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Meet The Team

Here at Helping Hands we stand-out by tailoring our organization-youth matching services to include the desired skills the youth volunteers would like to develop. Our team of experienced professional works together to form healthy relationships between nonprofit organizations and volunteers or students who are looking for a community service placement.

Managing Team

Janelle Hinds

Founder and Executive Director

Advocate for youth engagement determined to improve the system

Contact about anything from workshops to joining the team at [email protected]

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Kelly Du

Administrative Associate

I am an emerging social worker committed to compassion and self-development to better assist clients and communities.

Contact at [email protected]

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Esther Mugabo

Administrative Associate/ Human Resources Coordinator

I am an experienced Human Resources professional with expertise in conflict resolution in the workplace.

Contact about careers and joining the team at [email protected]

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Analisa Smit

Outreach Coordinator

I am the Youth Outreach worker, advocating for person in need, promoting inclusion and youth opportunities to improve the livelihood of others.

Contact at [email protected]

Student Interns and Volunteers

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Ashvini Muralitharan

Executive Creative Director

I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic student who is committed to empowering youth in the community.

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Rylea Patton

Social Work Placement Student

I am a Social Work student dedicated to helping youth explore their interests and develop practical skills and knowledge outisde the confines of a classroom through impactful volunteer work.

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Garima Panwar

Community and Social Service Worker

As a 2nd year Psychology student studying at the University of Toronto, I am super passionate about mental health promotions specifically for those most marginalized.

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Areeba Anwer

HR Assistant

An incoming Kinesiology Student at McMaster University in the fall, passionate about youth development and opportunities with a focus on leadership.

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Imudia Alexader

Operations Administrator

I am an Economics student at McMaster University. I am passionate about community development as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion in sports.

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Saima Shafi

Administrative Asssociate

I am currenly a second year Medical Radiation Science at University of Toronto. I am very excited to connect with youth and help them connect to organizations. One of my biggest goals is to create leaders and persuade young people into taking decisions which will better the future.

Previous Team Members

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Bohdan Kozachuk

Outreach And Digital Marketing Coordinator

An experienced Digital Marketer with background in SEO and SMM. Innovative and enthusiastic. Always looking for a fresh approach to routine and common activities.

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Angelo Michael Joicin

Funds and Donor Relations Associate

I am a post-secondary student, now currently working as a Funds and Donor Relations Associate. I am enthusiastic in terms of helping this team by data analysis, and providing feedback from analysis.

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Taha Haque

I am a high school student dedicated to fighting sterotypes and help make our community more inclusive.

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Teja Peltomaa

Social Work Placement Student

I am a social work student looking to help engage youth and support them to find volenteer opportunities that align with their passions.

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Sam Atkinson

Social Work Placement Student

I am a Social Work Student looking to help youth gain new and impactful experiences, any way I can.

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Avalon Munro

Social Work Placement Student

I am a Social Work student who is passionate about making a difference in young people's lives through resources, skill-building, and leadership training.

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Fizza Batool

Child and youth care placement student

I'm a child and youth care student who's main goal is to assist the youth transition into careers and volunteer situations, learn new skills and help out in any way seem fit

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Jessica James

Social Work Placement Student

I am a social work student who actively looks to be a helping hand for others. My goal is to be constantly changing to be the best version of myself and to expand my skills within the workplace.

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Anika Johnson-Roberts

Child & Youth Care Placement Student

I am a Child & Youth Care student whos main goal is to provide assistance/counselling to children and youth going through difficult times

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Ru Chan

Social Work Placement Student

I am a Social Work student who enjoys meeting new people and listening to the various stories we're all surrounded by. Let's get to know each others'!

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Trenyce De Gannes

Volunteer

I am a passionate learner and leader, looking to expand my skills & get the chance to work alongside others. My goal everyday is to work hard, learn something new and be better today than I was yesterday.

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Ashley Ramdhan

Entrepreneurship Program Lead

High school student driven for change

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Doreen Merza

Social Media Associate

I am a hardworking student with an interest in Human Resources management. Eager to learn, grow, and empower youth!

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Jessie Fawcett

Outreach Associate

I am a Social Work student with an interest in youth rehabilitation and crisis intervention. As well, I am passionate about theatre and film, and am always looking for ways to incorporate these forms of art into social work with youth. I am dedicated to helping youth get second chances to pursue their dreams!

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Mackenzie Burnett

Social Media Associate

I am a social media and fundraising professional, volunteering enthusiast, and sustainability advocate.

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Maisie Gorial

Governmental Outreach Lead

A motivated individual who is determined to bring about

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Nicholas Tao

Software Developer

I am a high school student who is passionate about technology and volunteering.

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Celina Gonzalez

Social Media Associate

I am a post-secondary Social Work student who is interested in community engagement and development.

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Kanika Tibriwal

Administrative Associate

I am an enthusiastic high school student who is passionate about learning and empowering youth across my community.

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Katie Zhou

Operations Intern

I am a post-secondary student aspiring to learn as much as I can. Eager to take on new tasks and challenges.

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Madelyn Johnston

Fundraising and Donor Relations

I am passionate about business and community involvement.

