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ANIL WASIF

Co-President

Born in Dhaka city, made in Toronto. Anil finished his undergrad at UofT and is currently soaking in all the art and culture Montreal has to offer. He enjoys live jazz, polishing his design skills and misinterpreting post-impressionist paintings!

 

Fun fact: Anil sipped tea with the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace in the summer of 2018.

REBECCA CHARLES

Vice President Social and Events

Straight out of Haiti, Rebecca calls Canada her adoptive land and completed her undergrad at University of Montreal. She enjoys extreme activities, travelling alone, being a philanthropist, photography, and challenging her fears. She hates romantic movies because they make her cry.

 

Fun fact: Becky jumped out of an airplane at 13,500’ to conquer her acrophobia. Her next challenge will be to swim with the sharks… Anything for a good adrenaline rush.

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ADELE BRAWLEY

Vice President Communications

Adele is from Montreal, Quebec and completed her undergraduate degree at Western University in political science with a minor in women's studies. Adele enjoys reading, hiking, swimming, and loves a good alliteration.

 

Fun fact: Adele is also interested in sustainable fashion and resells thrifted clothing online.

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UDITA UPADHYAY

Vice President Social and Events

From India , Udita found her wings on the way to UK to pursue a master’s in economics. Because one degree wasn’t enough, she is pursuing her third at McGill! Udita gets her kicks from discovering new places, new  things to eat and adding to her rolodex of friends.

 

Fun Fact: Udita loves to collect coffee mugs from around the world

GULRUKH QIDWAI

Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, Gulrukh spent her childhood in Dubai and completed her undergraduate degree at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, prior to moving to the UAE again for work.  

 

Fun fact: Contrastingly, food and fitness are two major passions in Gulrukh’s life. Yes, the struggle to maintain a balance between the two is surreal.

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GINA MALDONADO

Director of International Student Affairs

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Gina has traveled to 20+ countries just to recently find out that there is no place like home. She studied Social Management at the Pontifical University Catholic of Peru and loves working in the development field. Gina enjoys sleeping, eating Peruvian food, and watching Netflix with her nephew.

 

Fun fact: Gina has a collection of bandaids from all over the world.  And she probably has 200+ cousins in Peru and Ecuador.

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DOROTHY KWOK

Director of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dorothy is a Hongkonger and completed her undergrad at City University of Hong Kong. Being a huge fan of Cantopop, Dorothy always appreciates beautiful lyrics and writes online song reviews.

 

Fun Fact: Dorothy used to collect perfumes from each of her trips. Her favourite of all time is Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker.

JONATHAN LESARGE

Co-President

Born in London, Ontario, Jon completed his undergrad at Western University and his first Master’s at the University of Victoria. Jon loves playing and watching sports, including hockey and soccer. Musician in theory. Settlers of Catan enthusiast.

 

Fun Fact: Jon has a wildly contagious laugh, and it has been said that it can be heard from miles away.

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ELLEN ROWE

Vice President External

Originally from the 6ix (Toronto), Ellen now lives and works in Ottawa. She graduated from Queen’s University. Ellen enjoys photography, athletics, and playing boardgames.

 

Fun fact: At Queen’s, Ellen rowed for 2 years and was part of the university Marching Band.

RICARDO CHEJFEC

Vice President Finance

Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Ricardo first travelled north to North Carolina for high school and kept climbing up to McGill for his undergrad. In his free time, he likes to do silly programming projects, watch really bad TV, and (apparently) run away from places with nice and warm weather.

 

Fun fact: Ricardo is the only Mexican ever recorded to hate avocados.

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MIKAYLA ZOLIS

Vice President Operations

Mikayla hails from Hamilton, Ontario and completed her undergrad at Brock University. She enjoys doing yoga, exploring urban nature, and skiing. She is also always on the hunt for new TV shows and books to add to her (never ending) list.

 

Fun fact: Mikayla loves being dramatic and has taken up improv to cope with everything being the end of the world.

LEO LOZANO

Vice President Academics

Made in Mexico City, Leonardo has lived in six different cities of North America and Europe. Melomaniac, guitar player and in love with martial arts. 

 

Fun fact: Leo took opera lessons and produced a radio show on World Music.

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NAYANTARA SUDHAKAR

Vice President Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Born in India and having lived in  Asia, Middle East, and North America, Nayantara considers herself a third culture kid. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) double majoring in psychology and sociology. Nayantara is an avid cook, bookworm, (nascent) astronomer, a podcast enthusiast, and perpetually has a traveller’s itch.

 

Fun fact: Nayantara is almost always the first person to dance on the dancefloor (or anywhere she can) and vibes with reggaeton and afrobeats. 

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MARIEL ARAMBURU

Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Mariel is from Mexico City and now calls the province of Alberta home. She completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University, where she double majored in Political Science and International Development Studies. Mariel enjoys playing rec volleyball, travelling, and exploring new restaurants with her chef husband.

 

Fun Fact: Mariel was once an extra in the CBC TV show Heartland.

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