2013/2014 Executive Council

The P.S. Warren Geological Society is run by an elected volunteer executive.

President – Noushin Yari

noushinHi everyone! My name’s Noushin Yari and I will be the el presidante for this year and I am in my last year of geology. I have a keen interest in hydrogeology and I got to work with some awesome hydrogeologists this past summer at Cenovus. I hope we make this an awesome year for everyone and hope to see new faces out at our events! Last thing…I really like obsidian!



Vice President External – Davis MacDonald

davisHi, my name is Davis MacDonald and I will be VP external this year! I’m from Calgary and going into my 3rd year of geology. I had a great time last year as the 2nd year rep and will be doing all I can to make 2013/2014 even better. I couldn’t find myself a summer job in geology this year but really how many people can say they’ve worked in a graveyard like me? We’ve got tonnes of great events in the works already and I’m really looking forward to another great year!


Vice President Internal – Cosette Gilmour


Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Cosette Gilmour and I’m the VP Internal. This is my second year being on the P.S. Warren exec (last year I was a Social Convenor), and it’s lots of fun! I’m currently rockin’ my 4th year of Geology (yay geo puns!) and I spent my summer in Calgary working at Shell. It was a great experience but I’m a hard rock girl at heart. Most people know me as the space rock girl cause I’m fascinated by asteroids! If you have any questions or just want to chat, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Treasurer – Jesse Jones


My names Jesse Jones. I’m in my third year of geology and am the current acting treasurer for the P.S. Warren society. I was a member of the society last year and was impressed with all of the activities and functions P.S. Warren was able to arrange so I decided to get involved.




Secretary – Chelsey Hay


Hi everyone, I’m Chelsey Hay and I am the Secretary for 2013/2014. This is my third year in the Geology program and I am interested in a career in petroleum exploration. This past summer I was fortunate enough to work for Tourmaline Oil Corp. in Calgary. I enjoy travelling and spending time outdoors and with my horses! I’m looking forward to another year of great times with the EAS crew!

Sports Representatives – Derek Hayes and Gerald Schenk 

derekHey guys, I’m Derek Hayes and I am one of the sports reps for this year along with Gerald Schenk. I’m entering my 3rd year here at the U of A, studying geology of course. Anyone is welcome to join the intramural sports teams PSW has to offer, and if you have any questions, feel free to email me at dahayes@ualberta.ca.





geraldMy name is Gerald Schenk and I am one of the sports reps. My goal is to make sure that everyone participates in sports activities. It is a good way to relieve stress and meet new people.




ion Representatives – Garrett Harris and Kay-Cee Hermanson

garrettMy name is Garrett Harris, and I am one of the grad representatives for PS Warren. My major duties include organizing the Earth Ring ceremony and banquet, but also fundraising for these events. Our goal as grad reps is to ensure graduation goes smoothly and we remember this year for the rest of our lives!



Hey there! My name is Kay-Cee Hermanson and I’m one of the Grad Reps! I’m in my 4th and FINAL year of geology and was raised on a farm by Standard, AB. This year, I am in charge of making sure YOUR graduation is the best night of your life! Fun facts- I love dodgeball, cows and rocks (especially shiny ones)!


Social Conveners – Peter St. Onge and Tessa Wilson 


My name is Peter St. Onge and I am one of the Social Conveners for the 2013-2014 academic year. I was born and raised in Calgary and I’m currently in my third year of undergraduate studies here at the U of A. I have always enjoyed practically everything to do with rocks and I hope to one day lead my own research in the field. In the meantime, I look forward to doing my part in planning events that help make PSW a strong community within the U of A. If you have any suggestions for events please don’t hesitate to contact me!


TessaHello, my name is Tessa Wilson and I’ll be one of your Social Conveners this year.  I’m currently in my 3rd year of Geology. I love hiking and biking, and if I could spend everyday atop a mountain I would. We have a lot of exciting events ahead of us and I can’t wait to start another year of adventures with all of my fellow rock lovers!

Environmental Earth Science Representative – Ryan Green

RyanHi there! My name is Ryan Green and I am the Environmental Earth Science Representative on the executive council for 2013/2014. I am currently in my 4th and final year specializing in the Environmental Earth Science program here at the U of A. I am a born and raised Calgarian (Go Flames!) who is very passionate about the outdoors. I spent the last two summers at ConocoPhillips working in their Health Safety and the Environment (HSE) team and before that spent a summer working at a sour gas plant with Perpetual Energy. If you have any questions about the E&ES program I encourage you to contact me and I hope I see you all around!

Second Year Rep – Isabelle Zelazny

Hi Everyone! I’m Isabelle Zelazny and I am the secondyear rep for the 2013/2014 year. I moved to Edmonton last year from Calgary. Since coming here I started playing squash, joined an inner tube water polo team which is a lot of fun (P.S. Warren has a team too!) as well as continuing figure skating. I hope to see a lot of you coming out to P.S. Warren events this year because there are a lot of great ones planned and a bunch of awesome people to meet. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask, izelazny@ualberta.ca