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Ronald So

Software Developer

Recent physics graduate, passionate about tech and software development.

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Rosemarie Hylton

Outreach Associate

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Terry Gayle

Human Resources Associate

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Yashasvi Patrange

Social Media Associate

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Tom Wolcott

Director of Technology

The Coding Wizard and Computer Science graduate

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Rochelle Punit

Director of Fundraising and Donor Relations

Community Developer with a passion for Volunteerism

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Ava Melenchuk

Policy and Political Associate

I am a Global Development student who is passionate about politics and youth involvement.

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Beatrice Ndur-Osei

Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

A final-year social work student from York University who wants to inspire and empower their community to reach their full potential.

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Abdul Kareem

Software Developer

Brings his experience as Digital Asset Management Analyst to the team.

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Aiman Zada

Policy and Political Associate

I am a final-year Sociology and International Development Studies student who is passionate about helping others and creating program iniatives that provide support to youth, refugees, people of colour, and minority groups.

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Aiza Ahmed

Administrative Associate

A high school student interested in creativity and researching. Outstanding your skill in this helping hand community. Incredible amazing and has good workers that can help you.

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Amy Cao

Software Developer

I am an engineering student who is fascinated by machine learning and software development.

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Amy Li

Administrative Associate

I am a Medical Sciences student who is invested in self-development, volunteering and building meaningful relationships.

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Andrea Jasko

Social Media Associate

I am a Commerce student with a passion for finance, social impact, and learning new skills.

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Arishi Maisara

Administrative Associate

I am a high school student who is passionate about empowering youth and bringing about positive change within communities.

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Arpana Kashyap

Human Resources Associate

I am an experienced Human Resources Professional with in-depth experience of all HR activities.

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Aryan Kapur

Administrative Associate

I am a second-year Honours Biology student looking to bring about change in the lives of many and grow as a person.

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Beth Neufeld

Social Media Associate

I am a freelance writer who is always on the lookout for new stories, adventures, and ways to give a little something back to the world.

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Blessing Akponah

Administrative Associate

I am a high school student with an interest in learning, exploring, and making an impact.

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Catherine Lam

Administrative Associate

I am a high school student with a passion for creating amazing opportunities and positive change with future leaders.

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Chelsea Goodman

Social Media Associate

I am a young leader with passion and a drive to succeed.

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Epsa Kapur

Social Media Associate

I am a dedicated individual with a passion for constant learning and a firm belief in giving back to the community.

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Eseohe Ojo

Social Media Associate

I am a Policy professional working on human rights, technology, gender, and intersecting issues.

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Hamidah Oderinwale

Outreach Associate

I am a high school student who is passionate about technology, volunteering, and inspiring change in the community.

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Harneet Khangura

Outreach Associate

I am a high school student with a passion for creating beneficial opportunities and collaborating with future leaders.

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Hector Phan

Administrative Associate

I am an ambitious Business student who is motivated to learn and make an impact.

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Hiba Fatima

Administrative Associate

I am a high school student with/full of energy, inspiration, and great intentions!

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Hira Zulfiqar

Entrepreneurship Project Associate

Justice Studies graduate with a passion to contribute positively to the community through mentoring and supporting youth.

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Hussain Ali Naqvi

Community Lead

Young leader with a passion for improving health outcomes and empowering underprivileged youth.

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Isabel Smillie

Fundraising and Donor Relations Associate

I am a Business Management student with a lifelong interest in community development and education.

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Ishaan Bahl

Administrative Associate

I am enthusiastic, determined, and hard-working high school student who is passionate about software and technology. 

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Javen May

Software Developer

I'm an aspiring developer and data scientist looking to gain valuable experience in the tech world.

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Jalisha Yap

Fundraising and Donor Relations Associate

I am a high school student who is passionate about business and finance. Striving to make a positive impact through empowering youth!

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Jenny Bui

Social Media Associate

I am a full-time Social Psychology student. Passionate about advocating for mental health, diversity, and inclusion!

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Jonell Pantlitz

Social Media Associate

I am a journalist who believes in helping our community and giving back, and I feel that volunteering is one of the best ways to do this.

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Krithik Bagawandas

Administrative Associate

I am a high school student who is interested in working with technology and bringing positive change to the community.

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Lior Boguslavski

Administrative Associate

I am a final-year Life Science student who is committed to self-development and learning.

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Manuela Eduaful

Outreach Associate

I am a first year college student majoring in Psychology. I have a passion for helping other people and impacting them in a positive way.

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Mujeedat Lekuti

Social Media Associate

I am an enthusiastic, ambitious, and outgoing student who is ready to make change and a positive impact.

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Oyindamola Esho

Fundraising and Donor Relations Associate

I am a multidisciplinary storyteller who is dedicated to clear, concise, captivating narratives.

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Pahul Kaur

Outreach Associate

A high school student with a strong personality and a drive to succeed, seeking to gain experience and get involved in the community.

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Ramneek Sunner

Administrative Associate

I am a high school student committed to creating change in the community through technology.

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Rashu Sharda

Administrative Associate

I am a young leader who is committed to self-development and passionate about diversity and inclusion.

