Past Execs

Celina Wan

Celina is a mining engineering student with a B.Sc. in Biology and mathematics. She spends her summer weekends skydiving and enjoys packing parachutes. In class, she fantasizes on flying instead of listening to her lecture. When she is not skydiving, she enjoys cooking, going to the gym and attempts to make her pole dance moves look good but looks more like a clumsy panda sliding down its bamboo.

Daniil Lusus

Daniil is in his fourth year of Mechanical Engineering with minors in German and Computer Science. He hopes to one day get a Private Pilot's License and skydiving qualification. He is alos passionate about aeronautics and aerospace, and hopes to one day work in the space sector. In his free time, you can catch him playing intramural volleyball, reading and building rockets.

Su Su

Su is a U2 student from Materials Engineering. She was born and grew up in Beijing, China. In the three and half years, she finished high school and Cegep in Montreal and got offer from both Materials Engineering and Pharmacology of McGill. With the choice of being an engineer, the journey is just started! She loves sports and trying new activities like skydiving! Her dream is scuba diving and skydiving around the world! Fun fact: Holiday for her means diving!

Nirvair Chawla

Nirvair was involved in MSFC's marketing efforts. She studied Biology at Concordia and is currently a management student at McGill.

Justin Berube

Justin was the fourth co-president along with Alex Farnsworth. He started his aviation ambitions with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, flying since he was 16 y.o., and obtained his Private Pilot License (PPL) at 17. He taught the theory of flight at his local squadron until he aged out, and occasionally flew at the SaintJeansurRichelieu airport. When on the ground, Justin is active in Canadian politics, travels, and is involved with local and student life. Interesting Fact: Justin also plays the Great Highland Bagpipes (wears the kilt too!).

Theo Vala

Théo was VP Finance at MSFC. He is a second year Management student studying Marketing and Information Systems. He was born in Paris, France but moved at the age of 8 to Atlanta, GA. After spending his middle and high school years in the USA, he chose to attend McGill University. His passion for aviation has stuck with him throughout his entire life, and after discovering that McGill had a Flying Club, he directly applied for an exec position, as well as PPL classes. He currently is doing a three year internship at Delta Airlines, and hopes to one day work within this fascinating aviation industry. Other than his passion for aviation, Théo is an avid skier as well as being a drummer for the last 10 years.

Emanuel Uzan

Huzaifa Khanani

Lara Goxhaj

Lara was a Ground School coordinator at MSFC. She studied Computer Science and Physics at McGill. She has a regular habit of being drawn into diverse projects, and can often be found working on applications of artificial intelligence, ultrafast transportation technologies, and anything tech or science related that catches her fancy. When taking a breather from her many projects, she can be found painting, working on her bike, or headed on outdoor adventures.

Alex Farnsworth

Alex is currently managing Pilot for a Day events. Previously, he served as the fourth co-president along with Justin Berube. Alex studied electrical engineering at McGill. He grew up in the Kootenays of British Columbia where the mountains are what turned his head towards the sky. He has his Private Pilot's license as well as Glider instructors rating. When he’s not doing DPM or trying to figure out C++, you can find him scouting out the latest allyoucanfinish sushi restaurant. Interesting Fact: Every summer Alex has taught 15-17 year olds how to fly, they all have their license!

David Alexander Smith

A bilingual student attending McGill University for electrical engineering while simultaneously advancing my aviation career, I have a passion for everything electrical and aspire to apply my combined knowledge in both fields. I want to emphasize safety in aviation while teaching important skills in a safe environment!

Lauren Nagel

Lauren is currently completing her Masters degree in the Division of Experimental Medicine at McGill. She has been flying for two years, completing her RPP and recently her PPL in her 1976 Cessna 172. Lauren also works for the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association working on marketing and outreach. In her free time, she loves to play soccer, cook, and make jokes.