective brand ambassador for WAA.

Hannah is in her second year in the Management and Organizational Studies program with the plan to obtain an Honours Specialization in Accounting. Moreover, she plans to pursue her CPA designation upon graduation. Last year, Hannah was the First Year Representative in the Western Accounting Association (WAA). She has returned this year as the current Vice-President of Finance and Sponsorship. Her responsibilities as the Vice-President of Finance and Sponsorship include managing WAA’s budget, ensuring that sponsorship fees are paid as well as contacting and collaborating with WAA’s various sponsors to ensure that the club remains successful and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with its sponsors. Hannah is looking forward to interning at an accounting firm this summer! Through WAA, she has gained networking skills which assisted her in obtaining an internship opportunity. Hannah is committed to ensuring success for WAA and looks forward to developing her skill set and working alongside the executive team.

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Edward is in his third year at Western University, studying Management and Organizational Studies with a Specialization in Accounting. He is very interested in the different functions of the accounting industry and plans to pursue the CPA designation in the future. Edward was a general member of WAA in his first year and a Director of Events in his second year. In addition, he is also a Faculty of Social Science Soph and a Director of the Canadian Asian International Students’ Association. This past summer, Edward was as an intern at SGGG Fund Services Inc. as a Financial Reporting Analyst. Edward is a passionate executive who is dedicated to facilitating new and existing events of WAA during the upcoming school year.

Edward Ouyang

Vice President, Events

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Malena is a fourth-year student in the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. She has been a dedicated member of the Western Accounting Association (WAA) serving as the Director of Events for two years and will now take on the role of Vice President of Communications. This position will require Malena to actively engage with WAA's members and potential members. All while promoting the club events on various social media platforms. Her experiences coupled with her previous involvement in marketing and public relations will allow her to showcase her creativity and gifted design capabilities. Malena is committed to maintaining the integrity of the organization and excited to contribute to another successful year for WAA.

Malena Thushanthan

Vice President, Communications

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Daivik Shelat

Director ​of Events

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Daivik is a first-year student in the Dan Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS) program. He plans to major in accounting starting his second year. As a Director of Events, Daivik's role involves helping behind the scenes at events to ensure everything flows smoothly.

Noor Hussain

Director ​of Events

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Noor is a first-year student in the Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University. She plans to pursue a specialization in Accounting and her CPA designation upon graduation. Noor is a dedicated member of the Western Accounting Association (WAA) serving as the Director of Events this year. In her spare time, she enjoys reading classical literature, trying new outdoor activities, and practicing photography. Noor is committed to supporting the Events team in the planning and execution process of WAA events and ideating new and innovative ways to engage students in Accounting opportunities.

Kiera Taylor

Director ​of Events

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Kiera is in her second year at Western University, studying Management and Organizational Studies with an Honours Specialization in Accounting. She plans to pursue the CPA designation after graduation. This year she is serving as the Director of Events as her first year in this role. In addition, she is also a Charity Soph and an executive on the University Student Council Peer Support team. This past summer, Kiera was an intern at Crom Financial Services. Kiera is excited to be a part of the WAA team and is committed to representing the organization and contributing to the success of future events!

Ben Stonkus

Director ​of Events

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Ben is in his third year at Western University, studying Management and Organizational Studies with a specialization in Accounting. He is interested in audit and advisory and plans to pursue the CPA designation after graduation. This is Ben’s first year in the club serving as a Director of Events. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and golf as well as keeping up with the financial markets. This past summer, Ben interned at rSolutions, an IT Security and Data Analytics company. Ben is an active member of the Western Community and holds leadership positions with Students Fight Parkinson’s and the Western Real Estate Club. He loves meeting new people and looks forward to being an excellent brand ambassador for WAA.

Samantha Su

First-Year Representative 

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Samantha is in her first year in the Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University. She plans to study at the Richard Ivey School of Business in her third and fourth year. She is excited to be taking on the role of First Year Representative for the Western Accounting Association (WAA). This position will require Samantha to advertise and promote WAA’s events to all first-year students at Western and its affiliates. This past year, Samantha worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor, and played competitive sports. Samantha is looking forward to being a part of the WAA team and the unique learning opportunities it provides.

Chantel Ferro

Second-Year Representative 

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Chantel is in her second year in the Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University. She is excited to take on the role of Second-Year Representative on the Western Accounting Association through which she actively engages with Western community to promote the club. Chantel is currently working as an Accounting Clerk at a private firm and intends on applying her hands-on skills to her role in WAA. She plans to obtain her CPA designation upon graduation, and is looking forward to being a part of WAA and working among the other executives.

