Your 2017 Ryerson Engineering Competition Team


Reza Khonsari


Hey! My name is Reza, and I am in my third year of civil engineering. This year, I am pleased to work along Matthew Smith as your REC 2017 Co-Chair. We are looking forward to organizing the best REC yet and hope you have an amazing experience at REC.


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Nathalia Beltran

VP Logistics

Hi, all! My name is Nathalia Beltran and I am in my last year of Industrial Engineering. I love getting involved at school and in the past have been VP Academics for Industrial Engineering course union and worked with Women in Engineering. As the VP Logistics for this year’s REC I am looking forward to organizing a great weekend for you all. Good luck during the competition!

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Samiha Chowdhury

VP Communications

Hi! I’m Samiha and I’m a third-year chemical engineering student. I’m going to be the VP of Communications for REC this year. I will be updating the website from time-to-time with all the information that you will need. If you have any further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
I am super excited to meet you all at REC!


Abigail Sy

VP Awards

I’m Abigail Sy, and I am working as VP Awards for this year’s REC Committee. I am currently in my third year of Computer Engineering, with interest in robotics and IoT. I’m looking forward to REC 2017, and I hope to see you all there!

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Davis Tang

Co-VP Competitions

Hi! I’m Davis and I’m in my third year of civil engineering. Having been a past participant of REC I’m very excited about serving as one of the VP of Competitions. This will be another great year and I look forward to seeing what everyone will come up with!


Keith Watts

Co-VP Competitions

Hi! I’m Keith Watts and I’m in my 3rd year of aerospace engineering. I like anything that flies and I have a particular interest in aerospace structures and propulsion.  I’ve been working with Davis and Luis to make this REC the biggest and best competition in the history of Ryerson!


Luis Ernesto Sanroman Zugasti

Co-VP Competitions

Hi! My name is Luis and I am VP Competitions along with Davis and Keith. I am going into my third year of Computer Engineering. My interests are sustainable development, free food and hobby electronics. I look forward to seeing all of you during this year’s competition.


Michael Saltat

Co-VP Corporate

Hey! I’m Michael and I’m in my 4th year as a civil engineer. I’ll be one of your VP Corporate Relations this year. My main goal is to obtain external funding and participation from various companies. I’m confident that this year will not only be a success but one to be remembered.


Kundana Balijepalli

 Co-VP Corporate

Hello! My name is Kundana and I am one of the VP of corporate relations. My passion for engineering embarked in grade 10 when I built a kaleidoscope for a physics project and now here I am, in the 3rd year of biomedical engineering. As a VP of corporate relations, I will be responsible for connecting the RyEng community with the industry representatives. I’m excited to see all of your designs and presentations at this year’s competition!