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EXECUTIVE TEAM

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

Hover over our pictures to read each member's biography.

Leadership Team

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Hi everyone! My name is Srija and I am One of the Executive Directors. I am in third year at University of Toronto, studying Physiology and Molecular Genetics. My interests include travelling, reading, and design. 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 so proud of the work we have done so far and cannot wait to see our organization continue to grow!

Srija Das

Co-Founder

Executive Director

Kiyan Sajadi

Project Lead

Executive Director

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Muhammad Ansar

Co-Founder

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Hello! My name is Kiyan and I am a Grade 12 IB student at Dr. G.W. Williams. I joined HNP because I am incredibly passioante about the environment and my goal is to advocate as much as possible to drive change. During my free-time, I like to go on bike rides, play badminton, write and read.

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Hi there! I'm Cindy Zhu and I am currently the Vice President of Fellowship 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

Vice President of Fellowship

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My name is William Lee and I am the Vice President of Internal Affairs here at HNP. I currently attend St. Michael's College as a senior. 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

Vice President of Internal Affairs

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Hello! My name is Uyanda Mntambo, I am the Vice President of External Affairs. I study Global Development Studies with a minor in Political Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. I enjoy going on long walks, swimming and hiking during the summer. As someone who spends a good amount of time outside, I am passionate about engaging positively with the earth and minimizing my ecological footprint. I joined HNP Ontario as it allows me to advocate for sustainability, the Indigenous land we are situated on and positive environmental change while educating myself and expanding my knowledge.

Uyanda Mntambo

Vice President of External Affairs

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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.

Abtin Zaker

Vice-President of Administration

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Hi! I'm Junbeen and the Vice President of Community Relations. I am currently in grade 12 at AB Lucas SS. I decided to join HNP because of my interest in environmental advocacy and activism in local level! I love to do something musical and craft-y in my free time.

Junbeen Yang

Vice President of Community Relations

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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 four languages and I love to play the piano. 

Helia Sayadnasab

Vice President of Operations

Ridah Afshal

Vice President of Development

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Hi there! My name's Ridah and I am a third year student at the University of Toronto double majoring in health sciences and psychology. Some of my interests include exercising, 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 in my community. I'm excited to grow with this organization and let it reach its full potential

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Suma Dendi

Senior Advisor

Events Team

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Pouria Ameryoun

Co-Director

Hello! I am Danya Shafi, a grade 12 student at John Fraser Secondary School and I am also one of the Events Co-Director at HNP. I like to spend most of my free time in or around nature and I love gardening. I joined HNP to learn about how I can incorporate sustainable practices into my life and also create tangible change in my community. I love being a part of the work that HNP does and I hope they continue to leave a positive impact on the environment!

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Danya Shafi

Co-Director

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Kyla Zhang

Associate

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Hello everyone! My name is Ahrani, and I am a grade 11 student at St. Francis Xavier Secondary School. I am also an Events Associate at HNP. I joined this organization with the intention of actively contributing towards the promotion of sustainability in my community. Additionally, my involvement allows me to further educate myself on adopting eco-friendly practices in my daily life. 

Ahrani Justin

Associate

Hi there! I am Jason, one of the Events Associates. I am a year 2 student in UofT, majoring in Neuroscience and Physiology. It is my pleasure to join this organization this year. I am passionate about environmental conservation and civic engagement. I am excited to be part of the HNP Ontario community and to work with like-minded individuals to make a positive impact on our environment and community.

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Jason/Chung

Associate

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Hello! My name is Faith Lee and I am a grade 12 student at Dr. GW Williams Secondary School and one of the Events Co-Directors at HNP! I love to take strolls outdoors, tending to my plant babies, and spending time with family & friends! (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 the future generations to come!

Faith Lee

Co-Director

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Hi! My name is Meala, a grade ten student from Bayview Secondary School. I'm an Events Associate here, and I joined HNP because of my passion for preserving the amazing biodiversity of nature and sparking change! Some of my hobbies include spending time in nature, being with my pet rabbit, listening to my favourite artist, and having fun with friends. I also really enjoy playing badminton!

Meala Sang

Associate

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Hey everyone! I'm Caitlyn, one of the events associate here at HNP. I'm a Pre-IB student at Bayview Secondary School. I joined HNP because of my passion for environmental advocacy and I want to do my role in making a difference within the community. Some of my interests include skiing, music, making bracelets, and spending time with family and friends! I look forward to working with an amazing team and being apart of a lasting impact!

