Nikan Momen (she/her) is a PhD student in Systems Design Engineering, investigating novel bone biomaterials that can be used to treat defective bone, and get replaced by a patient’s native bone over time. She completed her MASc in Biological Engineering and her BEng in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Guelph.
In her role as the GSA Events Coordinator, Nikan works on planning social and wellness events for graduate students. She comes up with ideas for new events and supports their implementation and delivery, including setup and take down, providing materials, booking locations, promoting the events, keeping track of attendance, and receiving feedback from students regarding the success of the events. She is a big believer in the power of community building and networking with fellow students, as being a graduate student can feel isolating at times, so she tries to plan various events to gather the graduate student community together.
In her free time, Nikan likes to read, skate, bake, and crochet.