Meet The Board (2017-2018)

WCSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-2018

Meet your 2017-2018 WCSA Board of Directors and the people that help support us. Don’t be shy and come visit us during our office hours or say hi if you see us on campus!

Executives

19667878 1872587983064030 1910596167117894299 o 1 RYAN JEONG, PRESIDENT

Hi Woodsworth! My name is Minki Ryan Jeong, and I am so grateful, and honored to be working alongside you as President of WCSA for the term 2017-2018. I am in my fourth year specializing in Political Science, and I was lucky enough to have been representing the absolute best student population on campus for the past three years on WCSA. In terms of my goals for this year, I’d like to ensure that all of you at Woodsworth to feel at home, and provide you the best services for you to maximize student experience at the University. I love coffee, and talking with my fellow peers, so please feel free to stop by the office at anytime to chat! If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or need someone to grab food, or coffee with, I can always be reached at president@mywcsa.com

Img 1083 3 ROHAN SHAH, VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

Hey Woodsworth! My name is Rohan Shah and I’m in my final year studying Finance & Economics at Rotman Commerce. I am your Vice President of Financial Affairs for 2017-18 and I ran on the platform of integrity, accountability and open-mindedness. It is my job to ensure that your money is allocated efficiently and that WCSA continues to provide amazing events and initiatives to you all. That being said, I am always open to hear from all of YOU.
When I won’t be doing WCSA work or studying, I would probably be watching tv or hanging out with my friends. As an international student, I found a home here at Woodsworth and I hope that we, the WCSA 2017-18 team, can do the same for you! If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, feel free to stop by during my office hours or shoot me an e-mail at vp.finance@mywcsa.com

Img 1103 9 JULIA CICCONI, VICE PRESIDENT OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Hey Woodsworth! My name is Julia Cicconi, and I am super excited to be your 2017-18 Vice President of Social Affairs! I am currently in my fourth year, studying Criminology, Sociology, and Women & Gender Studies, I play on the Varsity Women’s Rugby Team, and if you didn’t already know, I LOVE all things Woodsworth. I have become dedicated to the Wolfpack through endless involvement here and it has been an absolute pleasure engaging with the best college at U of T! This year, I hope to make it the best social environment we’ve seen at Woodsworth yet. This will be done through endless events, filled with fun, food, de-stressing, and a few formal events like our favourite Red Party and New Year’s bash! My goal is for everyone to feel as at home at Woodsworth as I do, and get us all interacting with our fellow wolves as much as possible! If anyone has any ideas of what they would like to see in social events this year, feel free to email me at vp.social@mywcsa.com or come find me around Woodsworth, I’m almost always around and would love to talk to you. I am so excited to make this year an unforgettable one and I hope you are too!

Img 1091 4 HAYA ADIL SHEIKH, VICE PRESIDENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

My name is Haya and I’m honored to represent you this year as the Vice President of External Affairs.On behalf of external portfolio, I am going to work towards building stronger relationships between Woodsworth and other campus groups and colleges at U of T, to encapsulate opportunities that our students can benefit from.  I will be liaising with campus organizations to organize collaborative events in the pursuit of our mission and vision to promote accessibility and equity while enhancing the university experience of our diverse student body.My main focus will be to help you put your ideas into actions. This will be made possible through establishing new clubs, providing existing clubs with an opportunity to become affiliated with WCSA, as well as by offering individual initiative grants each semester to support you in your academic endeavors. I would encourage you to get involved with the external committee, existing Woodsworth clubs and even start your own club! This will be a great way to enhance your university experience. Woodsworth for me is a home away from home and it is always a pleasure to serve the people at this college. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at vp.external@mywcsa.com or come chat whenever you see me at Woodsworth.

Img 1104 10 AMANDA LI, VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

 Hey Woodsworth! My name is Amanda and I am honoured to serve as your VP PR for the 2017-2018 term. I am in my 4th year of Rotman Commerce with a Specialist in Management.My promise to you this year is to bring awareness to the Woodsworth community. My goal is to make sure each and everyone of you is well informed of the events and initiatives taking place. I want to get you all involved and make our college a fun and interactive environment, that includes social media contests, cool-new WCSA wear, and more! If you have any ideas or want to get involved, feel free to get in touch with me at vp.pr@mywcsa.com. If you ever need to come find me in person, you’ll almost always find me in Kruger or in the WCSA office (WW103). Don’t hesitate to come chat with me, I’m nice – I promise. #1LoveWW

Img 1079 2 DANIEL HUMBY, VICE PRESIDENT OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS 

Hey Woodsworth! My name Daniel Humby and I am your Vice-President of Internal Affairs for the 2017/18 school year! I’m currently a fourth-year student majoring in Political Science while minoring in History and Philosophy. I’m beyond excited to be a part of representing the largest (and obviously the best) student population of all the UofT colleges, and I’m especially looking forward to giving back to the community that’s been my second home for the past 3 years. This year, I’m dedicated to making sure WCSA functions at it’s peak so that we can provide the helpful resources, the best events, and valuable opportunities to all Woodsworth students. You have any questions, concerns, or even just want to chat? Come find me anytime in WW103, on Facebook, or email me at vp.internal@mywcsa.com!

