Our 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, whom each contribute to our goal. Hover over our pictures to read each member's blurb!

Co-Founders / Management

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Muhammad Ansar

Project Manager and Executive Director

Hi, my name is Muhammad and I am a second-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!

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Srija Das

Lead Events Director

Hi everyone! My name is Srija and I am the Lead Events Director. I am in first 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!

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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!

Muhammad Ansar

Project Lead/Co-Founder

Srija Das

Project Lead/Co-Founder

Iris Cui

Vice-President of External Affairs

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Joanne Nguyen

Vice-President of Internal Affairs

Hi, my name is joanne and I am a first-year BBA student at Wilfrid Laurier University. I decided to join HNP because I have a strong passion for environmental advocacy. In my free time, I enjoy reading, yoga, and cooking! I am interested in beauty and in the future, I would love to find a career that aligns with my interests. 

Joanne Nguyen

Vice-President of Internal Affairs

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Nishka Khanzode

Vice-President of Development

Hello! My name is Nishka, I am currently a grade 11 student at John Fraser Secondary School and the Vice President of Development at HNP. Some of my common hobbies include baking, reading, playing sports or listening to Taylor Swift. From a young age I've been passionate about environmental justice and issues, searching for a way to help make an impact I found HNP Ontario. I'm so excited for my future at this organization and all the events we're executing this year!

Nishka Khanzode

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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Suman Dendi

Events Co-Director

Hey! I'm Suma and I'm a grade 10 student at the Rocky Hill High School. In my free time, I enjoy biking, playing chess, investing, and watching YouTube. At HNP, I'm excited to work towards a more sustainable future.

Suma Dendi

Events Co-Director

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Eris Gang

Events Associate

Hi! I’m Eris, I’m a grade 10 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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Helia Sayadnasab

Events Associate

I'm Helia, I'm a ninth 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 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 will be active as an ambassador for HNP Ontario. 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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Faith Lee

Events Coordinator

Hello! My name is Faith Lee and I am a grade 10 pre-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

Event Associate

Marketing

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Alina Riabova

Marketing & Social Media Co-Director

Hi everyone!! My name is Alina, I am a grade 11 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 11 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

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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!

Duru Unal

Marketing & Social Media Associate

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Ada Wang

Marketing & Social Media Associate

Hi there! My name is Ada and I am an marketing associate here at HNP Ontario. I'm currently a grade 11 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 Associate

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Claire Kang

Marketing & Social Media Associate

Hi! My name is Claire and I am currently a grade 10 student in the pre-IB program at St. Robert Catholic High School. I joined HNP as I hope to spread awareness and inform more people about the many environmental issues in our world today, as well as meet new people! In my free time, I like to read, play badminton, bake or hang out with my friends. Look forward to all the exciting events HNP has planned for this year!

Claire Kang

Marketing & Social Media Associate

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Yasmin Correia

Marketing & Social Media Associate

Hi there! My name is Yasmin, and I'm a grade 11 student. One of my passions is marketing, and I already work with social media, so I thought, why not put my learning into action with HNP?!

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Marketing & Social Media Associate

Finance

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Ridah Afshal

Finance Co-Director

Hi there! My name's Ridah and I am a first 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!

Ridah Afshal

Finance Co-Director

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Eden Lee

Finance Co-Director

Hey everyone! I'm Eden, a grade 12 student currently serving as co-director of Finance here at HNP. 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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Likhitha Koppula

Finance and Technology Associate

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 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 & Technology Associate

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Carrie Liu

Finance & Technology Associate

Hello everyone! My name is Carrie and I am a first-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 Lui

Finance & Technology Associate

Anicka Wilfred

Finance & Technology Associate

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Anicka Wilfred

Finance & Technology 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!

Human Resources

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Kaithleen Gacita

Human Resources Co-Director

HI, my name is Kaithleen Gacita. I'm a grade 11 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 first 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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Jamie Marchon

Human Resources Co-Director

Hi! My name is Jaime and I am currently in year 12. I enjoy reading, listening to music and indulging myself in art. I joined HNP Ontario with the sole purpose of creating an environmental awareness and to give back my little bit to mother nature who gives us a lot. I have always been an environmental activist and felt that this would be a great platform for me to bring about this change .

Jamie Marchon

Human Resources

Co-Director

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Brian Lau

Operations Co-Director

Hi, my name is Brian and I’m a Human Resources Associate at HNP. I’m currently in Gr. 11 and some of my hobbies are watching Netflix, playing sports, and travelling. I joined HNP Ontario because I like working with other people on environmental projects. Some examples of these projects are making Instagram posts, joining the webinar, and exchanging environmental ideas with my peers.

Brian Lau

 Human Resources Associate 

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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 10 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

Human Resources Associate

Communications

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Neelaksha Srisangar

Communications Director

"Hey everyone! I'm Neelaksha, and I'm in my second 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! 🙂"

Neelaksha Srisangar

Communications Director

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Adrien Ravindran

Newsletter / Media Writer & Communications Associate

Hi, my name is Adrien & I'm a Gr.10 Pre-IB at St.Francis Xavier SS. I decided to join HNP because I wanted to explore more on my interest on the environment, takings ome form of leadership and helping out in the community. Some my other interests are basketball, chess, coding, drawing, history, and geography. In case you're interested, you can check out my insta geo page, @histo_graphical.can.

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Newsletter/Media Writer & Communications Associate

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Shifa Nathani

Newsletter / Media Writer & Communications Associate

Heyy!! I am Shifa. I am currently pursuing a B.A degree in Psychology and Sociology at The University of Melbourne, Australia. I am very passionate about community service and giving back to the community. My hobbies include dancing and reading. My future plans involve advocacy for mental health awareness especially among the South Asian communities. 

Shifa Nathani

Newsletter/Media Writer & Communications Associate

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Vishurdeey Sivakumar

Volunteer Director

Greetings! The name is Vishurdeey and I am a Volunteer Director 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

Newsletter/Media Writer & Communications Associate

Operations

Kiyan Sajadi

Operations Co-Director

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Kiyan Sajadi

Ambassador Program Coordinator

Hello! My name is Kiyan and I am a pre-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 staying in to read during the winter. I also love to try new foods with my friends and family.

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Sonia Ranganatha

Website Developer / Manager

Hello! My name is Sonia and I’m a grade 10 IB student at Alexander Mackenzie High School. I enjoy reading and some of my favourite artists are Mitski and Steve Lacy. I’ve always been passionate about sustainable living and environmental issues, so I’m excited to join HNP as it’s website developer!

Sonia Ranganatha

Website

Developer / Manager

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Samiksha Satthy

Operations Co-Director

Hi! My name is Samiksha and I am a grade 10 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 10 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

Developer / Manager

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Junbeen Yang

Volunteer Coordinator / Operations Coordinator

Hi! My name is Junbeen and I am a grade 10 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

Volunteer Coordinator / Operations Coordinator