Nafisa Nawal is a second year student at the University of Toronto pursuing a double major in Public Policy and International Development. She founded AOT in 2017 and has served as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer since. Her role involves setting strategy and direction for the organization as a whole, overseeing the other executives as well as managing and coordinating activities across all of the departments within AOT. Her passions include project management, exploring world issues, advocacy, and policy development. Nafisa is currently the Director of Events at STRIVE Conference, where she develops and oversees logistics for the largest undergraduate-focused accounting conference in Ontario. Additionally, she is the Secretary and Social Media Manager for the Rotaract Club of Toronto-Danforth. She handles the organization’s administrative duties along with manages and creates content for all of their social media platforms. Also, Nafisa is a committed gender equality advocate which has been displayed by her long time involvement with Plan International Canada in multiple roles including Speakers Bureau Member, Girls Belong Here Ambassador, Youth Advocate, and Youth Summit Facilitator. Recently, she worked with Plan International Canada to develop a guide for organizations on how to meaningfully engage youth.
Vansh is a grade 11 student in the Math and Computer Science (MaCS) program at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute. Vansh previously held the Chief Financial Officer position at AOT and is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer. His role involves assisting the Chief Executive Officer in overseeing the organization’s committees, creating contracts, and ensuring that AOT employees consistently follow the organization’s policies. He also works closely with the finance team to secure sponsorships and develop funding strategies. With a keen interest in finance and corporate law, Vansh serves as a Content Director at InvestBETA, a non-profit organization promoting investment education among high school students. In addition, he is a Co-Founder and Co-Host of the Comprehensive Canadian University Guide (CCUG), a podcast that invites admissions officers and students from various university programs across Canada to assist high school students in making informed decisions about their post-secondary education.
Kathleena is a grade 11 student at Cawthra Park Secondary School’s specialized music program. As Chief Financial Officer, she leads the finance committee, oversees AOT’s sponsorships and grants as well as maintains the organization’s financial records. Her passions include human rights, international relations, and social activism. Also, she enjoys making music and reading in her free time. Kathleena’s enthusiasm towards giving back to her community has led her to serve on multiple youth executive councils. She is a HOSA National Officer, managing major press releases and leading a nationally distributed general members publication each month. In addition, Kathleena is the President of We Charity Peel Youth where she fundraises for various We Charity projects across the region. Her role as Student Council President allows her to advocate for inclusion and diversity while governing the largest club within her school.
Tiffany is a second year student at Queen’s University completing a major in Political Science, minor in History, and certificate in Employment Relations. As Chief Marketing Officer, she oversees AOT’s marketing team and ambassador program, develops new marketing strategies to promote the organization, and creates content for our social media platforms. Some of Tiffany’s favourite hobbies include reading, journaling, and actively being involved in her community. She is currently the Deputy Commissioner of External Affairs for Academics at the Queen’s Alma Mater Society, where she authors policy papers for the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance as well as oversees the teaching awards and all student-faculty relations projects. Additionally, she is the Talent Acquisition Manager at the Queen’s Arts and Science Undergraduate Society managing recruitment campaigns and organizing hiring activities.
Yandy is a third year student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a double major in Criminology and Philosophy. As Chief Research Officer, she manages AOT’s research team, leads the creation of our annual mock trial case, and oversees the workshops, speaker panel, and mock trial judges during our conference. Additionally, Yandy runs a small business called Thoughtfully Handmade, where she creates and sells handmade cards, bookmarks and gift tags. She is currently working towards achieving her Gold Level as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, a global program geared towards encouraging youth to learn new skills, remain physically active, and become a leader in their local communities. Through this award, Yandy has acquired numerous skills such as drawing and calligraphy, which has benefitted her business as well as allowed her to make new friends.
Fariha is a second year student at the University of Toronto working towards a specialization in Neuroscience and a double minor in Psychology and Biology. As AOT’s Secretary, she completes a variety of administrative tasks such as managing the organization’s email account, delivering meeting updates to our team, taking meeting minutes, and acts as a liaison between the organization and conference attendees. Fariha is a part of the Healthcare and Mental Health Advisory group in the Ontario Provincial Youth Cabinet where she voices her opinions on these topics to Ontario’s Official Opposition critics as well as works with other youth members to develop engaging projects. Additionally, she is a Teaching Assistant at Kumon Learning Centre providing one on one assistance in math and English to 60 students from kindergarten to grade 10. Her role as Vice President of Rotaract Club of Toronto Danforth involves working alongside the club’s current President to lead a group of youth and carry out various volunteer projects.
Madhumita is a grade 11 student at Markville Secondary School. As Chief Technology Officer, she manages AOT’s website and is currently working with various departments to implement new features on the site. With a love for learning and technology, Madhumita has participated in numerous projects around her community. She is currently a Teaching Assistant at CAROBOT, a lego robotics company that teaches young children how to build robots. Also, Madhumita tutors youth in math and computer science as well as trains children in music theory. Her role as Co-President of the Transition Activity Council involves creating events to support new and incoming students at her high school.