The ESANA Executive Committee (EC) is composed of seven members who are:


Hazem Daoud,

Hazem Daoud is PhD candidate in the department of physics at the University of Toronto. His research focus is in the field of quantum optics, in particular ultrafast electron diffraction. Hazem received his BASc degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Toronto in 2014 and a MSc degree in Physics at the University of Toronto in 2015.

Hazem’s journey with Egyptian student associations started in 2016 when he became the social officer for ESA-UofT. For the year 2017/2018 he served as president where he focused on catering to the graduate and undergraduate Egyptian communities on campus. One of the highlight events was inviting Dr. Essam Heggy to give an academic talk followed by a light discussion with Egyptian students.

Hazem joined ESANA as a volunteer in the units officer position and helped organize the General Assembly (GA) meeting in February 2018 where he was officially elected as ESANA’s units officer.

As the current president of ESANA Hazem is working on reviving ESANA and making it more inviting to all Egyptian students across North America so that it serves as the ‘backbone’ for the Egyptian community, this in addition to overcoming some of the challenges that ESANA currently faces.

Hazem is open to any ideas or suggestions to improve ESANA from anyone in the Egyptian community.

Vice President
Sara Ibrahim Omar,

Sara Ibrahim Omar is a Postdoctoral fellow at the department of Oncology at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. Her research focuses on using computational techniques to design drugs and model proteins. Sara earned her PhD degree in 2019 from the University of Alberta. She obtained her MSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Manitoba and her BSc degree in Pharmacy and Biotechnology from the German University in Cairo, Egypt. Sara was elected as the ESA treasurer at the University of Manitoba in 2011 and was elected as the ESA Vice President at the University of Alberta in 2013. She was also the ESANA Book Campaign Manager in Canada starting from 2017.

Media Affairs Officer
Mennatallah Hussein,

Mennatallah Hussein is a first-year graduate student at Arizona State University majoring in Aerospace Engineering. Menna was elected as the ESA president at ASU in Fall 2018.

Units Officer
Mazen Gamal Abdelgawad Elsaid,

Mazen is a graduate from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He will start his PhD study in Chemistry at Texas Tech University in Fall 2019. He served as the president of the Egyptian Student Association at the University of Minnesota for his junior and senior years and is currently serving as the Units Officer at ESANA for the 2019-2020 term.

iTech Officer
Moataz Abdelkhalek,

Moataz is a Ph.D. candidate at the department of Computer Engineering, Iowa State University. His research focuses on identifying new security measures for malware reverse engineering. Moataz earned his M.Sc. degree in 2017 from the Nile University in Egypt, and his B.Sc. degree in communications and electronics engineering from Tanta University, Egypt, in 2007. Moataz was elected as the vise president of the ESA (Egyptian Student Association) in Iowa State University in 2018 then in 2019 he was elected to be the president. Currently, Moataz is the iTech officer of the ESANA Executive Committee for year 2019-2020.

Social Affairs Officer
Mayar Allam,

Mayar is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in the joint biomedical engineering program between Georgia Tech and Emory School of Medicine. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering at Arizona State University. During her time at ASU, she was studying the impact of the tumor microenvironment on breast cancer progression using 3D microfluidic models. Mayar is currently utilizing bioimaging and biocomputation techniques to better understand the impact of the tumor microenvironment on the progression of lung cancer and pediatric leukemia.  Mayar is passionate about engineering education as well as cancer-related research, and she aspires to pursue a career in academia by becoming a professor in a top research university. Mayar grew up in Cairo, Egypt and enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures.

Youhanna Meleka,

My name is Youhanna Meleka, I am an incoming junior at Penn State, majoring in Industrial Engineering. I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, and I graduated from the International School of Choueifat with distinction.

Alongside engineering, I am highly intrigued by the financial markets and aggregate economics, I always keep a close eye on economic trends and the country’s fiscal and monetary policies.

I believe I am a good fit for the ESANA Treasure role because I have a lot of relevant experience in the field that is highly applicable and transferable to aid me in successfully taking the role. For instance, I am the treasurer for the Engineering Undergraduate Council for the college of engineering at Penn State, where I manage approximately $133,000 in the form of the Dean’s fund which I have direct co-sign authority over.

I strongly believe in rebuilding ESANA to what it once was and I am confident that I will positively impact the organization through rational open mindedness and progressive action. I have already demonstrated great willingness to contribute and develop the organization in the past GA meeting by being vocal about many pressing issues, and have pushed for progressive up to date reform by streamlining communication via the creation of a whatsapp group chat between all the units presidents.

Previous Executive Committees