Yasmeen Choudhri: Co-President
Yasmeen is a second year Life Sciences Specialization student at Queen’s. She was born and raised in Ottawa but has mixed Pakistani and Yemeni roots. Yasmeen is very passionate about peer support and representation for women of colour in STEM fields. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, and having impromptu dance parties with her friends.
“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” -Arundhati Roy
Danielle Pinder: Co-President
Danielle is a second year Life Sciences student at Queen’s University. She was born in the GTA and raised in Pickering, Ontario. Both of her parents are immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago, so Caribbean and South Asian culture played a prominent role in her upbringing. Danielle is passionate about addressing the barriers faced by various marginalized groups and hopes to pursue a career in healthcare. Danielle spends her free time grabbing coffee with friends and re-watching episodes of How I Met Your Mother.
“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again!”- Sojourner Truth
Julia Braganza: Treasurer
Julia is a second year majoring in psychology along with the physical activity and disability certificate. She was born in North York and currently lives in Markham, and her cultural roots are from Goa, India. Julia is interested in promoting equal opportunities across diverse cultures and for people who are differently abled. She hopes to pursue a career in occupational therapy or counselling psychology. Julia loves cooking, baking, FaceTiming friends, and watching Netflix. Her favourite shows are Jane the Virgin and This is Us.
“ In diversity there is beauty and there is strength” – Maya Angelou
Alina Asghar: Events Coordinator
Alina is a second year Life Science major at Queen’s University. She lived in Toronto growing up and moved to Kingston before high school. Alina is passionate about medicine and hopes to pursue a career in pharmacy. She loves spending her time (mostly procrastinating) watching the Raptors.
“I firmly believe that through peace, love, respect, and mutual understanding, we will be able to provide a helping hand that will empower each woman to reach out like a sister to one another. “-Zainab Khan
Shayla Joshi: Blog Coordinator
Shayla is a second year Psychology student at Queen’s University. She was born in Ottawa, and has spent her entire life surrounded by a traditional Hindu culture. Shayla is passionate about equity and wishes to pursue a career in law. She loves spending her spare time watching any (and every) romantic comedy on Netflix.
“Each time a woman stands up for herself without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” —Maya Angelou
Joey Lau: Graphics Coordinator
Joey is a second year Political Science student at Queen’s University. She was born in Toronto and raised into traditional Chinese Buddhist culture. In her spare time she enjoys, creating graphic designs, cooking and watching extremely bad movies. Joey is particularly interested in pursuing a career in law or design.
“How about a girl who’s got a brain. Who always speaks her mind.” – Mulan