Executive Team

Meet our amazing team of members who make the magic happen at HNP Ontario!

We are a diverse group of people, each with unique roles, and each contributes to our goal.

Hover over our pictures to read each member's blurb!

Leadership

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Muhammad Ansar

Project Lead / Executive Co-Director

Hi, my name is Muhammad and I am a third-year student at the University of Toronto Scarborough pursuing a specialization in neuroscience. I am very passionate about climate change advocacy through environmental education and the prospect of green/sustainable cities and entrepreneurship have always fascinated me. As a project lead for 2021-2022, I can’t wait to showcase our upcoming events! Stay tuned!

Muhammad Ansar

Executive Co-Director

Co-Founder

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Srija Das

Project Lead / Executive Co-Director

Hi everyone! My name is Srija and I am the Executive Co-Director. I am in second year at University of Toronto, studying Life Sciences. My interests include travelling, drawing, reading, singing and doing anything fun in my free time. I joined HNP Ontario to learn and help spread awareness on many issues revolving around climate change. I trust that our mission at HNP Ontario will help encourage our community to engage and work towards a better future. I am excited to see our organization grow!

Srija Das

Executive Co-Director

Co-Founder

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Iris Cui

Vice-President of External Affiars

Hello! I'm Iris Cui and I am attending the IB program at Dr. G. W. Williams. I'm currently the Vice-Presedent of External Affairs at HNP Ontario and I am committed to bringing change to climate change in our community. I enjoy playing piano, learning guitar, as well as, spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to seeing you at our future events!

Iris Cui

Vice-President of External Affairs

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Ridah Afshal

Vice-President of Internal Affairs

Hi there! My name's Ridah and I am a second year student at the University of Toronto for Life Sciences. Some of my interests include photography, cooking, baking, and reading! I joined HNP as I loved their strive to raise awareness on climate change and informing the youth on this as well as being able to make an impact on my community. I'm excited to grow with this organization and let it reach its full potential!

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Kiyan Sajadi

Vice President of Development

Hello! My name is Kiyan and I am an IB student at Dr. G.W. Williams. I joined HNP because I love advocating for the environment, creating a better earth and making a difference. I like to hike and go on bike rides during the summer and stay in to read during the winter. I also love to try new foods with my friends and family.

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Vice-President of Internal Affairs

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Vice-President of Development

Events

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Cindy Zhu

Events Co-Director

Hi there! I'm Cindy Zhu and I am currently one of the Event Directors with HNP Ontario. I am committed to bringing innovative environmental solutions to our communities and world. I am passionate about volunteering, coding technological ideas, learning new things, and giving back to my community. I enjoy connecting with like-minded peers and I hope to  connect with you at our future events!

Cindy Zhu

Events Co-Director

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Helia Sayadnasab

Events Co-Director

I'm Helia, I'm a tenth grader from Bayview Secondary School, I decided to join HNP because I wanted to collect my volunteer hours doing something that I love, which is speaking up about the damage that is being done to our planet. I speak 4 languages and I love to play the piano. 

Helia Sayadnasab

Events Co-Director

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Eris Gang

Events Associate

Hi! I’m Eris, I’m a grade 11 student at Unionville High School. I’ve done some stuff like event planning so I’m super stoked to be working with people all over the province and all over the world! I love sci-fi novels and orange flavoured dark chocolate…though some call me a criminal for liking such a food. 

Eris Giang

Events Associate

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Diana Kowsari

Events Associate

Hi everyone! My name is Diana and I'm currently a grade 11 student at Bayview Secondary school. I love spending my free time with my family and friends, drawing and watching movies and TV shows. I joined HNP in hopes of raising awareness about human's negative influence on our planet, meeting new people and gaining life experiences. I'm really excited to be working with an experienced and awesome team!

Diana Kowsari

Events Associate

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Kyla Zhang

Events Associate

Hi! My name is Kyla and I am a grade 11 student at Richmond Hill High School. I joined HNP because I have an interest in sustainability and a strong desire to create a positive impact while educating others on environmental issues. In my free time, I really enjoy learning new baking recipes, listening to my favourite songs, or rewatching old Disney movies! I’m super excited to be working with the team to raise awareness and tackle environmental issues!

Kyla Zhang

Events Associate

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Faith Lee

Events Associate

Hello! My name is Faith Lee and I am a grade 11 ib student at Dr. GW Williams secondary school and an Event Outreach Coordinator at HNP! I love working with others as well as putting in the initiative to help mother earth (fun fact, my dream job ever since kindergarten till grade 4 was to be an earth ranger). I hope to make a positive difference for our planet and future generations to come.

