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Chapters & Global Ambassadors

Alumni chapters groups offer a wide variety of activities for local alumni and students abroad on co-op and exchange terms.

New York

There are more than 400 alumni living or working in the New York area.

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Meet our chapter team


BA '03

Leadership Advisor

Hugh is an attorney at Krantz & Berman LLP in Manhattan. He has been practicing for over ten years and represents a wide variety of clients in civil and criminal litigation. He is interested in helping alumni connect and in building up UW’s footprint in New York.

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BASc '17

Chapter Executive Member

Dilan first worked in New York City as a co-op student and permanently settled in the city after graduating. He is currently a Senior Façade Engineer at Thornton Tomasetti in Lower Manhattan and primarily works on the design and construction of building enclosures. In his spare time, he likes to cycle, swim, ski, and take photos of this great city. He is passionate about helping Waterloo alumni and co-op students build connections and feel at home in NYC. 

BA '12

Chapter Executive Member

Arwin Dhingra is a 2012 Waterloo Alumni with a major in Economics. He has 10 years of business consulting experience, and has helped corporations drive their organization forward through merger & acquisition strategy & operations. Outside of work, Arwin enjoys trying out new recipes, meditating, hitting the gym, and playing the guitar. Arwin is passionate about cultivating a strong Waterloo presence in New York City, and developing long-lasting relationships.


BAFM '23

Chapter Executive Member

Jennie is a new Waterloo alumni, having graduated with a Bachelors of Accounting and Financial Management in Spring of 2023. During her undergraduate studies, she was involved in a number of school and community initiatives, including the hEDGE conference, the Accounting and Finance Students Association (AFSA), and Women in Capital Markets (WCM). Some of her most memorable experiences include completing a co-op in San Francisco, studying abroad in Paris, and travelling with students to Singapore as a teaching assistant for SAF’s international study course. Jennie now works in investment banking full-time and is passionate about art, travelling, and pilates.

San Francisco Bay

There are more than 2,000 alumni living or working in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Meet our chapter team

BMath '15

Chapter Executive Member

Meaghan Kimball (nee Stoll) graduated from the University Waterloo in 2006 with a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in statistics and minor in economics.  Meaghan's undergraduate experience at UWaterloo was diverse and stimulating.  She was a Rene Descartes National Scholarship recipient, Academic All-Canadian as captain of the varsity curling team and international exchange student during her third year studies at Heriot Watt University in Scotland.

BA ’15

Chapter Executive Member

Is a proud global citizen and TCK (Third-Culture Kid). As a UW student, she obtained a multidisciplinary co-op degree and was actively involved in on-campus life as a Residence Don and an Arts Endowment Fund board member. She was also honoured to receive the President’s Circle Award for Leadership & Volunteerism. Professionally, her work experience spans both large corporations and start-ups across the software, mobile, platform and app space in both Silicon Valley & Silicon Valley North.

Rumeesa loves spending time with family and friends, hiking, volunteering, supporting the arts, as well as empowering women in politics and championing the women in tech community. Rumeesa looks forward to improving the collective futures of 2000+ University of Waterloo “geese” that have flocked westward and congregated in the Bay area.

BSc ’11

Chapter Executive Member

Veronica is a Software Engineer. She is involved with many different activities in the bay area, and is excited to provide opportunities for UWaterloo alumni to network and connect with each other.

BMath '16, MAcc '17

Chapter Executive Member

Jenny is currently working as a U.S. international tax consultant and loves helping clients solve their cross-border tax issues. She has really enjoyed the past alumni events, and she is passionate about planning and organizing fun networking events to bring the alumni together in the San Francisco Bay area.

BASc '04

Chapter Executive Member

BAFM '14

Chapter Executive Member

Jason is the founder of Firezone, a YC-backed network security startup. He has led growth and marketing for several startups and large tech companies. Before coming to San Francisco, Jason worked on M&A for an industrial automation company and at KPMG. In his spare time, he likes tennis, gaming, and exploring the outdoors with his dog. He's passionate about helping alumni build connections and the overall Waterloo presence in the Bay Area.

BSc '11

Chapter Executive Member


Yuri (BASc '98, Ph.D. '95)

Yuri grew up in Waterloo and his family has deep connections to Waterloo. His father, Victor Hugo Quintana, Sr., is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus from Waterloo’s Electrical Engineering department. His mother worked at the Dana Porter Library. His brother Vic is a Waterloo graduate (B.A.Sc. EE). His wife Brenda is a graduate of Waterloo (BA) and worked at the Davis Center Library. His son Nicolas will be attending Waterloo’s Computer Engineering program in Fall 2019.

