2019 Organization Committee

Mariana Mejía Ahrens
Presenter Coordinator

An aspiring sound archivist, Mariana is finishing her second year of the MISt program at McGill University. She combines her audio production background with her information studies with her most recent research endeavor looking at the possible long-term preservation of urban soundscapes. Her interests include metadata management, digital curation and enterprise content management. She is excited to be part of the InfoNexus planning committee and looks forward to working with this year’s presenters.

Hala Asmar
Project Coordinator

Hala is in her last year of McGill’s Master of Information Studies program. With an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design and 7 years of work experience in digital design focusing on UX/UI, she is particularly interested in information architecture and data-driven user research. Besides her involvement in InfoNexus, she is also the President of the MISSA and working part-time at an experiential marketing agency.


Shamila Ahmed Hashim
Logistics Coordinator

Shamila is a recent MIST candidate at the School of Information Studies at McGill University. Her research project focusing on the areas of technology usability and challenges with interfaces among the aging population. She finished her Bachelors in Information Systems Management at the University of Maryland University College, Maryland USA.


Alex Nawotka
Web and Outreach Coordinator

Alex came to the School of Information Studies at McGill University in 2018 to develop their skills and theoretical knowledge as a UX/UI designer. They are interested in research-based experience design and critical interdisciplinary perspectives on the societal implications of data-driven development. The intersection of Art + Technology + Sustainability is where their inspiration grows.