Caitlyn Chen

Associate

Marketing Team

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Hi there! My name is Sherry, a Marketing Co-Director here at HNP Ontario. I am currently a grade 11 student at Bayview Secondary School. Some of my hobbies include cooking, singing, editing, and trying different foods! I joined HNP to pursue my passion in marketing, as well as to contribute to raising awareness about current environmental issues. Working in HNP has been a life changing experience for me, and I'm looking forward to making even bigger of an impact with everyone here.

Sherry Sun

Co-Director

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Tina Akhavan

Associate

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Hello, my name is Arundhati Roy, and I am a marketing director at HNP! Joined in order to spread awareness about the environmental issues in today’s world.

Arundhati Roy

Co-Director

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Hi, I’m Arianna. I am a Grade 11 student at Dr. G.W.Williams S.S. as well as one of the Marketing Associates at HNP. In my free time I enjoy riding my bike, playing trumpet and the piano. I am passionate about making a positive difference in the world and am looking forward to the impact that we can make as a team. I believe that living in a world that is so fast-paced, it is important to take the time to appreciate and advocate for our Earth.

Arianna Yue

Associate

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Hi there! I am Sohyun Park, an associate in the Marketing team and I am a senior at Loretto Abbey Secondary School. The reason that I joined HNP is to contribute to the environmental pollution crisis and to alert people about global warming. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, baking, and also reading books. Especially reading makes me calm and gives many knowledge.

Sohyun Park

Associate

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Hey, everyone! My name is Chiamaka Emeadi, and I am in Grade 10.
I currently attend Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute. I joined HNP Ontario for another opportunity to professionally hone my skills, while simultaneously bettering our environment! I enjoy writing, playing the violin, learning languages, eating (literally anything), and hanging out with my friends!

Chiamaka Emeadi

Associate

Lily Bai

Associate

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Hi! My name is Lily and I'm a marketing associate at HNP. In my free time I like reading, drawing, and playing the flute. I also enjoy volunteering and being involved with my community, which led me to join HNP! Here, I hope to learn more about environmental issues while also raising awareness for them. I'm excited to meet everyone!

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Hey everyone ::p my name is Liz, I am a Marketing Associate with HNP Ontario! I am in Grade 11 attending Dr. G. W Williams Secondary School in the IB Program. In my spare time, I like to visit new places (love side quests), exercise my creativity (art, literature, music, etc.), and spend time with my people. I joined HNP because I wanted to be involved in making a great change regarding the current environmental crisis. I stumbled upon HNP through a close friend and quickly realized my goals are now achievable with such a great community and like-minded people!

Elizabeth Lu

Associate

Finance Team

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Hello! My name is Likhitha and I am a grade 11 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 co-director. 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

Co-Director

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Hi! My name is Aurelia and I am currently finishing up Grade 12 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!

Aurelia Lai

Co-Director

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Hey everyone! I'm Haasini, a grade 10 student at Agincourt Collegiate Institute. My hobbies/interests consist of reading, cooking, and going on long nature walks. I joined HNP Ontario as a Finance Associate because I am passionate about protecting and advocating for our environment. While doing so, I have met such a welcoming community that I enjoy working alongside. I'm very thankful for this opportunity and am excited to leave a positive impact on our planet!

Haasini Gathaatharan

Associate

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Hi my name is Tommy. I am currently a student attending Bayview Secondary School. My hobbies/interests are reading and biking. Having a passion for the business field led me to connect with HNP Ontario as one of their Finance Associates, where I can make an impact and learn more from others around me. Overall, I chose to join because of the much needed advocacy to create a healthier and more sustainable environment for everyone to be in.

Tommy He

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!!

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Hey everyone, my name is Nikhil. I currently attend John Fraser Secondary School, and I am a finance associate for HNP Ontario! Some of my hobbies include playing soccer, watching movies, and playing board games. I’ve always been looking for ways I could make a difference in my community, and HNP Ontario was the perfect solution. HNP Ontario hosts fantastic events that have a direct impact on the environment in my community, and I was ecstatic once I was given the opportunity to volunteer for them. I can’t wait to see you all at our events!

