YSA Sydney Committee

Sophia Zhang

President

president@sydney.ysa.org.au

Degree: B. Actuarial Studies / B. Science (Maths) UNSW
Likes: Strongly believes in spreadsheets but appreciates the functionality of R and Matlab
Dislikes: Olives, dried fruit, oily hair
Quote: “If you window shop online, you can close all the tabs in one go before you get emotionally invested in something.” – Sophia Zhang
3 things to bring to a deserted island: A working sense of direction, her notebook, a dog


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Dennis Deng

Vice-President

vicepresident@sydney.ysa.org.au

Degree: B. Commerce / B. Advanced Studies USYD
Likes: Brooklyn Nine Nine, matcha
Dislikes: Tardiness, candy
Quote: “The English language can not fully capture the depth and complexity of my thoughts. So I’m incorporating Emoji into my speech to better express myself. ;)” – Gina Linetti
3 things to bring to a deserted island: Shield potion, wood, pickaxe

Dennis Deng


Tanya Zhou

Secretary

secretary@sydney.ysa.org.au

Degree: B. Education (Secondary Education) / B. Science USYD
Likes: David Attenborough docos, The Office (US), scrolling through cat adoption sites
Dislikes: Peanut butter, doing a titration and getting a WILDLY different value for one titre and it doesn’t make any sense but you don’t have time to cry because you have to repeat it
Quote: “I’m the human form of the 100 emoji.” – Gina Linetti
3 things to bring to a deserted island: Helicopter, helicopter pilot, fuel

Tanya Zhou


Shabrina Yusri

Treasurer

treasurer@sydney.ysa.org.au

Degree: B. Engineering (Mechatronics) (Honours) / M. Biomedical Engineering UNSW
Likes: K-pop, anime, baking
Dislikes: Pickles, creative writing, the fact that women’s clothing don’t have pockets
Quote: “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet just because there’s a picture with a quote next to it.” – Abraham Lincoln
3 things to bring to a deserted island: Lighter, knife, a friend

Shabrina Yusri


Maegan Chan

Science Liaison Officer

sci-liaison@sydney.ysa.org.au

Degree: B. Engineering (Mechatronics) (Honours) / M. Biomedical Engineering UNSW
Likes: Photo-worthy food, sleep
Dislikes: Needles, blood
Quote: “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never see what lies ahead.” – Auguste Gusteau (Ratatouille)
3 things to bring to a deserted island: Bed, phone, fan

Maegan Chan


Theresa Nguyen

Science Liaison Officer

sci-liaison@sydney.ysa.org.au

Degree: B. Commerce USYD
Likes: Finger Monkeys, coffee, winter
Dislikes: Losing her glasses, mosquito bites, pickles
Quote: “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” – Margaret Mead
3 things to bring to a deserted island: A boat, someone to drive it, her glasses

Theresa Nguyen


Skye Ellen Williams-Kelly

Science Liaison Officer

sci-liaison@sydney.ysa.org.au

Degree: B. Advanced Science (Physics) / B. Computer Science UNSW
Likes: Board games, quantum physics, sleep
Dislikes: Cucumbers, being late, grammar mistakes
Quote: “The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” – Douglas Adams
3 things to bring to a deserted island: Guide on how to build a raft/boat, a fully equipped toolbox,  enough wood to build the raft/boat.

Skye Ellen Kelly-Williams


Max Staerk

Socials Coordinator

socials@sydney.ysa.org.au

Degree: B. Communications (Media Arts and Production)/B. International Studies UTS
Likes: Video editing, history, swimming
Dislikes: Swimming through the history of video editing
Quote: Insert funny Simpson’s quote 
3 things to bring to a deserted island:

  • Paper and pen to write a novel (which my descendants will find and make millions in sales)
  • Fake treasure map (to also screw with my descendants, ‘cause they’re making money and not me)
  • A positive attitude (Gotta stay happy, idk)

Max Staerk


Nicholas Tjhin

Socials Coordinator

socials@sydney.ysa.org.au

Degree: B. Commerce UNSW
Likes: Comedies, action movies, space
Dislikes: Writing essays
Quote: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” – Bobby McFerrin
3 things to bring to a deserted island: Loaf of raisin toast, box of 24 chicken nuggets, a CD player playing Ed Sheeran

Nicholas Tjhin


Jaynell Vila

Marketing Officer

marketing@sydney.ysa.org.au

Degree: B. Advanced Science (Infection and Immunity) UTS
Likes: Harry Potter, musicals, photography, BBC Sherlock
Dislikes: Creaking doors at night, cockroaches, mosquitos
Quote: “Shrimp! Heaven! Now!” - MBMBAM Podcast
3 things to bring to a deserted island: The TARDIS, the Doctor, complete Sherlock Holmes Book

Jaynell Vila


Vivienne Deng

Member Without a Portfolio

info@sydney.ysa.org.au

Degree: B. Management (Events) / D. Languages UTS
Likes: Sushi, pho, watching YouTube videos, Criminal Minds
Dislikes: Olives, anything smelly
Quote: “I don’t believe in pressure, fear, or failure just smiles, monsters, and magic” - Matthew Gray Gubler
3 things to bring to a deserted island: Knife, matches, hammock

Vivienne Deng


Mary Nguyen

Member Without a Portfolio

info@sydney.ysa.org.au

Degree: B. Speech Pathology ACU
Likes: Bubbles, music, photography, knitting
Dislikes: Pickles, ants, sound of 2 metal objects rubbing against each other
Quote: “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier” – Mother Theresa
3 things to bring to a deserted island: Book, water, phone to listen to music

Mary Nguyen