Peripheral Executive Team

As essential part of the MSSS team is made up of the peripheral executive, these positions are a unique mix, including our Internal Assistant, Society Administrator, the Formal Committee, Chief Returning Officer, Outreach Coordinator, Sponsorship Coordinator, Wellness Liaison, Photography Coordinator, Media Design Coordinators, Diversity Officer, as well as our Welcome Week Planners. 

These members provide support, motivation and take care of all the little details in a big way!

Peripheral Positions

About Me

Hello! My name is Rebecca and I’m in my fourth year of Health and Society, specializing in mental health and addiction & pursuing a business studies certificate & an applied social sciences research certificate. I'm super excited to be involved with the MSSS again as the internal assistant! A little bit about myself is I love trashy reality tv, the zoo & iced oat matcha lattes (:

Rebecca Cecim

Position: Internal Assistant

Email: internalassistant@themsss.com

Program: Health and Society, Sp. in Mental Health and Addiction

About Me

Hi all! my name is Imaan, and I am a fourth-year political sciences student specializing in public law and judicial studies and also pursuing a concurrent certificate in essential French. Asides from being your society admin for my last year at McMaster I am an avid bookworm, bubble tea connoisseur, and movie soundtrack geek! I also like to make my own jewelry. I'm looking forward to working with the student body and helping you out with concerns and questions that you may have.

Imaan Jawad

Position: Society Administrator

Email: societyadmin@themsss.com

Program: Political Science IV (Specialization in Public Law and Judicial Studies)

About Me

Fatima Panchbhaya

Position: Media and Design Coordinator

Email: mediadesign@themsss.com

Program: Political Science II

About Me

Hey everyone! My name is Dana Arafat, and I am your Chief Returning Officer for the 2022/2023 year! I'm in my 4th year of Political Science! My interests include photography, travelling, and cooking!

Dana Arafat

Position: Chief Returning Officer

Email: elections@themsss.com

Program: Political Science IV

About Me

I’m a 4th year student in Political Science specializing in Public Law and Judicial Studies, while also doing Sociology as a minor! I love to draw and paint, and hope that I can do freelance work for art sometime in the future!

Rabbab Akhtar

Position: Outreach Coordinator

Email: outreach@themsss.com

Program: Political Science Sp. Public Law & Judicial Studies IV

About Me

Hi everyone, my name is Zuzanna and I'm the Sponsorship Coordinator this year! I'm currently in my fourth year of the Honours Political Science program, specializing in Global Citizenship. My interests involve volunteering, as well as cooking and baking! I am always trying to collect recipes and ideas of dishes from my friends, family and anyone willing to share! I'm very much looking forward to working with you all and making this year great 🙂

Zuzanna Wolos

Position: Sponsorship Coordinator

Email: sponsorship@themsss.com

Program: Political Science IV (Specialization in Global Citizenship)

About Me

Hey everyone, my name is Miarose Diab, I am a third-year Honors Political Science major completing a minor in business. I am extremely excited to start working with the MSSS, this is my first year being a part of the team and keen to get started. A main reason why I chose to come to McMaster was the community and family feeling the school brings, so I am eager to meet people, make friends and appreciate the McMaster family. In my free time you will definitely find me watching every single real housewife show to ever air, unhealthy addiction for sure. I love spending my time outside, hiking, adventures, beach days, and hanging with friends and family.

Miarose Diab

Position: Diversity Officer

Email: diversity@themsss.com

Program: Political Science III

About Me

Hi! I'm Anna and I use she/her pronouns. I'm in my second year and very happy to be in the social psychology program! I'm incredibly passionate about photography, and I'm excited to be able to take lots of photos for the MSSS! Taking portraits is my specialty; being able to capture someone's genuine self is such a gratifying experience.

Anna Wienburg

Position: Photography Coordinator

Email: photographer@themsss.com

Program: Social Psychology II

About Me

Hello, my name is Adrian Mesly and I’ll be a student representative for 2022-2023. I am currently in Political Science specializing in Public Law and Judicial Studies. I love Formula 1 and working out. I’m excited to work with the rest of the MSSS to bring you a fun and engaging school year!

Adrian Mesly

Position: Studen Rep

Email: studentreps@themsss.com

ProgramPolitical Science

About Me

I was the first-year rep for the MSSS as well and loved my time so much that I thought I'd extend my time here! I will also be a member of BluCru this year. Other than that, I have an unhealthy obsession with my cat, Tofu and really like anything strawberry!

Haniya Rahman

Position: Student Rep

Email: studentreps@themsss.com

Program: Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour II

About Me

Hello everyone! My name is Helen Kottaras and I am a Political Science student specializing in Public Law and Judicial Studies with a minor in English and Cultural Studies. In my free time, I enjoy working out, cooking, and watching true crime documentaries!

