2016-2017 Executive Team
David is a 3rd year Neuroscience/Psychology student studying at the University of Toronto. He is passionate about becoming a psychiatrist. David was a member of the Interact Club in his high school, and he joined Rotaract in university --first serving as the Director of Internal Affairs, then the Vice President. As the president this year, David is very excited to work with a great team, and he is looking forward to all the amazing events.
Tara is a third year student at the University of Toronto pursuing studies in Peace, Conflict and Justice, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and Jewish Studies. The current Vice-President of the Rotaract Club at U of T, Tara has previously served as an International Services Director for the group. Her goals for the club are to extend awareness of the group on campus, to create solid relationships with similarly-minded organizations, and to continue to develop a sense of community amongst U of T's rotaractors. When not studying and taking part in extra-curricular activities, Tara enjoys spending her time travelling, painting, and hiking alongside her dog.
Amy is entering her third year at the University of Toronto, studying Human Biology, Physiology, and Psychology. She will be one of the Directors of Communication for Rotaract this year. In the past, Amy has been involved with Rotary as a participant and junior leader at camp RYLA. Her goals for the organization this year are to increase participation in Rotaract by working in conjunction with specific programs of study and other organizations to promote complementary events. Between working and school, Amy enjoys hiking, camping, and cooking.
Evan is a 4th year Biological Chemistry Specialist and Microbiology major. He spends all his spare time racing sailboats and teaching the sport during the summer. During the winter he skis with his friends. Evan has an obsession with coffee and beer that can't be explained. He has always been heavily involved with online marketing and advertisement. This passion was sparked when Chris and him started a memes page at their high school and he’s never stopped. Evan loves learning about advertising techniques and sharing his posters with others. This year his goals for rotaract include making the raddest posters so that our events are more appealing to outsiders and to increase the spread of our social media presence.
Reema is a graduate from the Business Administration - Financial Planning program at George Brown College and a part-time student at U of T pursuing a major in Equity Studies. She has previously served in the roles of U of T Rotaract as: President, Vice President, and Community Services Director, and will serve this year as Co-Secretary. Her hope for this year's club is to expand the name on U of T campus and build club pride and numbers in membership. In her spare time, Reema loves doing hot yoga, travelling, and educating herself.
New to the team, Stephanie is a second-year student double majoring in English and French Language and Literature. She loves all things about language; its theatre, its musicality, and most importantly, its diversity. Language being the key to communication and understanding between all people, this year she hopes to use her experience with language to reach out to the various communities of Toronto by supporting those most underfunded local organizations. She plans to include many more opportunities for volunteering with the Rotaract Club of the University of Toronto, bringing more face-to-face interaction with the people who make up our city, and an exciting schedule of fundraising events meant to raise not only funds for those organizations who need it most, but awareness about how “service above self” truly makes an impact on our world.
Jordana graduated this past June from U of T with a degree in Molecular Genetics and Physiology. She is now working on campus in a genetics lab full time and hoping to enter medical school in the coming years. Last year, Jordana served as one of two International Services Directors. This year, she hopes to increase the clubs outreach to and communication with new members and improve administrative organization to support current and future executives. Her hobbies include hiking, going for late night adventures and meeting travelers from around the world through couchsurfing.
Maria is entering second year, studying Electrical and Computer Engineering. She was involved with Interact in high school, which sparked her interest in philanthropy and giving back to the community. Maria’s main goal this year for Rotaract is to gather more members, and to increase the club’s impact through local volunteering. She highly values finding balance between work and play, and enjoys hiking, dancing, and baking in her free time.