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Riya Ahuja

Social Media Associate

I am a highschool student who is creative and highly determined to make a change in the community with my technology skills.

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Shan-Li Wang

Graphic Design Associate

I am a Media Interactive Design student who loves all kinds of design and is looking to gain industry experience through volunteering.

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Shreya Rao

Administrative Associate

I am a seasoned Human Resources professional. I specialize in helping organizations better understand their recruitment needs based on cultural fit.

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Sui Young

Front End Developer

A Front-End Dev with a passion for building socially aware, accessibility conscious, and user friendly content.

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Syeda Zahra

Software Developer

A recent engineering graduate passionate about innovation and technology.

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Varshini Rajakumaran

Administrative Associate

I am a high school student who is interested in business. I am driven to succeed and make positive change in the community!

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Vincent Dang

Software Developer

I'm a Software Developer who is passionate about building web applications to improve the user experience and be made accessible to all types of users.

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Yuliya Sonko

Social Media Associate

I am a hardworking student who is interested in marketing and consulting. I am passionate about equality and community engagement.

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Zoe Thornton

Outreach Associate - Placement Student

I am a Social Work student who is highly motivated to create a safe, accessible, and equitable future for all.

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Armaan Rasheed

Social Media Associate

I am a dedicated individual who is striving to create real change in the world and bring equality to everyone.

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Biethel Keflu

Social Media Associate

A second year business student interested in finance and marketing, and eager to create an impact in the lives of others through volunteer and extracurricular activities.

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Doaa Alsadah

Administrative Associate

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Garry Brar

Outreach Associate

I am a hardworking student who is interested in marketing and consulting. Passionate about equality and community engagement!

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Jessie Deng

Social Media Associate

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Mathura Manoranjan

Social Media Coordinator

A creative highschool student who has a passion to make a positive change to help the environment using my technology skills.

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Philippa Wood

Fundraising and Donor Relations Associate

I am an International Development graduate who is passionate about accessibility and policy.

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Ryan Teng

Social Media Associate

An enthusiastic, ambitious and outgoing student ready to bring an impactful change

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Salah Salah

Fundraising and Donor Relations Associate

I am an ambitious self-starter who is devoted to promoting impactful and positive changes in my community.

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Shayna Marks

Policy and Political Associate

I am a Health Sciences student with an interest in health law. I am passionate about community building and creating opportunites for youth to grow and achieve personal and educational success.

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Tahmeed Naser

Social Media Associate

An innovative, passionate, and determined highschool student looking to inspire change in the world.

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Yi-Lun Tsai

Administrative Associate

I am a college student who is eager to learn new skills through volunteering.

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Laaibah Irfan

Youth Outreach Coordinator

I am a dedicated high school student interested in research and science. With a positive mindset help others to be a postive thinker. Also passionate in helping our community and in leadership.

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Manisha Khindri

Business Development Associate

Recent Arts & Science graduate with experience in international development, passionate about youth empowerment and social entrepreneurship.

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Tazreen Noman

Social Media Associate

A recent Communications graduate with a passion for social media marketing and helping the community

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Vidya Tasa-Chadha

Funding & Donor Relations

Newly graduated Gender Studies student who is passionate about youth leadership and community building.

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Mary Achebe

Fundraising & Donor Relations Associate

Recent Biochemistry and Neuroscience graduate with fundraising experience and a passion for building inclusive community spaces and opportunities for youth

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Negar Deilami

UI/UX Design Trainee

A product design student passionate about designing innovative user experiences that can create value for society.

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Zarin Mukta

Volunteer- Administrative Associate

Dedicated and enthusiastic HR student, seeking to expand my skills and knowledge through volunteering.

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Krishika Verma

Volunteer Social Media Associate

A creative high school student interested in pursing a medical degree and has a passion to make a positive change in the community using my diverse skills set while learning new things every day!

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Troy Tsai

Volunteer

Highschool student passionate about giving back to his community while learning new things everyday

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Mashiyat Ahmed

Mental health initiative volunteer

A driven highschool student passionate about inciting meaningful conversations about youth mental health

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Narmeen Zaman

Volunteer - Fundraising and Donor Relation Associate

Visionary with a plan to create a bright future and help others in need.

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Anna Galindo

Volunteer Social Media

I am a second year Marketing student at Humber. I love meeting new people, talking to them and learning new things everyday!

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Basil Syed

Social Media Associate

A student in high school, interested in improving my skills of connecting the world through social media

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Owen Ashton

Volunteer data management

A student in high school with an interest to learn, trying to grain some experience to make it easy in the future, improve my skills and maturity.

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Essete Makonnen Tesfaye

Volunteer Fundraising and Donor Relation Associate

A global health student, passionate about health equity and dedicated to creating change.

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Amal Abdo

Intern student

A forth year child and youth care major here to complete my internship with youth and learn new skills.

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Tamika Whyte

Placement student

A social work student with an interest in capacity building and assisting youth in personal development

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Ashi Padmakumar

Public Relations Intern

A fourth-semester public relations student who continuously trying to improve skills by adding experience and exposure.