Zara is a co-president of StrengthIN. She is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto pursuing a major in neuroscience, and a double minor in computer science and psychology. As a mental health advocate who encourages others to reach out for help, she is driven to help others take care of their mind because she knows that we can only live our best if we have good mental health. In her spare time, she loves to write poetry, read and learn. She has a cat named Bam Bam who loves to watch squirrels out the window.
Sabine is a fourth-year student pursuing a major in Human Biology and a double minor in Mathematics and Immunology. As co-president of StrenghtIN, she hopes to spread awareness about the importance of mental wellness in students. She has always been an advocate for mental wellness, contributing to multiple mental health awareness teams and fundraising for organizations such as Kids Help Phone. She hopes to continue contributing to eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health while educating students of all ages on techniques for maintaining good mental health.
Alexandra is the Vice President for StrengthIN and a 3rd-year undergraduate student at the UofT doing a double Major in Human Biology and Biology. She is very interested in the medical field and enjoys researching prenatal diseases at SickKids. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and finding good restaurants around Toronto.
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!
Renna is the social media director for StrengthIN. She is in her third year, pursuing a double major in neuroscience and psychology at the University of Toronto. She strives to have a positive outlook on everything and to learn more about mental well-being (especially at university!) to share with her peers. She loves to swim in her spare time and explore downtown!
Social Media Director
Zara is one of the Events Coordinators at StrengthIN. She is pursuing a double major in Cell & Systems and Human Biology. She has an interest in behaviour and neuroscience which she hopes she can use in helping students through StrengthIN. She’s passionate about sustainability and environmental consciousness in fashion and agriculture.
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.
Valeria is one of the Webmasters for StrengthIN, and her role is to ensure the website is fully functioning, up-to-date, and easy to use. She is a first-year student at UofT pursuing a major in Physics. As a member of the StrengthIN team, she firmly believes in the importance of educating young people about mental health and healthy coping strategies, as well as working to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. In her spare time, Valeria can be found exploring Toronto and discovering nice coffeeshops around the city, or writing or copy editing an article for the university newspaper.
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.