Nikhil Khanna

Associate

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I'm Srishti Sekhri, grade 11 student at Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School. I am an avid reader, swimmer and I joined HNP Ontario as finance associate, because their mission resonates with my interest in environmental advocacy and youth leadership.

Srishti Sekhri

Associate

Human Resources Team

Hey, I am Eugene and I am a HR associate in HNPO. I am a first year life science student studying at the University Of Toronto. I joined HNPO to gain more experience and work along peers that share the same interest as me. During my freetime, gaming and sports are my go-to, so feel free to dm if you need a fill :))))))

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Eugene Liu

Co-Director

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Hi everyone! My name is Sophia and I am one of the Human Resources directors here at HNP Ontario. I am currently a grade 11 student at Richmond Hill High School. Some of my interests include photography and calligraphy. I joined HNP to learn more about environmental advocacy and specifically how we as a community can make an impact on a local level. I enjoy being involved in HNP's mission and hope that we can pave a more sustainable planet for future generations.

Sophia Hoo

Co-Director

Allison Shi

Associate

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Hi! My name is Allison and I'm currently in grade 11 at North Toronto Collegiate Institute. This year, I'll be one of the Human Resources Administration Associates at HNP. In my free time, my hobbies include reading, listening to music, and watching movies! My long-time passion for environmental advocacy and fighting climate change has led me to discover HNP. My vision for this year is to empower the next generation to make lasting contributions towards the global effort to build a more sustainable future!

Ashwiga Sureshkumar

Associate

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Hello! I'm Ashwiga Sureshkumar, a Grade 11 student at Holy Trinity Catholic High School. Currently, I'm a Human Resources Admin Associate on our team. I joined because the goals and values of HNP Ontario align with my passion for environmental advocacy. I also have a deep liking for music and visual arts!

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Hi! I'm Ahana, and I am a Human Resources Recruitment Associate with HNP Ontario. I am a pre-IB student at Dr. G.W. Williams, and I joined HNP because of my passion for advocating for the environment! In my free time, I enjoy watching new TV shows, baking, and crocheting! I’m so excited to be working with the team to tackle environmental issues!

Ahana Gehlot

Associate

Samhita Chakraborty

Associate

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Hello everyone! My name is Samhita and I am with the Human Resources team, acting as a Human Resources Recruitment Associate here at HNP Ontario. I am 16 years old and I love to travel, spend time with my friends and family, and binge watch my favorite TV shows and movies. I joined HNP to take part in such activities that further help our environment and raise awareness about major issues regarding our climate and environment.

Communications Team

Neelaksha Srisangar

Co-Director

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 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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Hi! The name is Sadra Ghaderpanah, and I'm a Communications Co-Director for HNP, finishing up grade 11 at Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School. My hobbies include working out, watching shows, and most importantly spending time with friends. I've joined this initiative for the amazing community, and for the positive impact we're trying to have.

Sadra Ghaderpanah

Co-Director

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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

Associate

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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

Associate

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I'm Anicka and currently in my first year at Western in the BMOS program. At HNP, I look forward to using my skills and previous experiences to contribute as a Communications Associate. I have been passionate about our environment since I was a kid. I firmly believe in spreading awareness and taking action to address environmental issues. Joining this team aligns with my commitment to making a positive impact. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, listening to music and volunteering.

Anicka WIlfred

Associate

Community Engagement

Hi there! My name is Manaya and I'm in grade 11. In my free time I like to read, bake, and listen to music. I am a Community Engagement Associate at HNP. I joined this initiative because I'm passionate towards making a change in our world and spreading awareness. I'm excited to be a part of this wonderful team and create a positive impact.

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Manaya Kohli

Co-director

Hey there! I'm Joshua Junatas and I'm an 10th Grade student at Richview Collegiate Institute. I'm a Community Engagement Associate here at HNP Ontario and I joined because I am someone who is constantly looking for ways to support the environment! I am an avid debater, cycler and urbanist and loves badminton!

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Joshua Junatas

Co-Director

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Hii, My name is Nethuki Wickramasuriya and I'm a community engagement associate at the human nature projects ontario! I'm currently attending the Woodlands Secondary school, and I'm in grade 10!! I joined HNP because from a really young age I've always been an advocate for the environment, and I really saw HNP as a wonderful way to start spreading influence, and further develop my own knowledge as well! A couple interests of mine, are reading manga, skateboarding, violin, and figure skating! I also watch a lot of anime, and I'm always looking for recommendations :) !!

