Hi, I'm Kyla! I'm majoring in Health and Disease with a double minor in Immunology and Psychology. I joined StrengthIN because I value the importance of mental health. I want to ensure that students have access to tools and resources that I didn't have, as I know how helpful they can be in preventing mental health problems. As secretary, I am in charge of taking notes on meetings, ensuring the group is informed of upcoming meetings and events, and creating newsletters for subscribers.
Alexandra is one of two Outreach Directors for StrengthIN. She is a first year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto pursuing a specialisation in public accounting and a major in finance. She is passionate about mental health and wants to end the stigma surrounding mental illness by educating youth and other university students. In her spare time, she loves to read, watch Netflix, and practice karate.
I’m Shreeyaa Ramana, a second-year student at UofT doing a Specialist in Neuroscience and a Major in Psychology. I am very passionate about brain research and am glad to be a part of StrengthIN this year to be able to spread awareness about research on mental health and provide students with ways to take good care of themselves. I look forward to being able to have a positive impact on the community by helping coordinate mental health workshops in high schools in and around Toronto. Outside of classes, student clubs and research labs, I enjoy reading fiction and playing Basketball whenever I can!
I’m in my second year double majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology. Other than drowning in schoolwork, I like to play sports, read, and go out with friends. As a member of StrengthIn, I hope to create a more receptive environment surrounding mental health!
Ashwini is a second-year student at the University of Toronto, specializing in Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies with a minor in Diaspora and Transnational Studies. As this year’s Creative Director for StrengthIN, Ashwini strives to utilize her voice as a platform to make sure everyone’s opinions and feelings are heard, felt and never disregarded! Outside of school, Ashwini is a strong fighter against climate change with Youth Challenge International, and for women’s rights with Plan International. She also runs her own youth blog at and as a passionate advocate for mental health, uses writing to amplify awareness of the greater topic.
Amal is a third-year English major and another fellow Webmaster for StrengthIN. She is a passionate advocate for the importance of taking care one's mental health. She is tired of people around her (and herself) drowning in stress and anxiety, and not knowing how to deal. She hopes StrenghIN can create a movement where people her age and younger are better equipped to handle their rough patches. When Amal isn't drowning in readings for university, she can be found in her bed, with a big cup of tea, shamelessly binging pointless Youtube videos.