The Council

Michael Bellucci (he/him) | President |

Hi BIOC and IHI! My name is Michael and I am so excited to serve as President this year! I love talking about science, politics, and food with anyone who will care to listen. While I’m usually in the lab begging my cells to grow properly, I also love to cook (and eat) and explore the city with friends. If you want to talk about BUGS, life in biochem, or anything your heart desires, feel free to reach out!

Jessica Staicu (she/her) | VP External |

Hi! I’m Jessica—your returning VP External from last year. I’m your main contact for all clothing order related business as well as the voice of SUS on BUGS! My hobbies include complaining about all my classes and spending money, as well as cooking/baking for my friends on good days.

Anthony (he/him) | VP Internal |

Hi, I’m Anthony and I’m thrilled to serve as your VP Internal this year. A fun fact about me is I love languages. In fact I speak four, can you guess them? Another cool fact about me is that I grew up playing hockey and had the chance to play alongside some incredibly talented individuals currently playing in the NHL.

Emma (she/her) | VP Finance |

Hey there! I’m Emma and I manage the money for BUGS. I spend most of my time at the lab but when I’m not at McMed, I love to bike, cook, and knit. I’m so excited to be a part of council this year and to meet many of you!

Meghan (she/her) | VP Communications |

Hi, I’m Meghan! I’m the one who sends all our emails and updates our social media! This is my second year on BUGS, and I’m so excited to be joining the team again. When I’m not studying or in the lab, I love Irish dance, skiing, and hiking!

Mavis (she/her) | VP Social |

Sometimes (or a lot of the time) I like to lay in Jeanne-Mance and contemplate my impending graduation, for fun of course. :’) Besides ruminating in the park, I find myself spending an absurd amount of money on bixi bikes and small local Montreal cafes. I’m also a horror movie fiend, but especially during spooky season.

Farah (she/her) | Director of Charity and Fundraising |

Hello everyone, my name is Farah and I am beyond excited to be joining BUGS this year as DCF. I love music, sports, and meeting new people, so please feel free to reach out to me! Looking forward to meeting you all at our upcoming events.

Yi Fei (she/her) | Director of Academic Affairs |

I have an unhealthy obsession with making Spotify playlists, I’ve fostered 14 cats and 2 bunnies in the last two years, and I love ice cream.

Phillipe (he/him) | Director of Student Affairs |

My favourite pastime is drinking so much espresso that I start bouncing off the walls, and then attempting to read a book. I also enjoy playing hockey, watching movies, and playing board games.

Tiffany (she/her) | IHI Rep |

Hey! My name is Tiffany and I’m from just outside of Toronto! I love listening to all kinds of music and watching trash reality tv. Feel free to message me for any questions about IHI or just to chat!

Daniel (he/him) | U3 Rep |

I spend way too much time golfing! Hobbies of mine are running, playing poker and history. I also collect watches.

Aamir (he/him) | U3 Rep |

Hey guys, I’m Aamir! Fun fact about me is that my weekly screen time on tik Tok is abnormally high 🙂 In my free time, I like to cook, read, walk around the city, and procrastinate.

Diana (she/her) | U2 Rep |

I love to be active, hike, travel, and experience new things. One of my favourite MTL hobbies is trying new food spots because the city is so diverse and there are so many amazing new things to try.

Vandana (she/her) | U2 Rep |

I enjoy hiking, running, and being out in nature. I also play the cello in my string quartet here in Montreal. Fun fact: I am a triplet!

Farah (she/her) | U1 Rep |

I grew up around a lot of different people and cultures, and my response was to develop a hobby of reading about very different things, then writing about them, then debating them into oblivion. So if you’re looking for someone to debate you about politics and the role science plays in all this, I’m your girl.

Grisha (he/him) | U1 Rep |

I enjoy the culinary arts and fermentation, such as making kombucha, ginger beer and kvass, but really dislike baking. I love my racquet sports; I actively play badminton, tennis and am not too bad at squash and ping pong. I missed prime mushroom picking season here because I waited too long to go and am absolutely devastated.