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Shannon Thompson

Shannon Thompson

Bar Manager

You had me at beer. I am a PhD student at the University of Ottawa studying psychiatric epidemiology. I’m ready to talk science, baseball (go tigers!) and movies over some local craft beer!

Chantal Pileggi

Chantal Pileggi

Our Society team

I am postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa studying obesity and metabolism. I love hoppy beers and nerding-out to a good science talk!

Alexanne Cuillerier

Alexanne Cuillerier

Bar Manager Our Society team

I am a PhD student working on rare genetic mitochondrial diseases. Originally from Montréal, I moved to Ottawa to pursue my grad studies. Outside of the lab, I do ballet, arts & crafts, some cooking, and enjoy having a pint with my friends.

Jérôme Claude

Jérôme Claude

Bar Manager

Being a nerd through and through, I figured I might as well get paid for it and chose a career in science. I’m currently working on my PhD in Physics, looking at new models to explain dark matter. I love to talk about everything science, and doing so with a beer in hand is just an added bonus.

Kaitlyn Margison

Kaitlyn Margison

Atoms to Galaxies team

Best described as a "scientific neophiliac", I always find myself indulging in as much and as diverse science as possible. From organic chemistry to immunometabolism- I enjoy learning all things science. When not in the lab, you'll find me biking along the canal or searching for the next best IPA.....

Caitlin Simopoulos

Caitlin Simopoulos

Bar Manager Our body

I’m a biologist at heart, but prefer to explore science through the computer using bioinformatics. I really love to share my passion for science with everyone I meet, especially over a pint or two!

Daniel Duan

Daniel Duan

Our Body team

With an education background in Pharmaceutical Sciences, I work at the Ottawa Heart Institute as a radiopharmaceutical technologist. I am passionate about science communication and I write about physics and chemistry news as freelance writer.

Samantha Scarfe

Samantha Scarfe

Atoms and Galaxies Team

I’m a physicist in training (a Master’s student) with experience in ultrafast laser systems and in quantum materials. I’m also a passionate science educator/outreach volunteer. I am interested in making specifically physics more accessible, relatable, and interesting to young students and the public...

Aldo Camilo Martinez

Aldo Camilo Martinez

Atoms and Galaxies team

I’m a Phd student at the university of Ottawa. What I do is studying fundamental properties of photons and performing information processing with them. I agree that science is part of culture and should be taken out of the lab more often. A pint is always welcome!

Edna Sacay

Edna Sacay

Bar Manager

Don’t be fooled - if it were up to me this festival would be called “wine of science”. I am a nuclear engineer currently working in radiation safety. I like to play volleyball, dance, and of course, have a glass (or 2) of wine with my friends.

Chelsea Doherty

Chelsea Doherty

Our Society Team

I am a graduate from Dalhousie (B.Sc) and the University of Waterloo (MPH), and am currently a policy analyst at Health Canada. Outside of work hours I am adventurous, and like travelling, water sports, and of course, a good beer!

Collin Tiessen

Collin Tiessen

City Coordinator Our bodies

As a doctoral student in physics, my job is designing an “electromagnetic mini-golf course for atoms” where the atoms get in the hole (detector) regardless of how bad you hit them. I enjoy talking science, drinking beer, and reading manga.

Spencer Sterling

Spencer Sterling

Bar Manager Atoms and Galaxies

I am a Master's student at the University of Ottawa studying the physics of materials under extreme conditions. I could turn your beer into a diamond... but that would be a waste of perfectly good beer!

Antonietta Pietrangelo

Antonietta Pietrangelo

City Coordinator

I’m research-scientist-turned-data-analyst who believes that everyone can understand even the most convoluted scientific material if it’s communicated effectively (read: preferably over a good stout). My area of expertise is cell biology and the biochemistry of fats.