Meet the Team
We are a student-owned and operated non-profit organization, and we are dedicated to improving the student experience at every opportunity. We work hard to create an environment where students are inspired to learn, lead and be exceptional.
The only way we create great experiences and opportunities is with great people who truly enjoy helping and supporting students.
Get to know our staff and board of directors who bring passion and personality to Saitsa.
Bekah Callaghan (she/her)
Get to know Volunteer Coordinator, Bekah. "I like to be outside. Whether it’s going for a walk, a hike, or a fun activity like playing paint ball with my friends.”
Kat Dulay (she/her)
Get to know Clubs Coordinator, Kat. "I volunteer to teach ESL to immigrants on top of my regular job. Helping people makes me happy.”
Hana Hossain (she/her)
Meet 2021-22 Board of Director, Hana. "There are so many different aged students at SAIT and it shows that you can do what you want and be successful at any age!"
Dawson Thomas (he/him/they)
Get to know Saitsa VP, Dawson. "I love Italian food. If someone can cook lasagna they are always welcome to come over to my place!"
Jasmin Bhatti (she/her)
Meet Jasmin, a Board Member in the 2021-22 Board of Directors. "I like to go for walks near the Bow River. It's a vibrant place and busy with people!"
Liam Hunter (he/him)
Meet 2021-22 Saitsa President, Liam. "I'm the happiest when I'm sipping a rock-solid IPA at the top of Mount Douglas in Victoria."
Rio Valencerina (he/him)
This is Rio, the Manager of Governance and Advocacy! "I’ll never complain about a good burger and fries! No tomatoes on the burger, please!"
Herlina Siagan (she/her)
Get to know Herlina, the Administrative Assistant at the Resource Centre. "I have been on a last-minute camping trip in a parking lot at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park with some friends!"
Truc Than (she/her)
Get to know another one of our Board Members, Truc! "I enjoy binge watching the Big Bang Theory! Despite the show being over, I love rewatching it!
MacLean Jarvis (she/her)
Meet MacLean, a member of our Board of Directors! "I am happiest walking around popular areas within Calgary (Inglewood, etc.) and getting lost while listening to music."
Get to know Sunra, the Administrative Assistant at the Governance and Advocacy Office! "I have a YouTube channel where I post videos of me singing!"
Jaira Velasco (she/her)
This is Jaira, one of the 2021-22 Board of Directors! "My favourite meal is white truffle pasta!"