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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, my name is Muhammad and I am a fourth-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 one of the executive directors for 2022-2023, I can’t wait to showcase our upcoming events! Stay tuned!

Srija Das

Muhammad Ansar


Executive Director

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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 in my community. I'm excited to grow with this organization and let it reach its full potential!

Ridah Afshal

Vice President of Internal Affairs

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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 Director

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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.

Kiyan Sajadi

Project Lead

Executive Director


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

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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

Vice President of External Affairs

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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

Vice President of Administration


Hello! My name is Suma and I’m an eleventh grade student from the US. I love being a part of HNP Ontario because I care about healing the planet and raising awareness about pressing environmental issues all around the world. I also enjoy biking and playing the piano, and I’m an avid science fiction consumer. As vice president of development, I’m thrilled to grow with HNP as it reaches new heights this year!

Suma Dendi

Vice President of Development

Events Team

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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. 

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Hello! I am Danya Shafi, a grade 11 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


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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



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


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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


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Hello! My name is Faith Lee and I am a grade 11 student at Dr. GW Williams secondary school and an Events Associate at HNP! I love to take strolls outdoors, being a mindful consumer, and helping our planet in any way possible! (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


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Hey everyone! My name is Emily Yuan and I am a pre-IB grade 10 student at Alexander Mackenzie High School. In my free time, I enjoy playing piano and violin, baking, reading and spending time with friends and family. I decided to join HNP because it is an amazing opportunity for youth to learn to make a difference in the environment, and I have always been passionate about climate change advocacy. After all, if we, youth, do not learn and educate others to care for the Earth, we will grow up living in a polluted and catastrophic world, making the same mistakes as our ancestors. I'm so excited to be part of this impactful organization!

Emily Yuan


Hello, I'm Shrilekha Venkat and I am a grade 11 student at Maple High school. I joined HNP to develop my communication skills and help play my role in our community efforts against climate change. Through this organization, I hope to continue to raise awareness and advocate for the health of our environment. In my free time, I enjoy reading, roller skating, playing badminton, and table tennis.

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Shrilekha Venkat


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Hi! My name is Sanaa and I am a grade 10 student at St Aloysius Gonzaga SS. I joined HNP as an events associate because I love nature and truly believe it is our job to protect our home. Aside from being a tree hugger, I love making art, playing violin and hiking. I’m very excited to create positive change along with all the wonderful people who make this organization so incredible!

Sanaa Poonawala


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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Chung Wah Kwan


Marketing Team

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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


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Hi guys! My name is Emily, I’m a grade 10 student at Milliken Mills High School and I’m a marketing associate here at HNP. In my free time I enjoy crocheting, cooking and journaling. I joined HNP because I thought it was really cool how most of the initiatives are based in the GTA.

Emily Dong


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Hi! My name is Tara and I'm a marketing associate here at HNP. I go to Stephen Lewis Secondary School and My hobbies include baking, reading, listening to music and watching TV shows. I joined HNP to advocate for a cleaner future by spreading awareness and encouraging change amongst communities.

Tara Rezaei Zare



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


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Hi, my name is Steven Tang and I am a grade 11 student from Cardinal Carter Catholic High School. I joined HNP Ontario to raise awareness about climate change and environmental concerns on our planet. I enjoy engaging in several activities during my free time, including working out, reading, and playing video games.

Steven Tang


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Hello hello! My name is Arundhati Roy, and I am a Marketing Associate! I joined as the HNP seems to be an amazing community to be in, and I also changed in hopes to make a good impact, big or small! I enjoy drawing, or creating things in general. I also enjoy work, which is weird, but I enjoy it. Makes me feel productive if it isn't too much.

Arundhati Roy


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Hello! My name is Sherry and I am a marketing associate here at HNP Ontario. I am currently in Grade 10 at Bayview Secondary School. Some of my hobbies include cooking, singing and spending time with my friends and family in general. I joined HNP to learn more about current environmental issues, as well as help raise awareness about them. I'm really glad to be a part of the team, and I'm super excited to work with everyone in HNP who share the same goal as me! 😊

Sherry Sun


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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


Finance Team

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My name is William Lee and I am a finance co-director 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


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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


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Hey! My name is Anicka and I am currently in Grade 12 at St. Francis Xavier SS. I joined HNP as a Finance and Technology associate and was interested to be part of an initiative that brings students together to make a positive impact for our environment. I wanted to act upon my passion towards making a change in my community!

Anicka Wilfred


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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!

Aurelia Lai


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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Hello! My name is Anjali, and I am a Grade 10 student at Milliken Mills High School. I joined Human Nature Projects in order to play a role in the environmental preservation efforts around the GTA. My peers at HNP are some of the most friendly, dedicated people I have met, and this team has been such a pleasure to be part of! Some of my favourite hobbies include listening to music, making music, and reading. I can't wait to continue exploring different opportunities at HNP!

