Your ACU

The Aerospace Course Union consists of 9 members.
Our duty is to serve the undergraduate Aerospace Engineering students at Ryerson University. 

Ninaad Rathod

Ninaad Rathod

President

Name’s Ninaad, I am a 4th-year Aerospace Student and the President of your course union. Aviation and military aircraft have always fascinated me. I am originally from Northern B.C, moved to Toronto just to pursue my passion in designing and studying about aircraft. 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. The stream that I chose was avionics as learning about the instrument’s side of things was compelling to me. I hope to take this knowledge and apply it in the real world in the field of aerospace or automotive. My main goal this year for ACU is to make sure the events which will be held are to connect the community and are also beneficial for professional development. 

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

Saket Bharade

Saket Bharade

VP Operations

Hello there! I’m Saket Bharade and I’ll be going into my second year of Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson and I’ll be your VP of operations for this academic year. I was born and raised in India and I moved to Qatar in 2012 and I have been here since. I’m thrilled about Moving to Canada and finally meeting everyone. My role would be to look over the ACU office and inventory so I’ll probably be there whenever you need me, and if you are interested in the best merch in all of ENG it would be designed by yours truly this academic year! Fun facts about me: I really like food, planes, singing and cars; HIMYM > FRIENDS (you cannot change my mind), Also, I’m a little deaf so if I ask you to repeat yourself three times, that’s not a joke I’m actually that deaf. I like driving and travelling a lot. Last minute road trip/travel to another country? HMU!! Connect with me on Instagram @__saket_ or email me at saket.bharade@ryerson.

 

Simona Carnevale

Simona Carnevale

VP Finance

Hi everyone!! I’m Simona (she/her), I’m in fourth year aerospace and I’m this year’s VP Finance! 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 couldn’t be astronauts, I thought that was absurd and inaccurate but it’s 13 years later and here I am 🙂 

 Anyways, I’m super excited for this year 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 @simona_edera !

Levi Gregorash

Levi Gregorash

VP Student Life

“You can take the man out of the student life, but you can’t take the student life out of the man.” 

Hello friends, my name is Levi (he/him) and I am a 4th (5th ?) year Aerospace Student! I have been the first-year rep and student life previously, which means you better be ready for an awesome year of events! We’ve got great plans for online and *knock on wood* in-person events, so buckle up either way, and wear your seatbelt! I am a die hard space stream kid (Jeff who?) and even got to attend the Falcon Heavy maiden launch & ask Bill Nye a question. Yes, I have seen Attack on Titan, so I will respond to Levi Heichou. Either way, I like to think I’m a pretty outgoing person, so if you see me walking down the street don’t be afraid to say hi or message me on instagram or email! Cheers! 

 Instagram: ljgregorash

Email: lgregorash@ryerson.ca

Khadeeja Azizi

Khadeeja Azizi

VP Communication

Hi I’m Khadeeja and I’m in my second year of Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson; this year I’m your VP of Communications. I have loved the beauty and mysteries of outer space ever since I was young and hope to pursue the spacecraft stream. A little bit about me: I have spent many years taking swimming courses and finally earned a swimming instructor license, along with CPR and first aid certifications. In my free time I enjoy painting, going on hikes with my family and spending time with my adorable Siamese cat. I’m very excited to be a part of ACU for the  2021-2022 year! As VP of Communications I plan on doing my best to inform the Aerospace student body about events and opportunities.

Email: khadeeja.azizi@ryerson.ca

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/khadeeja-sabir-azizi-569248192 

Instagram: khadeeja.azizi

Rochelle Suarez-Tapanes

Rochelle Suarez-Tapanes

VP Outreach

Hey everyone, I’m Rochelle, and as you can tell by the heading under my name, I’ll be the VP Outreach for this year! Other than watching planes go overhead or looking up to space (and drowning in homework 24/7), I enjoy many things such as nature, art, music, and staring into the void at 2am :P. I’m also really interested in weather or anything to do with natural phenomena/disasters. I’m excited to make the most out of the year with you all.

If you have any opinions/ideas or just want my socials, you can reach out to me through rsuareztapanes@ryerson.ca or find me at  _ro.chelle_ on insta ;D (please don’t spoil AOT I’ve seen enough). My Linkedin is www.linkedin.com/in/rochelle-st–feel free to connect!

Alexia Economou

Alexia Economou

VP Education

Hi everyone! I’m Alexia Economou (she/her), currently in my second year of aerospace, and will be the VP Academic 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 re-watching movies and tv shows an unhealthy amount of times, and I love anything to do with weather or natural disasters. Feel free to contact me on any of my socials below to ask questions or mention any concerns. I’m very excited to be a part of this year’s ACU team and 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/

Naman Katiyar

Naman Katiyar

VP Strategic Development

Hi I’m Naman and I’m in my fourth year of Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson and this year I’m your VP Strategic Development. 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 this year 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 Strategic Development

Hello, I’m Natalie (she/her) and I’m going into my fifth year of Aerospace Engineering. Along with Naman, I will be one of your VP Strategic Developments this year. I am in the aircraft stream and slowly pushing my way to the finish line, it has been a long but rewarding journey. In my spare time I enjoy painting, biking, embroidering, crocheting, and baking (I truly am a bit of a grandmother in the hobbies area). I look forward to helping out this year’s ACU team and all of you in Aerospace!

 

Feel free to reach me through email at nsidorenko@ryerson.ca and hopefully I’ll be able to meet y’all in person this coming year!

Negin (Ace)

Negin (Ace)

First-Year Representative

Greetings fellow aerospace enthusiasts! My name’s Ace (She/Her), and I’m your first-year representative. I am deeply passionate about astronomy and space exploration, so I’m hoping to pursue the spacecraft stream. My favorite pastime activities are reading about history/fashion history, watching/reading vintage anime/manga, playing the guitar, reading novels, and folding origami. I look forward to working with the ACU and the students this year! If you have any concerns don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email or discord.
Email: negin.abdollahi@ryerson.ca
Discord: AceyMacey#3022

Lasya Kagolanu

Lasya Kagolanu

Third-Year Representative

Hey everyone!! My name’s Lasya and I’m going to be the 3rd year rep this year. I’ve had a fascination for all things space since forever and hope to pursue the spacecraft stream too! In my free time, I like playing the guitar, eating some good ramen, reading 7 different mangas at once, or (failing at) skateboarding. I also love learning new languages and am working on my 5th one right now.

That said, I’m super excited to be working with the ACU this year! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out by email (lkagolanu@ryerson.ca) or instagram (lasya_kagolanu). Looking forward to a great year!