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Student Chapter – Members

Kelechi Odoemena

Kelechi Odoemena

Student Chapter President

Kelechi a postgraduate of agricultural economics from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria is interested in using systems thinking and dynamics to addressing complex agricultural challenges mainly within the livestock system. He is a passionate advocate of the methodology being used by young researchers in African countries for a better representation of the distinct complexity and dynamic nature of their agricultural systems.

William Liem

William Liem

Student Chapter Vice-President

William graduated with a BA in Sociology from the University of British Columbia and worked as a research assistant at Columbia University on a longitudinal poverty study, and also worked at a biometrics start-up focused on delivering digital identity to low- and middle-income countries. He then earned his Master of Social Work with a specialization in system dynamics from Washington University in St. Louis. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University, focused on using system dynamics to understand structural injustices leading to disproportionate outcomes of gender and sexual minorities. 

Cherie Dirk Forbes

Cherie Dirk Forbes

Student-Organized Colloquium Co-Chair

Cherié is a PhD Candidate at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) specialising in applied palaeoecology, with a small component of participatory system dynamics. She believes that having a long-term perspective of changes in ecosystem services and using systems-thinking and SD as a tool to interrogate these changes can increase our understanding of social-ecological resilience. Previously she was a Project Manager at SouthSouthNorth and a Consultant at Conservation South Africa working with local communities on climate change adaptation projects and Ecosystem-based Adaptation. Cherié has a passion for biodiversity conservation, sustainable land-use management and environmental education. Cherié loves working with people and is excited to be volunteering as a co-chair of the SD Colloquium (2021-2022).

Min Hu

Min Hu

Secretary

Min earned an LLB in social work and a Master of Social Work (MSW) in China. She worked as a research assistant for program evaluation and development at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for several years. She earned her second MSW (Concentration: international social and economic development; specialization: system dynamics) from Washington University in St. Louis and worked in the Social System Design Lab for system dynamics projects during her study there. She is interested in using system dynamics to understand financial and mental factors affecting families’ financial capability and asset building and mental well-being and their interaction for better interventions dealing with and preventing from undesirable results of financial challenges.

Monique Ann Tiongco

Monique Ann Tiongco

Social Media Coordinator

Monique is an instructor in the Department of Quantitative Methods and Information Technology of the John Gokongwei School of Management at the Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), where she earned her Master of Science in Sustainability Management focused on using systems thinking to understand the influence of entrepreneurial ecosystems to social entrepreneurship. She teaches Sustainability and Social Responsibility as well as Systems Thinking for Sustainability. She is interested in approaching complex social problems with a big-picture perspective and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills while utilizing systems thinking and System Dynamics. Prior to embarking on an academic career, Monique worked as an accountant in a multinational company. She is also one of the co-founders of the Society of Sustainability Practitioners Philippines.

MEMBERS

Here is a list of volunteer members of the Student Chapter. Together they help out with activities related to the Chapter.

2020 – 2021 STUDENT CHAPTER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Kelechi Odoemena – Chapter President

William Liem – Chapter Vice-president

Braveheart Gillani – Student-Organized Colloquium Co-Chair

​Cherie Dirk – Student-Organized Colloquium Co-Chair

2019/2020 STUDENT CHAPTER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Andrijana Horvat – Chapter President

Emiliya Suprun – Chapter Vice-president

Shreya Sonthalia – Chapter Secretary

Kelechi Odoemena – Chapter Management Committee Member

Kuan-Lin Chen – Chapter Management Committee Member

Sergio Alzate – Chapter Management Committee Member

Busra Gencer – Chapter Management Committee Member

Tim Kousemaker – Chapter Management Committee Member

Jennifer Johnson – SD Colloquium Organizer

Laura Upegui – SD Colloquium Organizer

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2018/2019 STUDENT CHAPTER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Andrijana Horvat – Chapter President

Emiliya Suprun – Chapter Vice-president

Shreya Sonthalia – Chapter Secretary

Sergio Alzate – Chapter Management Committee Member

Kuan-Lin Chen – Chapter Management Committee Member

Busra Gencer – Chapter Management Committee Member

Tim Kousemaker – Chapter Management Committee Member

Kelechi Odoemena – Chapter Management Committee Member

Martina Curran – SD Colloquium Organizer

Jennifer Johnson – SD Colloquium Organizer

Laura Upegui – SD Colloquium Organizer

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2017/2018 STUDENT CHAPTER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Larry Gottschamer – Chapter President

Maximilian Happach – Chapter Vice-president

Andrijana Horvat – Chapter Secretary

Sergio Alzate – Chapter Treasurer

Emiliya Suprun – Chapter Management Committee Member

Erika Palmer – SD Colloquium Organizer

Martina Curran – SD Colloquium Organizer

Johanna Gisladottir – SD Colloquium Organizer

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