Yuri became a University of Waterloo global ambassador in 2019 to act as a regional point of contact for fellow alumni, current and prospective students and friends of the University. Yuri lives in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He enjoys walking, hiking, global travel, and international cuisine. Yuri maintains close contact with many staff and faculty at the University Waterloo that are lifelong friends and colleagues. Yuri enjoyed his co-op terms and graduate studies and is always happy to share his Waterloo experience with others. Waterloo is forming a Boston UW alumni chapter, and he welcomes others in the New England area to contact him. He looks forward to connecting with alumni and friends of Waterloo.

New England

Scott (BASc '78)


Scott is owner and Chairman of the CEO Roundtable, a fixture in the Greater Boston business community since 1996. There he facilitates peer meetings that provide a confidential environment for CEOs to discuss issues unique to the corner office.

Scott’s 35 year career as GM and CEO involved 5 startups, 2 significant operational turnarounds, 3 successful exits and 2 windups. He completed a management restructuring and return to growth of a national medical supply company. He turned a failing navigation equipment manufacturer into the definitive market leader in two highly competitive markets. He has brought value to 9 corporate boards as an active member, secretary and chair and has consulted to over 50 technology companies in Canada and the US.

Since early 2020, he has served as President of the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England, a non-profit dedicated to helping Canadian companies find their feet in the US. Scott is also a Commercial Airplane Pilot with Instrument, Multi-Engine Land and Sea ratings.

Helia (PhD '09)


I lived in Kitchener and did my Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Waterloo from 2005-2009. I moved to Boston, MA, in Jan 2009, where I continued my research and worked as a postdoctoral associate at MIT. I have since worked as an application scientist and R&D manager in high tech industries. In 2018, I started a consulting company, Cavosh, focusing on data mining and feasibility study. Additionally, I enjoy spending time with my family, biking, cooking, and making comic videos together.

As a global ambassador, I hope to get to know my fellow alumni in the Boston area and make an excellent brand for current and future Waterloo alumni. If you live in New England, please feel free to connect with me, our Boston team is growing, and we are always looking forward to meeting and greeting new members.

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Shirley (BMath ’09, Actuarial Sciences)


Hello, my name is Shirley and I graduated from University of Waterloo’s Bachelor of Math (Co-op) Program in 2009. I moved to Chicago after graduation, and thanks to the strong UW alumni network, I have connected with alumni in the area and established lasting friendship with many. I have always been proud of being a Waterloo grad and fortunate to have stayed in touch with many alumni around the world over the years. I currently live in Seattle and hope to bring the same and even better experience to all UW students and alumni. My goal as the global ambassador is to help them settle into their new “home” in the US better, introduce them to many UW alumni in the area, so that the group as a whole will benefit immensely as a result.

If you are a student or an alumnus visiting or living in the Seattle area – please feel free to reach out to me and get connected to the local UW network here. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the city

Jane (BARCH '95)


After graduating from Waterloo architecture, Jane Younge worked on building design and campus/facility master planning in her hometown of Ottawa as well as in Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago, and Seattle where she now lives.
She is a trustee with the French American School of Puget Sound and enjoys being a part of the development of their new campus.
With a passion for sea level rise adaptation, Jane interviews scientists about the impacts of climate change in the Cascadia Bioregion and has partnered on communications with the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure.
Jane has experienced the excellence of a Waterloo education and the foundation it provides for a lifetime of opportunity and an ability to contribute professionally and personally in our complex world.
In spare time Jane sketches, studies French and Italian, hikes, kayaks and spends time with family.

Washington DC

Karima (BMath '10, Math Business)


Karima graduated with a double degree math &  business program. She comes from a family of Waterloo graduates and even lived in the same residence as her dad lived in 20 years before (REV South C!)

Since graduating, she's earned a MPH & PhD in global health from Harvard University and currently works in the intersection of public policy human development with the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program.

Greg (BASc. ’94, Civil Engineering)


Originally from the Toronto area, Greg graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1994 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He then moved to California to do his Master’s degree at UCLA and then to the Boston area where he received his PhD in geotechnical engineering from MIT in 2000. As a proud graduate, he is always eager to promote the university and it’s amazing co-operative education model to prospective new students.

Greg has lived in the Washington DC area since 2004, when he joined the Inter-American Development Bank Group to help lead their strategy and innovation practice. He still maintains close contact with many of his classmates and even gets back to Waterloo a few times a year as part of his current role of promoting investment into Canada for the federal agency Invest in Canada.

As a Global Ambassador for the area, he looks forward to connecting with alumni, faculty, and current students who are in the Mid-Atlantic region for business or pleasure.

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