Katalis Outreach Members

Inspiring and mentoring the leaders of tomorrow

Who are We?

Katalis Team

Arvind Gupta

VP Mentoring, Physics
since Sept. 1, 2020
Why I joined Katalis?

I like the idea of Katalis, being from a rough immigrant background myself I can relate to the numerous difficulties and challenges that face underprivileged students face I have tutored before and I truly enjoyed it, It feels good to make a difference and to help improve the lives of future generations.


Pursue graduate studies in Mathematical Physics and enter academia.

Aglaia Ruffino Jalles

Education Coordinator, Linguistics
since Sept. 1, 2020

Why I joined Katalis?

I believe that universal and accessible education plays an important role in society. It develops social and individual consciousness, promotes social justice and equality, as well as creates new opportunities. So, I joined Katalis to help expand quality educational experiences in STEM, reaching underrepresented groups and communities that don’t have as many opportunities in pursuing their studies in the field and, most importantly, to fascinate them with the beauties of learning.


Follow a humanitarian career, working with Humanitarian Organizations for projects in the fields of education, migration, women, and child protection global and local issues.

Narimane Branci

Public Relations, Cell and Molecular Biology
since Sept. 15, 2019
Why I joined Katalis?

The idea of helping people have always been important to me, and being able to help people that are actually in need of our help is even more meaningful and powerful for me! So being able to help numerous people understand and discover everything the STEM field has to offer us, is actually an honour and I’m glad Katalis helps us achieve this goal. 


Graduate and finally work in the research fields i’ve been wanting to do. Finding solutions to cure diseases and all !

Rinrada Puntuleng

VP Finance & Local Outreach Member, Biology
since Sept. 3, 2019
Why I joined Katalis?

It all started when my friend from Katalis asked me to help in advertising events in the first year of Katalis. I have learned about Katalis’ main goals in helping and giving the right tools for the underrepresented groups to get more opportunities in pursuing their dream in the STEM field. Therefore I joined Katalis to help the organization expand its network and reach out to more and more people for many years to come.


get a bachelor in Biology, pursue career/ future research in the wildlife field, and give something purposeful to others.

Celeste-Melize Ferrus

President, Physics
since Aug. 19, 2018
Why I joined Katalis?

Under-representation is a major issue in this field as many of us have never had the chance to see people that look like us in this field. Hopefully, this project can tackle some of that issue in Montreal before I tackle the world.


Get my MSc in Astrophysics and Communications to become a public figure for the promotion of science for under-represented groups

Walid Berbara

VP Internal, Biochemistry and Anthropology
since Aug. 15, 2018

Why I joined Katalis?

The project seemed very interesting and it ended up being better than my wildest expectations


Work in Healthcare


International Member, Physics

Why I joined Katalis?

Katalis to me is a chance to share what I've learned and experienced to those that weren't offered the same opportunities as me. That's why I'm in international haha


Work in Rocketry