Team

The Ottawa Team

Co-Presidents

Linda Zheng

Linda is grade 12 student in the IB program at Colonel By Secondary School. As the end of her high school career nears, Linda hopes to pursue a career in medicine.

At school, Linda leads her school’s DECA chapter consisting of over 200 students. While she does not like to admit it, she’s a math nerd and a band geek.

Linda would like you to know that she always puts in 200%, even in her spare time. When Linda is not studying, she can be found 90% sleeping, 10% binge-watching kdrama, and 100% being Linda (for you mathematicians, that totals to 200%).

As co-prez of last year’s inaugural Ottawa conference, she was super excited to see so many high school students who share the same interest. Passionate and motivated, Linda is super pumped to host another amazing conference!

Mostafa Bondok

Mostafa is a grade 12 student currently attending his final year at Bell High School, where he is Student Council Co-President. He is passionate about being involved in the community, and for that reason you will find him dedicating a lot of his efforts trying to better the lives of those around him.

In pursuit of trying to benefit others, Mostafa has decided that he’d like to pursue a career in the medical field, which will enable him to experience the pleasure of directly improving the lives of others.

He also enjoys sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, and rugby. He loves meeting new people, and trying new things. Mostafa is very excited to be part of the OMS team, which aims to help others learn how they can pursue their dreams in the medical field, and host the best Ottawa OMS conference yet!

Vice President Internal

Sezgi Yanikomeroglu

Sezgi is a grade 11 student in the International Baccalaureate program at Colonel By Secondary School. Pursuing a career in medicine is one of her many goals!

At school, she’s involved in many different clubs, including DECA and the MSA, and is in the process of organizing her school’s first children’s clothing drive for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Sezgi holds a second-degree black belt in karate and runs a self-defence club at her school. She also loves to play tennis both in and outside of school. In her spare time, you can find Sezgi spending time with her friends, playing tennis with her sister, expanding her multilingualism beyond the four languages she uses, and dreaming of traveling the world.

Sezgi is very excited to be a part of the OMS executive team and hopes to help deliver a truly one-of-a-kind conference.

 

Corporate Director

Cameron Macdonald

Cameron Macdonald is a grade 12 international baccalaureate student at Colonel By Secondary School. He decided to be part of OMS when he saw what a great opportunity it would be to learn more about the medical field and meet new people. This is his first year as a part of the OMS Executive team and he is excited to help put together an incredible conference. He hopes to study bioengineering in university and one day work as a pediatric surgeon. Cameron is an avid sailor, and loves to help teach kids and adults how to sail. In his free time he loves to swim and read books. Cameron is super excited to be a part of the OMS this year and can’t wait to share the experience with the rest of the fantastic team!

 

 

Finance Director

Annie Zhang

Annie is currently a grade 12 IB student at Colonel By and is very honoured to once again be apart of OMS Exec Team for the 2017-2018 school year. Her desire to be of help to others led her to grow a genuine interest in the medical field. When she is not studying, she can be found volunteering within the community or doing extracurricular activities such as teaching piano or painting. She is looking forward to another great year and can’t wait for OMS Ottawa’s best conference yet!

 

Logistics Directors

Collin Wang

Collin Wang is a grade 10 student at Colonel By Secondary School enrolled in the IB Program. Collin has always been fascinated by the many possibilities in the field of medicine and he hopes to inspire others through this year’s OMS conference.

Collin participates avidly in extracurriculars. Some of his activities include founding the Colonel By Mock Trial Club, participating in debate club and partaking in student council. In his free time, Collin enjoys playing hockey– both competitively in his club and in his school team, playing piano, and  reading. He also consistently volunteers with the local food bank and various tutoring programs, showing his joy for helping others.

Collin is looking forward to working with an amazing executive team to deliver an inspiring conference.

Jackson Xiao

Jackson is a grade 11 student in the IB program at Colonel By Secondary School and hopes to follow a path in the medicinal field.

Jackson had the opportunity to volunteer at some different hospitals, most notably a hospital abroad in India. There, he witnessed many surgeries in person and met with many well-known surgeons, which developed his interest in medicine.

During Jackson’s free time or when he is procrastinating, he watches Netflix or scrolls through memes on Reddit. He also enjoys freestyle skiing and hopes that he’ll be good enough one day to impress others with his skiing. Jackson is very excited to be a part of OMS 2018 and is looking forward to bringing an awesome conference this year.

Plenary Director

Aryan Singh 

Aryan Singh is a grade 11 student currently enrolled at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School. Aryan has a passion for helping people in need, and this has inspired him to become a medical doctor someday. When Aryan was given the opportunity to be a part of the OMS 2018 executive team, he was thrilled because he would be with a group of individuals who are as passionate about science and medicine as he is.  

For the past four years, Aryan has been working on many research projects at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and most recently, Carleton University. These research projects have varied from creating treatments for HIV to developing a diagnostic test for Breast Cancer.

In his free time, Aryan enjoys volunteering at events, practising Taekwondo, being a part of school clubs, and spending time with his friends and family. Aryan feels privileged to be a part of such a fantastic team, and looks forward to an amazing conference!

Publicity Director

Lynn Zhu

Lynn is currently a Grade 11 student at Lisgar Collegiate Institute. From a young age, Lynn has been passionate about the arts; as a result, this has motivated her to use her graphic design skills in business and science to encourage others to look beyond the borders of a classroom. She is very excited to find so many students who share the same interests of medicine and business!  

Lynn can often be found volunteering, playing music, and running. She is also an advocate for children’s rights and runs a medical charity club at her school, creating fundraisers for children with cleft palates who cannot afford the surgery. Lynn is honoured to work with such a talented team of individuals and hopes that everyone has an unforgettable experience at this year’s OMS conference.

 

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