Team

Lauren Nagel - Co-President

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.

Madison Santos - Co-President

Madison is a second year student in the Department of Bioengineering. Flying since age 17, she holds both a Private Pilot's License as well as a Glider Pilot's License. She is passionate for sharing aviation and aerospace with pilots and enthusiasts alike. In her downtime, you can find Madison painting, playing in student orchestras, and building rockets.

James Ting - PFD

James is a U2 Science student, and is currently studying a major in Computer Science. Growing up in British Columbia, he has always had a fascination with aviation. At the age of 16, he earned his Glider Pilot’s License and earned his Private Pilot’s Licence one year later. Recently, he has earned his Night Rating, his Multi-Engine Rating, and is now working on his Commercial Pilot License, and Multi-Engine IFR Rating. In his free time, he likes to play intramural ultimate, and experiment with new recipes.

Ali Najmaldin - External

Ali is a third-year student at McGill and is studying Bioengineering unfortunately. He is so passionate about aviation that he decided to go for his commercial pilot license. When he’s not flying around Montreal, you will usually find him behind a computer screen coding and solving geeky math problems. If that wasn’t enough of a headache on its own, Ali is also a teaching assistant for the Department of Mathematics & Statistics so that he can be submerged in new diverse complex problems every day all while helping others; the unknown is what gets him up in the morning. He also aspires to be a surgeon one day. So many dreams! As he used to say, “life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”.

Zephir Lorne - VP Sponsorships & Design

Zéphir is a U1 student in Computer Science & Biology. Zéphir took a gap year before entering university to experiment, work and travel. He also took the opportunity to pass his Private Pilot’s License in France. Aside from his studies and his passion for aviation, Zéphir enjoys playing the drums, creating videos and spending some time in nature.

Haoyi Qiu - Communications

Haoyi Qiu is a third year Math & Physiology major student from Calgary, Alberta. In her free time, she loves taking care of her plants and doing pilates. She is the VP Communications at MSFC so if you have any questions or concerns about our listservs or social media, feel free to contact her!

Arezki Allouache- VP Finance

Arezki is a U3 Economics and Statistics student. His interest in aviation stems from growing up in an aviation-enthusiast family that made him develop a true passion for anything related to airplanes. Coming into the role of VP Simulator, Arezki hopes to be able to inspire more McGill students to realize their passions for aviation. Besides that, Arezki enjoys playing soccer, watching basketball, and hanging out with friends.

David Alexander Smith- VP Simulator

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!

James Curran- VP Ground School

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!

Alex Farnsworth - Co-PFD

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!

Rumi Ausaf- Simulator

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!

Justin Matta- Simulator

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!

Celine Oubbet- VP Finance

Celine is currently a third year Management and Finance student at McGill. She has always had a passion for flying. She is planning on getting her PPL this year, making her dream come true. One fun fact about Celine: she still keeps in her room a Barbie airplane she received as a gift at the age of seven. In her free time, she loves to bake, exercise and work on her future social enterprise business plan.

Amogh Kulkarni- Sponsorships

Amogh is in his third year studying Computer Engineering at McGill. He always wanted to be an astronaut, but life happened. When you do not find him working, you will usually find him creating new playlists or in the kitchen experimenting with flavours. If you want to spend hours talking about the universe, feel free to hit him up!