Faith Lee

Events Associate

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Stephen Antonios

Events Associate

I love painting and doing anything related to art. I am also a competitive swimmer with the Aurora Ducks and enjoy hiking too. I am a strong believer in giving back to the environment and community and I think that HNP is a great fit for this goal. Moreover, I joined HNP to meet people with the same mindset, develop leadership skills, and enhance my social skills.

Stephen Antonios

Events Associate

Marketing

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Alina Riabova

Marketing & Social Media Co-Director

Hi everyone!! My name is Alina, I am a grade 12 student at OLQWCA and I'm thrilled to be a member of HNP Ontario! I joined this organization to work with other bright individuals to invoke positive changes in the environment and communicate to other youth that they, too hold power to spark change. In my free time, I love to play basketball, gymnastics and go biking, as well as to read, cook and spend time with family! 

Alina Riabova

Marketing & Social Media Co-Director

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Christine Qin

Marketing & Social Media Co-Director

Hey! I'm Christine Qin and I'm a grade 12 student at Loretto Abbey Secondary School. I joined HNP to help raise awareness for the ongoing environmental issues around the world as well as meet new people and improve communication! I enjoy drawing, reading, watching anime, or endulging myself in any sort of media that takes me away from homework.

Christine Qin

Marketing & Social Media Co-Director

Duru Unal

Marketing & Social Media Associate

Hey :) My name is Duru and I am a grade 11 student at Toronto French School!! Some of my hobbies include reading, making jewelry, playing volleyball, baking and binge watching shows. I joined HNP as they inspired me to promote climate change advocacy to the future generation, guaranteeing that they are able to live on a earth without having to worry about it’s destruction. I'm excited to keep learning and improving my skills with my HNP team and allow this organization to grow to its fullest potential!

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Ada Wang

Marketing & Social Media Co-Director

Hi there! My name is Ada and I am an marketing associate here at HNP Ontario. I'm currently a grade 12 student at Langstaff secondary school, and I love all things fashion and music. I joined HNP Ontario because I want to help raise awareness for climate change and learn more about the environment and what we can do to help. I hope we have an amazing time this year!

Ada Wang

Marketing & Social Media Co-Director

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Duru Unal

Marketing Associate

Hey :) My name is Duru and I am a grade 12 student at Toronto French School!! Some of my hobbies include reading, making jewelry, playing volleyball, baking and binge watching shows. I joined HNP as they inspired me to promote climate change advocacy to the future generation, guaranteeing that they are able to live on a earth without having to worry about it’s destruction. I'm excited to keep learning and improving my skills with my HNP team and allow this organization to grow to its fullest potential!

Duru Unal

Marketing Associate

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Emily Dong

Marketing Associate

Hello! My name is Emily, and I am a marketing associate at HNP. I go to Milliken Mills High School and in my free time I enjoy playing beach volleyball and crocheting. I decided to join HNP Ontario because I’ve always been super passionate about the environment and this organization really brings like minded people together to create change 🙂

Emily Dong

Marketing Associate

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Anjali Pathmanthan

Marketing Associate

Hello! My name is Anjali, and I joined Human Nature Projects in order to speak up about the issues that matter the most to me, while also reaching out to an audience that believes in the same causes that I do. I felt that Human Nature Projects was the perfect place to help share my concerns and opinions regarding environmental activism, while also helping me expand my usage of employable skills. I can't wait to work with the team at HNP Ontario this year, and take part in meaningful projects, and relationships!!

Anjali Pathmanthan

Marketing Associate

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Tara Rezaei Zare

Marketing Associate

Hi everyone! My name is Tara and I am a grade 11 student at Stephen Lewis SS. I have decided to join HNP Ontario because I have always been passionate about the environment and advocating for a more sustainable future for everyone. A few of my all time favourite artists are The Weeknd, Chase Atlantic, and The Neighbourhood and I love reading and watching TV shows in my free time.

Tara Rezaei Zare

Marketing Associate

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Branden Yoo

Tiktok Manager

Hi, my name is Branden Yoo and I am in grade 12 at Cardinal Carter Cathlic High School. Some of my hobbies are working out, playing video games and reading. I joined HNP as the TikTok manager so I can spread awareness for climate change and environmental issues on the earth. 

