Your ACU

The Aerospace Course Union consists of 8 members.
Our duty is to serve the undergraduate Aerospace Engineering students at Ryerson University. 

Naman Katiyar

Naman Katiyar

President

Hi I’m Naman and I’m in my third year of Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson and this year I’m your president. Since I read all there is to know about the universe and I’m constantly looking up at the stars, I hope to pursue the spacecraft stream. I enjoy working out, sleeping, getting things done as fast as possible, and more sleeping. I have no idea what I’m doing yet but I’m determined to make sure all 4 years are supported by the ACU so we can all accomplish great things. I currently do Boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu jitsu, wrestling, and gymnastics. I plan to be involved in many other teams and clubs in the following years and I’m super excited to meet all of you!

I can be contacted by my email, naman.katiyar@ryerson.ca, or anytime I’m lost in the mystical lands of Kerr Hall.

Natalie Sidorenko

Natalie Sidorenko

VP Operations

Hey! My name is Natalie, I’m going into my fourth year of aerospace engineering, and I will be your VP Ops for this year. I am currently in the aircraft stream but am still unsure what exactly I want to do after graduating, I’m hoping that experience at an internship will clear that up. Other than stressing about school, I love to paint, bike, embroider, bake (pretty much anything your grandma enjoys so do I). This year I really want to bring y’all some great merch, whether it be some amazing sweaters or a cool patch, I want to make sure you will really love it.

If you have any ideas for merch you want to see, or just questions in general, feel free to email me at nsidorenko@ryerson.ca!

Ninaad Rathod

Ninaad Rathod

VP Finance

Name’s Ninaad, I am a 3rd year Aerospace Student and my role this year is Vice President Finance. Aviation and military aircrafts have always fascinated me. I am originally from Northern B.C, moved to Toronto just to pursue my passion in designing and studying aircrafts. This past summer, I was fortunate to land an internship and realized, Project Management is also one of the things I love. During my free time, I love to work on my car, go camping and explore the countryside. I also enjoy cooking and try to make new recipes whenever I get a chance. Initially, when I joined Ryerson, I was planning on taking the aircraft stream, but as of right now, I am leaning towards Avionics. My main goal this year for ACU is to secure as much funding as possible to run many events to increase the community’s exposure to different things like the industry as well as their fellow peers.

You can contact me at my email nrathod@ryerson.ca anytime or hit me up on my instagram @ninaadrathod

Feel Free to connect on linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/ninaadrathod

Adrian Garcia

Adrian Garcia

VP Student Life

Hey guys! I’m Adrian, going into my third year of aerospace engineering and will be the VP Student Life for the 2020/21 academic year. I will be in charge of coordinating events for all the aerospace students. I am always open to creating new friendships and eager to hear what you guys want to do for this year. COVID has hit us hard however it gives us no reason to enjoy this coming year. A little bit about myself, I have played 14 years of competitive soccer but I’m a huge nerd so you’ll get me watching Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter or Star Wars. The stream I plan on studying is Spacecraft Robotics. I have a love for space and the voyages we can experience in space. I recently finished my summer internship at MDA working in the Guidance, Navigation and Controls department working with the likes of CSA, NASA and SpaceX so if there are any questions anyone has about the field please don’t hesitate to ask.

If you need to reach me please send me an email: a10garcia@ryerson.ca

Kenz Jospeh Geo

Kenz Jospeh Geo

VP Communication

Hey guys, my name is Kenz Joseph Geo (he/him). I am a 3rd year Aerospace Engineering student and my role this year is VP Communication for the ACU. Airplanes have always fascinated me and making something that flies just seemed super cool. I was born and raised in Kerela, India and moved to Canada in 2010, meaning I have spent half of my life in Canada and the other half in India. I am in the aircraft stream and I am looking forward to studying more about it. I am a very active person and enjoy being outdoors. During my free time I enjoy playing all kinds of sports including soccer, volleyball, basketball, and ultimate frisbee. As VP Communication I plan on doing my best to get you guys information through our social media channels.