Rohen Nayyar

Third-Year Representative

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Rohen is a third-year student in the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He plans to pursue his CPA designation upon graduation. After being an active member of the Western Accounting Association (WAA) during his first 2 years, Rohen now serves as the Director of Communications. He is also a Section Representative for the Ivey Accounting Club. This past summer, Rohen worked as an Intern in the Audit and Assurance division at Deloitte Vancouver and looks forward to returning again for the 2021 summer. In his free time, he enjoys playing Basketball and Rugby, playing poker and managing his fantasy teams. Rohen is excited to work with the WAA team this year and help contribute towards enhancing communication between Western students and the Accounting industry.

Sharon Lange

Third-Year Representative

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Sharon is in her third year in the Management and Organizational Studies program, Specializing in Accounting. She has been a member of the Western Accounting Association (WAA) since her second year and is excited to be a Third-Year Representative for the club this year. Currently, Sharon is a Social Science Faculty Soph and the VP of Communications on the Caribbean Students’ Organization. She looks forward to being a part of WAA this year, getting to know the other team members and learning a lot from the Networking events.

Ryan Puddicombe

Fourth-Year Representative

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Ryan is a 4th-year student in the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at Western University’s Ivey Business School. He plans to obtain his CPA designation after graduation. As a part of WAA, Ryan promotes our exciting professional events to 4th-year business and accounting students at Western through social media. Additionally, Ryan supports the VP of Communication in engaging the broader student body. He worked an internship at the Canada Revenue Agency where he was assigned to the High Net-Worth Compliance Division and identified Canadians worth more than $50 million. Ryan is excited to join WAA and provide accounting education and networking opportunities at Western.

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Angela Zhao

Director of Sponsorship & Finance

Angela is in her second year of Management and Organizational Studies with a Specialization in Accounting. She hopes to obtain her CPA designation in the near future. As one of the directors of finance and sponsorship, she looks forward to helping the team maintain strong financial records and build strong relationships. She is also involved in the Western community as part of the Scholars Student Association and Rotaract ASAP. Outside of school, she enjoys being active, listening to podcasts, and travelling.

Davis Angove

Director of Sponsorship & Finance

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Davis is in his second year in the Management and Organizational Studies program at Western University, pursuing an honours specialization in accounting. He plans on obtaining his CPA designation after graduation. This is Davis’ first year as a member of the Western Accounting Association (WAA), and he is excited to join in an executive capacity as a Director of Finance and Sponsorship. In this position he’ll be tasked with assisting in the preparation of event budgets, communicating with sponsors, and applying for grants. This past summer, Davis was employed as a Route Sales Representative (RSR) with PepsiCo Foods. He looks forward to contributing to the WAA team and working with other individuals who share the same passion for accounting.

Felicia Cosentino

Director of Sponsorship & Finance

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Felicia is a fourth-year student in the Honours Business Administration (HBA) program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. She is passionate about accounting and looks forward to pursuing her CPA designation after graduation. This is her first year being involved with Western Accounting Association. As Director of Finance and Sponsorship, Felicia is responsible for striving to increase sponsorship engagement while building more valuable relationships with new and existing sponsors. This past summer, Felicia worked in Audit at KPMG and is excited to begin her full-time role as a Staff Accountant in Fall 2021. Felicia is committed to working alongside her other executives to provide impactful WAA events and increased member engagement.

Antonio Pirone

Director of Sponsorship & Finance

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Academic Advisory

Stacey Hann, CPA, CA

Academic Advisory

Western University

Stacey is a Lecturer in the DAN Management and Organizational Studies Department at Western University. Her teaching focus is in the areas of intermediate accounting, auditing and advanced accounting.  Stacey also teaches in the  Graduate Diploma of Accounting for students wishing to pursue a CPA designation.  Stacey started her career in public accounting as a Senior Manager in the Assurance and Advisory group at Deloitte, where she obtained her Chartered Public Accountant designation. Prior to joining the DAN faculty, she also worked in industry as the Manager of Treasury, and Controller at Emco Corporation.  

Past Executives
2019/2020
President
Mehek Hussain, Julia Van Daele
Vice Presidents
Alex MacDonald, André Breton, Alexia Romic, Vivek Bassi
 
2018/2019
Co-Presidents
Grant Nicholson, Sitong Sun
Vice Presidents
Savitri Nariswari, Mehek Hussain, Katie Devins
2017/2018
President
Ryan Stern
Vice Presidents
Joe Laferiere, Grant Nicholson, Sitong Sun, Ambrin Mahbub
2016/2017
President
Valerie Parrett
Vice Presidents
Ryan Stern, Alicia Hayre, Elizabeth Gaskas
2015/2016
President
Wendy Wang
Vice Presidents
Darren Lewis, Lindsay Banks, Lindsay Hamilton
2014/2015
President
Tom Zheng
Vice Presidents
Wendy Wang, Rebecca Brown
2013/2014
President
Matthew Walker
Vice Presidents
Tom Zheng, Blake Emmott
2012/2013
President
Christopher Rawlings
Vice Presidents
Mihaela Ivtiminov, Adam Fisher