Branden Yoo

Marketing Associate

Finance

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Eden Lee

Finance Co-Director

Hey everyone! I'm Eden, a first year Applied Biology and Land One student at UBC Vancouver. Climate justice and sustainability have always been of great interest to me, and I look forward to tackling these issues through our initiatives!

Eden Lee

Finance Co-Director

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William Lee

Finance Co-Director

My name is William Lee and I am an incoming finance associate here at HNP. I currently attend St. Michael's College, and in September 2022, I will start my senior year of high school. Watching political discussions, participating in and watching sports, and learning about environmental concerns are a few of my hobbies.I knew that by becoming a member of HNP, I would be able to assist in informing people on current environmental issues, and I am eager to address some of these issues with fresh and interesting ideas! 

William Lee

Finance Co-Director

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Likhitha Koppula

Finance Associate

Hello! My name is Likhitha and I am a grade 12 student at Emily Carr Secondary School. A couple of my hobbies and interests consist of reading, dance, painting as well as baking. I'm a recent addition to HNP Ontario and will serve as their Finance and Technology associate. I joined HNP Ontario because of my desire to help the environment and nature around us. HNP Ontario works toward raising awareness for climate change and I am very thrilled to be apart of this amazing impact!

Likhitha Koppula

Finance Associate

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Carrie Liu

Finance Associate

Hello everyone! My name is Carrie and I am a second-year student at Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto. My hobbies include dancing, playing the piano, and photography. I have played the piano for over 15 years! I joined HNP Ontario as a finance & tech associate because I love to apply my professional interest and ability to something I am extremely passionate about, for example, protecting our environment and taking actions to resolve environmental concerns! Super excited to work with HNP this year!

Carrie Liu

Finance Associate

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Anicka Wilfred

Finance Associate

Hey :) My name is Anicka and I decided to join HNP because I was interested to be part of an initiative that brings students together to make a positive impact for the environment. An interesting fact about me is that I love horror movies!

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Finance Associate

Aurelia Lai

Finance Associate

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Aurelia Lai

Finance Associate

Hi! My name is Aurelia and I am currently finishing up Grade 11 at Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School! I initially joined HNP to take more action in protecting the environment and spreading awareness about environmental issues, but my interest in this organization was strengthened by the incredibly friendly HNP community! I am so excited to be working with everyone and to have the opportunity to be a part of something so great!

Human Resources

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Kaithleen Gacita

Human Resources Co-Director

HI, my name is Kaithleen Gacita. I'm a grade 12 student at Loretto Abbey Secondary School. My interests include playing video games, graphic design and cooking. I joined HNP because it’s values and mission align with my own mission in raising awareness and environmental change.  Not only do I get to give back to my community but also to our environment. 

Kaithleen Gacita

Human Resources

Co-Director

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Sierra Yoo

Human Resources

Co-Director

Hi! My name is Sierra and I'm in my second year at the University of Toronto, studying Life Sciences. In my free time, I enjoy drawing, reading, most of all, badminton! I'm so excited to make meaningful contributions towards promoting a greener future! As of now, there are so many environmental concerns that staying idle is increasingly becoming more problematic, so raising awareness about how we can cater our lifestyles to more sustainable use of the planet's natural resources is super important! 

Sierra Yoo

Human Resources

Co-Director

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Destiny Sha

Human Resources Associate

Hi there! My name is Destiny, and I am currently a grade 10 student at Dr. G.W. Williams. I joined this team as a HR Associate, and I’m excited to be working with other passionate students. During my spare time, I enjoy reading, badminton, and indulging myself in art. By being part of an organization filled with bright and motivated individuals, I hope to bring about a positive change for both our environment and our community, and gain a better understanding of the environment as a whole. Looking forward to working with the team :)

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Vani Singh

Human Resources Associate

Hi, my name is Vani and I’m an HR associate at HNP Ontario. I’m currently a grade 11 student at Thornhill Secondary School. In my free time, I like to read, bake, and do calligraphy. I joined HNP because I would like to create a positive impact on our planet and give back to my local community. I’m very grateful to be a part of the team!

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Abtin Zaker

Human Resources Associate

Hello! I'm Abtin and I am a student at Glebe Collegiate Institute. I joined HNP because I felt I needed to do more for the environment as we are in an extremely dangerous spot with climate change. I feel like with HNP, I can make a difference. During my free time, I like to watch films, study history, and read poems.