Nethuki Wickramasuriya

Associate

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Hi everyone! My name is Mileina and I am currently a high school student in Ontario. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, painting, dancing, volunteer and spend time with my friends and family. I joined HNP to help contribute to the organization's job to protect the global environment. I am thrilled for this opportunity to be collaborating with passionate, hardworking, and exceptional individuals who share my aspirations and are dedicated to making a positive impact on our world!

Mileina Angelo

Associate

Logistics Team

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Hello, I'm Husayn Jaffer. I joined HNP to actively contribute to preserving our planet and making a positive impact on sustainability efforts.  In my spare time I enjoy various spots like MMA.

Husayn Jaffer

Director

Hello! My name is Puneet and I'm a grade 9 student in British Columbia. My interests include swimming, tennis, cooking, and coding. I joined HNP because I want to raise awareness about climate change and the importance of sustainability! I’m so excited to work with like-minded peers and to contribute to the fight against climate change!

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Puneet Khaira

Secretary

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Daniel Cheng

Associate

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Hello, my name is Luca Perretti and I am a Logistics Associate here at Human Nature Projects Ontario. I am currently a grade 12 student at Cardinal Carter Catholic High School, I have a strong passion for the world of business and a large interest in sports. I joined HNP to make a difference in our world and to be a part of something that's worth being a part of. My goal with HNP is to create positive change and raise awareness to environmental issues worldwide.

Luca Perretti

Associate

Outreach Team

Ian Kim

Director

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Hey! My name is Ian Kim, I'm a Grade 11 student at St. Theresa of Lisieux, and I'm the current Outreach Director for HNP Ontario. I joined HNP Ontario in early 2023 with the hopes of making active environmental change throughout my community, and am overall proud with the work and progress our organization has done this past year. I love consuming, analyzing, and creating art of all mediums!

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Megan Chui

Associate

Hello! My name is Bernice and I am currently a grade 11 student. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music or watching shows. I decided to join HNP because I feel the need to raise awareness and address issues related to climate change. I'm so excited to be a part of HNP Ontario and to make a positive impact on our community!

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Bernice Lam

Associate

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Hey there! I'm Rimal, a grade 10 student at Humberview Secondary School and a new Outreach Associate here at HNP Ontario! I am super passionate about environmental advocacy and STEM! I joined HNP as it resonates with my interests as a youth led non-profit that supports environmental stewardship. I am super excited to be part of the team! In my free time, I love to read, bake, paint and crochet.

Rimal Kaur Mangat

Associate

Fellowship

M Hammad Abbasi

Fellowship Director

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I am a young and dedicated environmental activist, pursuing a bachelor's degree in public administration and governance at NUML, Islamabad. Currently, I am serving as a Fellowship Director at HNP Ontario. Climate change and environmental challenges have been at the forefront of my life's mission, and my journey as a climate activist in Pakistan has fueled my passion to make an impact globally. 

Selena Li

Fellowship Director

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 Hi!! My name is Selena and I am this year's Fellowship Director!! I'm in grade 11 at STL and I am super excited to be working with HNP to bring you a new and engaging Fellowship for this year (so keep an eye out!!) Other than that, if I'm not doing homework or playing tetris, you can find me doing art, working out, or fighting bears in the woods (jk I love and respect nature <3)

Lisa Tran

Marketing Officer

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Hello, my name is Lisa and I am the Fellowship Marketing Officer for the 2024 year! I am in grade 10 in John Fraser Secondary school and I enjoy filmmaking, design, and movies. I joined HNP Ontario's fellowship team specifically because I participated in last year's youth environmental fellowship and was motivated to recreate the experience of last year's fellowship.

Jasmine Montrichard

Researcher Officer

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Hi! I'm Jasmine and I am a Fellowship Researcher Officer at Human Nature Projects (HNP) Ontario. I currently go to St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary School. I joined HNP Ontario because I want to collaborate with other youth on promoting environmental advocacy and sustainability throughout Ontario. My interests are in computer science, environmental stewardship, sociology, arts and among many other fields!

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Ryan Deng

Finance Officer

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Hamza Khokhawala

Finance Officer

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