2023-2024 GSA Executive Team

VP External Roozer Samuvel Natterjee


Meet our Vice President External for the Graduate Students Association (GSA) of Carleton University, Roozer Samuvel Natterjee. Roozer holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Technology Innovation Management at Carleton University. With 9 years of experience working with Project management Consultancy firms, primarily working on projects from high tech and mission critical facilities like Data center, Roozer is also PMP certified.

As the Vice President External, Roozer is responsible for representing the GSA to external stakeholders and advocating for the needs and interests of graduate students at Carleton University. With Roozer’s extensive experience in project management, he brings valuable skills in communication, negotiation, and leadership to the position.

When not studying or working, Roozer also volunteers as a notetaker for the Paul Menton Centre for Disabilities at Carleton University, demonstrating his commitment to serving the community and supporting students with diverse needs. We are thrilled to have Roozer as our Vice President External and look forward to his leadership and contributions to the GSA community.”

VP Finance Reza Sohrabi

My name is Reza Sohrabi. I am a second year doctoral student in Sociology. I advocate for transparent activism, open dialogue, and community care. Since December 2021, I have been working as the VP-External in the GSA. In that capacity, I have worked with external organizations and communities to enhance the GSA efforts in supporting Carleton students’ campaigns and strategies. Successively, I was an external board member of GSA in 2022 and I am working as an office administrator in the GSA with respect to administration and financial tasks. Working in different positions in the GSA gave me a comprehensive understanding of the organization and its challenges. I have worked closely with the finance department in the GSA in recent years and I have obtained significant experience working as vice president of finance. As the inflation and cost of living in increasing and impacting student life in recent years, I will focus on lobbying and advocating for grants, bursaries, and scholarships to be available for graduate students, especially international students. Also, my goal is to reduce the operational costs of the organization and focus on more sustainable ways to spend the student money in the community.

VP Operations Parisa Askarian

I am Parisa Askarian, a graduate student pursuing my degree in the Technology Innovation Management program. As a graduate student myself, I have first-hand experience with the challenges that graduate students face and understand the importance of having access to the right resources to succeed. As the VP-Operations for the GSA, I am dedicated to increasing accessibility to financial resources for graduate students, bringing innovative programs to life, and improving communication between the GSA and graduate students.
In addition to my role in the GSA, I have a strong background in sales and marketing. I am also skilled in social media management, data analysis, and project management. My technical mindset, coupled with my strong interpersonal skills, make me an effective team player and a natural problem solver.
I believe that every student deserves to feel heard, supported, and valued. Let’s work together to create a more inclusive and equitable campus community that benefits everyone.

President Elie Abou Zeid

My name is Elie Abou Zeid and I am serving as the President of the Graduate Student Association (GSA) at Carleton University. As a student of Applied Business Analytics in Technology Innovation Management, I bring an analytical and critical approach to my role. My background in MIS and Sales has provided me with the tools to enrich my approachability and commitment to understanding and addressing the diverse needs of our graduate student body.
In my role as president, I strive to foster an environment where every student’s voice is heard, advocating for open expression of ideas and concerns on campus. I’m also committed to exploring and establishing new avenues for student funding and job opportunities. With my strong background in advocacy and my commitment to open dialogue, I am focused on effectively representing the concerns of our graduate students and enhancing their overall campus experience.
VP Academic Sahil Rajput 

Hello, I’m Sahil Rajput, the Vice President Academic and a Master’s student in Engineering, specializing in Technology Innovation Management. With a background as a software engineer and experience leading sales and marketing for a startup, I bring a unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen.

Passionate about the intersection of technology, innovation, and analytics, I’m dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the business world. Currently focusing on business analytics, I leverage my technical prowess and analytical mindset to drive data-informed decision-making. As the Vice President Academics, my role involves promoting excellence in education, supporting my peers’ academic success, and fostering a collaborative learning environment. I strive to facilitate meaningful connections between students and faculty, creating a thriving learning community that encourages growth and development.

With a strong background in software engineering, startup leadership, and a current focus on business analytics, I bring a unique blend of skills to the table. I am driven by the desire to leverage technology and analytics to drive innovation and create tangible value for organizations. Through my endeavors, I aspire to make a lasting impact in the ever-evolving world of technology and business.