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Human Resources Associate

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Human Resources Associate

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Human Resources Associate

Communications

Neelaksha Srisangar

Communications Director

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Neelaksha Srisangar

Communications Director

"Hey everyone! I'm Neelaksha, and I'm in my third year of McMaster's Honours Life Sciences program. I love going on long walks and road trips with my family. I enjoy painting, and I have done six years of Carnatic music. I love being outdoors. My childhood was mostly spent playing outdoors. However, future generations may not have the same experience if the detrimental effects of climate change on the environment remain ongoing. As a communications director at HNP, I hope to advocate for climate change by highlighting critical environmental issues with my team and help enforce actions that will protect and keep our environment healthy, which will also keep us healthy. It's a win-win situation! 🙂"

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Vishurdeey Sivakumar

Media Writer

Greetings! The name is Vishurdeey and I am a ​Newsletter/Media Writer at HNP Ontario. I am currently in Grade 12 at Port Credit Secondary School (or am I? Did I not just graduate). I am an aspiring tennis player and actress, who loves to game, listen to music and watch anime. I decided to join HNP Ontario because our Finance Associate, Ridah recommended to join the organization and instantly, I was interested to join a team of students that were passionate about raising awareness about climate change.

Vishurdeey Sivakumar

Media Writer

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Mason Lyn

Media Writer

Hey! I’m Mason and I’m a first year student at Western University. I joined HNP because environmental action is critical to a sustainable, vibrant future. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, photography and video games. I’m looking forward to working with HNP to see the impact we can make!

Mason Lyn

Media Writer

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Tracy Lin

Media Writer

Hi, my name is Tracy, and I’m a grade 11 student at Richmond Hill High School. I like biking, painting, and the core sciences, chemistry and biology in particular. I want to be able to support HNP’s cause in environmental advocacy, because there are so many issues that need to be addressed immediately, including climate change, food waste, habitat loss etc. I’m looking forward to working with the team to help spread awareness!

Tracy Lin

Media Writer

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Naomi Massimiani

Media Writer

Hey! My name is Naomi and I’m a rising Grade 11 student at Dr. GW Williams in Aurora. I joined HNP as a Communications Coordinator and Newsletter/Media Writer because of my aspirations for greater conversations and education surrounding environmental justice. In my free time, I enjoy finding new places to eat, watching crime docs, and reading (plus annotating) books.

Naomi Massimiani

Media Writer

Operations

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Adrien Ravindran

Operations Co-Director

Hi! My name is Adrien & I'm current a Gr.11 IB at St. Francis Xavier SS. I decided to join HNP because I wanted to become more involved in the community and express my gratitude and interest towards the environment. Some of my hobbies are basketball, biking, chess (I'm not that great), drawing, and volleyball - all interconnected through my passion for history and geography. Speaking of which I have a whole Instagram account (@histo_graphical.can) dedicated to history, geography, statistics and a bit of politics.

Adrien Ravindran

Operations Co-Director

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Kelly Li

Website Developer / Manager

Hi! My name is Kelly and I am a Website Manager/Developer for HNP Ontario. I am currently a grade 10 student at Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School! In my spare time, I enjoy coding, drawing, and playing videogames. I joined HNP to advocate for the environment and make friends!

Kelly Li

Website Manager

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Samiksha Satthy

Operations Co-Director

Hi! My name is Samiksha and I am a grade 11 student. I decided to join HNP because I love advocating for environmental issues! In my free time, I love to code and binge watch television shows (my favourite one is F.R.I.E.N.D.S)!

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Operations Co-Director

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Evana Mahmud

Website Developer / Manager

Hi! My name is Evana and I am one of the website developers here at HNP. I am a grade 11 student, currently attending Bur Oak Secondary School. I joined HNP because I wanted to raise awareness about environmental issues, learn more about the environment, and meet new people! Some of my interests and hobbies include reading, writing, watching TV, and going out.

Evana Mahmud

Website Manager

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Junbeen Yang

Operations Coordinator

Hi! My name is Junbeen and I am a grade 11 student in AB Lucas Secondary school. I joined HNP to make more in-real-life impacts and changes for environmental issues. In my free time, I love to do hand embroidery, baking, listening and playing music. I am looking forward to achieve and develop HNP and myself more!  

Junbeen Yang

Operations Associate

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Shouvik Bhadra

Operations Associate

Hello! I am Shouvik Bhadra and I am a second-year student in University of Toronto St.George Campus. I joined HNP Ontario with the hopes of playing an important role in raising awareness over the environmental issues we are suffering from today. I am an avid sports enthusiast, which is why I spend most of my spare time watching and playing sports. I can’t wait to make a valuable impact in my community with HNP Ontario!

Shouvik Bhadra

Operations Associate