Anjali Pathmanathan


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Hi! My name is Amanda and I am currently a grade 11 student. I joined HNP Ontario because of my passion for environmental advocacy and to work with other like minded individuals. Some things I enjoy doing in my free time include dance, reading, knitting, and volunteering.

Amanda Liu


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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


Human Resources Team

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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


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Hi, my name is Vani and I’m one of the HR directors here 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!

Vani Singh


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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 :))))))

Eugene Liu


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My name is Nabeelah and I am a fourth year student at McMaster University pursuing a double major in Biology and Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour. My interests include travel, reading, baking, playing tennis, and binge watching my favourite TV shows. I joined HNP Ontario as a human resource associate as I am passionate about the environment and have a keen interest in advocacy, especially for community well-being. Through my involvement in this organization, I hope to learn more about pressing issues that challenge our environment and spread awareness to others in my community.

Nabeelah Zaman


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Hi! My name is Sophia and I am a human resources associate here at HNP. Currently, I am a grade 10 student at Dr. G. W. Williams and during my downtime, you will find me listening to music or doodling. I joined HNP in hopes of taking part in addressing major environmental issues like climate change or air pollution. With that being said, I am looking forward to having a great year with everyone!

Sophia Hoo


Communications Team

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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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Hello! My name is Uyanda Mntambo, I am a communications team co-director. 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


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Hi! My name is Tarani and I am a Communications co-director at HNP Ontario. Currently, I'm a student at Milliken Mills High School. I decided to join HNP because I wanted to help tackle our world's climate crisis while working alongside other passionate individuals. I enjoy reading, baking, making new friends, and spending time with family.

Tarani Esparam


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Hello, my name is Tanisha Patel and I attend Brampton Centennial Secondary School. I am the Communications Associate and am interested in making an impact to our environment. I joined to work with like-minded individuals to contribute to this amazing vision and give back to our community by raising awareness for sustainable development and climate change. I look forward to the changes we can make altogether!

Tanisha Patel


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Hi everyone. My name is Huda Kashif and I am a communications associate here at HNP Ontario. I am a grade 11 student and an advocate for environmental protection. I joined HNP because I wanted to make a difference in my community and spread awareness about the pressing issue of climate change. I believe that we can work together to create a more sustainable future and reduce our carbon footprints. In my free time I love to read, watch documentaries and go biking in the summer time. I'm looking forward to making a difference through HNP and working alongside others with similar goals !

Huda Kashif


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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


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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


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Hi! The name is Sadra Ghaderpanah, and I'm a Communications Associate 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


Community Engagement


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


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Hi! I'm Junbeen and one of the directors here. I am currently in grade 11 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


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


Logistics Team

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Hi there! My name is Kelly and I am the Logistics Director here at HNP Ontario. I am currently a grade 10 student at Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, and I enjoy participating in various extracurriculars such as coding and debating. In my spare time, I like to draw and play music. I joined HNP to advocate for the environment, because I believe that the climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges humanity is currently facing. I hope that our organization is able to combat it, even if we take one step at a time!

Kelly Li


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



Hi, my name is Aditi! I am a Logistics Associate for HNP Ontario! I am 16 years old, and one of my passions is environmental science. I joined HNP to help preach environmental advocacy. My role as a logistics associate is designing our website! Some of my other hobbies include dance, listening to music, and playing video games!

Aditi Chaturvedi


Hello! My name is Mahima Bhat and I'm a junior at Lambert High School and a Logistics Associate at HNP. Some of my interests include reading, painting, and community involvement. I joined HNP because their mission resonates with my interest in environmental advocacy, and to work with a team of passionate individuals who want to spread economic awareness. I'm excited to be a part of HNP!

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Mahima Bhat


Hi my name is Nyle Rafiq and I am very excited to be apart of the Hnp Ontario crew. I am a grade 11 student currently enrolled in Saint Francis Xavier Secondary School and I am a Logistics Associate. In my free time I really enjoy reading, my favourite book is From Ant To Eagle. I also really enjoy watching television. I joined Hnp Ontario because I have always had a passion for helping out my community as well as helping improve the environment. I also want to go into the environmental field and I believe HNP Ontario is a great stepping stone towards achieving my goal.

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Nyle Rafiq


Outreach Team

Hey all! I'm Ian, a Grade 10 student attending St. Theresa of Lisieux, and I'm currently the Outreach Director at HNP. I joined HNP because I felt the need to contribute to my community, in terms of both raising awareness and fighting environmental issues. If I can work to make a change, I know I can inspire others to do the same. In terms of hobbies, I love all sorts of games, from chess to Mario. I hope to be able to meet some great new people at HNP, and make an impact!

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Ian Kim


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