Feel free to contact me anytime at my email kgeo@ryerson.ca, connect with me on linkedin at www.linkedin.com/in/kenz-geo, or just message me on Instagram @kenz_geo.

Mohemmedarif Shariff

Mohemmedarif Shariff

VP Outreach

Mishran Haque

Mishran Haque

VP Education

Hii everyone, I’m Mishran and I am ACU’s Vice President Education for the year of 2020-2021. I will be responsible for hosting academic events this year, as well as helping you guys with any academic related matter. I am in my 3rd year of Aerospace Engineering and planning on pursuing the spacecraft stream as I am obsessed with rockets and space exploration. Other than trying to survive the course load, I love playing video games, working out and trying to manage a social life. I am usually on campus 24/7 (when it’s open of course), so if you ever see me feel free to say hi. I am super excited to be a part of ACU this year and work alongside this amazing team to bring you guys the best Aerospace Experience. Looking forward to sharing amazing experiences this year! You guys can hit me up on any of the following:

Email: mishran.haque@ryerson.ca
Instagram: @_haquee
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/mishran-haque

Wasiq Ahmed

Wasiq Ahmed

VP Strategic Development

Wasiq Ahmed (aka Sugar Baba) is a 4th year avionics student. He is the VP strategic development for the year 2020-2021. Wasiq is passionate about cellphones, airplanes and cars. He has watched “The Office” 7 times and aims to pump those numbers up. He firmly believes that pineapples belong on pizza. He wants to become a jet-fighter pilot and wants to run his own business in the future.

Furthermore, Wasiq’s goal this year is to raise awareness for mental health, especially amongst engineering students. He is enthusiastic about the opportunity to give back to the aerospace community and excited to help fellow students succeed by representing their needs and ideas. You can reach out to him during his office hours at the ACU office or slide into his dms on insta @realsugarbaba.
Feel Free to connect on linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/mwasiqahmed

Puria Pezeshki

Puria Pezeshki

VP Strategic Development

Hi I’m Puria, I’m in my 3rd year of aerospace engineering.

Simona Carnevale

Simona Carnevale

Upper Year Representative

Hi everyone!! I’m Simona (she/her), I’m in third year aerospace and I’m this year’s upper year rep! A little about me, growing up I did ballet and studied vocal music, and later went to an arts high school! So you’re probably wondering how I ended up in engineering right? Well it’s a little out of spite. When I was in the second grade a boy told me girls that couldn’t be astronauts, I thought that was absurd and inaccurate but it’s 12 years later and here I am 🙂

Anyways, I’m super excited for this year despite online classes and I hope everyone has a great semester! If you have any questions/concerns or you just want to discuss any vampire-related tv show or movie you can reach me at scarnevale@ryerson.ca or dm me on Instagram at simona_edera !

Harsimar Saggu

Harsimar Saggu

Second Year Representative

Hi, I’m Harsimar and I’m a second year Aerospace Engineering student at Ryerson and I’ll be the Second Year Rep for this academic year. With an engaging and friendly personality, I involve myself in extra activities. Also being a professional drone racer, I love exploring the world through the sky. I love to play the guitar and sing. I enjoy driving along the countryside and long beach walks. I hope to bring the best on the table and I’m proud to be a part of ACU. I’m super excited for this year and wish to meet you all soon.
You can reach me by my email at harsimarsingh.saggu@ryerson.ca or fell free to text me on my Instagram @harsimar24

Alexia Economou

Alexia Economou

First Year Representative

Hi everyone! I’m Alexia Economou (she/her), currently in my first year of aerospace, and will be the first year rep for this year! As a kid, I always had a fascination for space, which grew the older I got. I started watching documentaries, reading books, and even managed to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to meet a few of the astronauts. Some fun things about me are that I enjoy rewatching movies and tv shows an unhealthy amount of times, I love anything to do with weather or natural disasters, and my favourite sport to play is volleyball.

I know Covid has limited our ability to get the full first year experience and interact with each other so feel free to contact me on any of my socials below to ask questions or mention any first year concerns. I’m very excited to be a part of ACU and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the school year brings!

Email: alexia.economou@ryerson.ca
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexia-economou-3922891b5/

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