Elena is a 5th-year business student, majoring in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. To truly practice the skills she learned in her major, she actively pursued consulting projects with several local companies: tackling everything from strategic direction and brand development, to marketing strategies and customer acquisition. Elena believes in encouraging fellow students to embark on the exciting journey of entrepreneurship and she is very excited to be a part of the entrepreneurial family on campus. As the incoming President, she looks forward to leading the eCLUB team and promoting eCLUB's vision at the University of Alberta.
Chris Megraw, VP of Events
Chris Megraw is a 3rd year Bachelor of Commerce student with a specialization in Finance and Accounting. Chris has taken a keen interest in entrepreneurship and consulting over the past year; working on a startup (which has since been stopped) and now founding a consulting firm (ASCG) at the University of Alberta. Chris aims to break down the barriers between faculties at the university, putting in efforts with positions in interdisciplinary clubs and the aforementioned consulting group. After returning on an invitational trip for an entrepreneurship course at Reykjavik University, Chris looks to use his passion and experience in leadership to bring increased entrepreneurial spirit and foster better, more diverse startup teams within the university
Zeinab Elbarrad, VP of Marketing and Public Relations
Zeinab is a 4th year student, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Political Science. While she has not yet found her own entrepreneurial idea to pursue, she is very interested in exploring how innovation can improve our daily lives. She is especially fond of the disruption occurring in the service industry and hopes to one day find a new solution to develop. She hopes to use her communications role at eCLUB to spread the entrepreneurial spirit on campus and encourage students to participate in activities that will inspire them to find their own innovative solutions.
Makena Kigunda, VP of Finance & Director of Events
Makena is an ambitious undergraduate student and avid volunteer. She doesn't own her own business (yet), but she's excited to help others get theirs going. Alongside promoting the entrepreneurial spirit on campus, Makena is also a part of the Enactus University of Alberta team - a group of students who build enterprises based in social entrepreneurship. In her spare time she enjoys reading articles that range from behavioral economics & finance to software programming.
Photo credits: Monika Viktorova
Ryan Seeras, VP of Internal Relations
Ryan is a 5th year political science student who is deeply passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. Although he does not have a business background, he believes that entrepreneurship can be self-taught. Over the last few years, he has been working with a few start-ups in Edmonton and he loves every bit of it. Ryan also believes that it is important to encourage other students, regardless of their academic and professional backgrounds, to engage in entrepreneurship. Thus, by joining eClub, he aims to do just that.
Trixia Maximo, Director of Events
My name is Trixia Maximo, I’m a first-year business student at the University of Alberta. I’m a young female entrepreneur, and my goal is to someday open my own gastropub. I’ve always had an interest in the food industry. I consider myself a foodie! On rare days when I’m not busy, I like to spend time with my dog, and have tv marathons. eClub provides me with a unique environment, that constantly motivates and inspires me to improve my business plan. I’m surrounded by like-minded individuals, who have similar goals as me! Getting to be apart of eClub has been such an honour, and I’m extremely excited for my future with eClub!
Robert McKay, Director of Events
Hi there! My name is Robert McKay I am a third year business student and I am majoring in strategic management with a minor in entrepreneurship. Besides my school life I love to ski, play hockey and I have owned my own company for two years.