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Our Team

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.

Zara Ahmad

Co-President 

 
 

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.

Sabine El-Halabi

Co-President

 

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.

Alexandra Tzanetakis

Co-President

 

Kyla Trkulja

Secretary

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 Spurvey

Outreach

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.

 

Shreeyaa Ramana

Outreach

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!

 

Maggie Gao

Treasurer

 

 

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!

Renna Lee 

Social Media Director 

 

Norna Abbo

Event Coordinator

 

Zara Mian

Event Coordinator

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!

Ayesha Rashidi

Creative Director

 

Ashwini Selvakumaran 

Creative Director

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 www.awokenmagazine.com and as a passionate advocate for mental health, uses writing to amplify awareness of the greater topic.

 

Valeria Khudiakova

Webmaster

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 Khan

Webmaster

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.

 

Rhidita is a first year life sciences student at U of T and she is very excited to be StrengthIn's first year representative. Through StrengthIn, she hopes to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, promote wellness practices among students, and contribute to creating a strong and supportive community. Rhidita's hobbies include singing cultural music, reading non-fiction books, and watching the show "Friends". 

Rhidita Saha

First-Year Representative

 

My name is Sabrina and I am the second year representative for StrengthIN. I am a Psychology specialist and excited to advocate for education regarding student mental health!

Sabrina Tang

Second-Year Representative

 

Hi, I’m Ealu, and I’m doing a double major in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences! I am very passionate about spreading awareness about mental health and trying to beat the stigma so everyone feels comfortable talking about it! I hope to get one step closer to this through being the Third Year Representative of StrengthIN, and I can’t wait for all of the events!

Ealu Li

Third-Year Representative

Hi, my name is Maggie and I am in my second year specializing in accounting and minoring in economics.  I joined StrengthIN because I want to spread awareness about mental health across campus and provide students with the resources they need to support themselves through hard times.  Outside of class, I enjoy finding new restaurants and places to eat as well as going to escape rooms and just hanging out with friends.

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