Helen Kottaras

Position: Student Rep

Email: studentreps@themsss.com

Program: Political Science (Specialization in Public Law and Judicial Studies)

About Me

Hey everyone! My name is Molly Bautista (she/her) and I’m going into my third year of Human Behaviour with a minor in mental health, addictions & society, and I am also completing a business studies certificate! During my free time, I love to spend time with my cousins, draw, and read! During summer break, I spent most of my days at work in a long-term care facility which I love very much. The residents always have a way of making me laugh which makes my day a thousand times brighter.

Molly Bautista

Position: Student Rep

Email: studentreps@themsss.com

Program: Human Behaviour, Minor in Mental Health, Addictions and Society

Formal Committee

About Me

Hello! My name is Jenna Hirji (she/her), and I am a 4th year Honours Political Science student who is specializing in Global Citizenship and pursing a minor in Global Peace and Social Justice. I was a part of the formal committee last year and I had such a great time planning the Bridgerton formal that I applied again. I am really interested in spirituality and astrology and would love to show anyone my growing crystal collection. Additionally, I am passionate about social justice and human rights and am applying to apply to law school. I’m looking forward to planning another successful formal and am delighted to work the rest of the MSSS for another year!

Jenna Hirji

Position: Formal Chair

Email: formal@themsss.com

Program: Political Science IV (Specialization in Global Citizenship) Minor in Global Peace and Social Justice

About Me

My name is Bushra Helbah (she/her). I am going into my fourth year as a Political Science with Specialization in Law and Judicial Studies student also with a Business Certificate! A fun fact about me is I kind of have a miniature zoo at my house… I have 5 dogs, 3 cats, a parrot, a bearded dragon, and a tortoise! I also may or may not have a slight shopping addiction… I LOVE to plan events and everything to do with decor. Looking forward to putting on a spectacular formal with this amazing formal committee and executive team!

Bushra Helbah

Position: Formal Chair

Email: formal@themsss.com

Program: Political Science IV (Specialization in Public Law and Judicial Studies)

About Me

Hey SocSci!! My name is Kayleigh Frias (she/her), and I am part of the MSSS for the 2022-2023 academic year as a Formal Committee Member. I’m going into my fourth year of Honours Health and Society and pursuing a minor in Psychology. This is my first year being involved with the MSSS, and I’m so excited to be a part of this team. Along with my role as a BluCru Representative for Welcome Week, I am looking forward to this year and all I have to offer to make it memorable. Some things about me are that I enjoy reading, painting, and trying new foods!!

Kayleigh Frias

Position: Formal Committee

Email: formal@themsss.com

Program: Health and Society IV (Minor in Psychology)

About Me

Hi! My name is Chloe Frias (she/her) and I’m so excited to be a part of the MSSS for the 2022-2023 academic year as a Formal Committee Member 🤍 I'm going into my 4th year of Honours Health & Society and completing a minor in Business. A little bit about myself: my favourite travel destinations are France and Italy. My favourite meal of the day is brunch (waffles > pancakes), and I spend most of my days reading books and playing sudoku. Most of all, I love volunteering and trying new things so I am very excited to be working with the MSSS this year.

Chloe Frias

Position: Formal Committee

Email: formal@themsss.com

Program: Health and Society IV (Minor in Business)

About Me

Hey SocSci!! my name is Brooke (She/Her) and I am part of the MSSS Formal Committee for the 2022-2023 academic year!! I’m in my fourth year of social psychology! I am so excited to be a part of the formal committee this year 💙💛 I am so happy that I get to work alongside some of the most amazing individuals in planning this year's formal!! In addition to my involvement in the MSSS, I volunteer for a not-for-profit emotional support chat center, I am one of this year's BluCru representatives and I work as a lifeguard/swim instructor!! In my free time, I love to paint, hang out with my friends, and spend all my money at Lululemon and Aritzia!!

Brooke Collier

Position: Formal Commitee

Email: formal@themsss.com

Program: Social Psychology IV

Our Team

Core Executive Team

The core executive team makes up the heart of the MSSS, and are the governing body of our student society. 

Peripheral Executive Team

These members provide support, motivation and take care of all the little details in a big way.

Student Representatives

The Student Reps ensure that the flow of communication between the various years of study in the Social Sciences and the MSSS can remain open.

Welcome Week Representatives

Blu Cru is a Welcome Week Representative team operated by the MSSS. The team is comprised of upper-year Social Sciences students, whose goal is to help transition the incoming class.

Program Societies

11-Program specific societies that aim to showcase department versatility through academic and social programming.

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