Img 1072 1 VALERIE DOS SANTOS, VICE PRESIDENT OF ATHLETIC AFFAIRS

Hey Woodsworth! My name is Valerie Dos Santos and I am your Vice President of Athletic Affairs for the 2017-2018 term. I am a fourth year student majoring in Criminology and Ethics, Society and Law, and minoring in Political Science. This year, I plan to organize a variety of athletic events that everyone can participate in and enjoy. Whether you are interested in playing on an intramural team, going to watch a Toronto sports game, or looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the Athletics portfolio has something to offer you! One of my goals is to ensure that athletic events are inclusive and welcoming to all students. I encourage everyone to get involved and get active! If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, feel free to visit me during my office hours or email me at vp.athletics@mywcsa.com. I look forward to working with all of you to make this an amazing year!

ASSOCIATES & DIRECTORS

Img 1098 8 ASHLEY LALL, UPPER YEAR STUDENT’ DIRECTOR

Hey there, Woodsworth. I’m Ashley and I’m excited to be returning as your one of your Upper Year Students’ Directors for a second year. I’m a fourth-year commuter student studying International Relations, Political Science, and French. As expected from this portfolio, my co-director, Richelle, and I will be working to provide a wide range of social and academic programming in the interest of Woodsworth’s upper year students but equally accessible to our younger students as well. I’m hoping to build upon the performance of last year’s portfolio by improving old events and introducing new ones. If you want to chat about anything at all, feel free to shoot me an email at ashley.upperyear@mywcsa.com.

 19667878 1872587983064030 1910596167117894299 o 1 RICHELLE HAYNES, UPPER YEAR STUDENT’ DIRECTOR

 Hey Wolfpack! My name is Richelle Haynes and I am super excited to be one of your two Upper Year Students’ Directors! I am a third year student studying Environmental Studies, Philosophy and French and my goal for this academic year is to help upper year students to strike a balance between their academic and social lives. Therefore, I will be working with Ashley Lall, the other Upper Year Students’ Director to plan some fun but beneficial events and ensure you have an awesome year! I am always approachable and would love to get more students involved in Woodsworth events, so if you have any ideas, suggestions or questions you can send me an email at: richelle.upperyear@mywcsa.com

19667878 1872587983064030 1910596167117894299 o 1 ADRIANA LUCCHETTA, OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT’ DIRECTOR

 Hey Woodsworth Students! My name is Adriana Lucchetta, and I am so happy to be one of your Off-Campus Students’ Directors for this school year. I am a 3ed year student, and this year my goal is to create opportunities for all commuting students to belong within the friendly Woodsworth culture. My enthusiastic team will regularly arrange friendly pancake breakfasts and other exciting events. This year I will be prioritizing making Woodsworth College a home away from home. Joining this community has shown me the importance of connecting with others who share the same, busy, loud, and chaotic journey of a U of T student. Feel free to contact me at any time, because I’d love to talk to you J I can be contacted at adrianna.offcampus@mywcsa.com

19667878 1872587983064030 1910596167117894299 o 1 MISHAEL SHAKIL, OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT’ DIRECTOR

 My name is Mishael Shakil (Mishi). I am in my third year and currently majoring in Health Studies & Psychology with a minor in Equity Studies.  The Off-campus committee has been a very hard working committee in the previous years and I am honored to have been elected as your Off-Campus director along with my co-director Adriana Lucchetta. We are extremely excited to share with you all the wonderful events we plan on having for the year, so as to give you all commuters out there an opportunity to get more involved at Woodsworth. We aim to continue the legacy set by our previous off-campus directors. Remember to email me at mishael.offcampus@mywcsa.com with any concerns, questions & suggestions. Every Wednesday you will find me serving free pancakes at Woodworth’s very on WCSA Wednesdays!! So do not hesitate to get in touch. Looking forward to meeting you all.

19667878 1872587983064030 1910596167117894299 o 1 ANAN GUO, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPEMENT

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19667878 1872587983064030 1910596167117894299 o 1 SANAYA BHATIA, ASSOCIATE PR

Hey Wolfpack! My name is Sanaya, and I am so excited to be your Associate Director of Public relations for the upcoming school year. I am a 3rd year student, with a double major in English & Book and Media studies. This year, my goal is to promote WCSA and the Woodsworth College to the best of my abilities. I want to create an atmosphere of familiarity within the Woodsworth community, and be as interactive as possible with our students. Please feel free to contact me at anytime, whether its to get involved or to share an idea, I’d love to talk to you. You can email me at associate.pr@mywcsa.com or come chat with me during my office hours!

Img 1107 11 VICTORIA MOHAN, ASSOCIATE SOCIAL

Hey Woodsworth! My name is Victoria Mohan and I am your Associate Director of Social Affairs. My position allows me to help our VP Social to plan events for this upcoming year! This is my second year on WCSA and I hope to make your time at Woodsworth College memorable! I am currently doing a double major in Political Science and Criminology. On my spare time I enjoy reading, watching movies, and listening to music. I also like to hang out with friends in the WCSA office, which is the perfect place to visit me if you ever have any questions, concerns, or just want to talk! You can also reach me through my email: associate.social@mywcsa.com. I can’t wait to work with all of you this year to make Woodsworth an amazing, inclusive and fun space!

19667878 1872587983064030 1910596167117894299 o 1 ATLANTA GRANT, COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR

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ALI AGHAEINIA, EQUITY DIRECTOR

Hey Woodsworth! I am Ali Aghaeinia and it is an absolute honour to be your Equity Director for this school year. This is my second year at University of Toronto. My first year was a great experience and I am sure the future years will be equally great. It is my goal to assure that each and everyone of you have a great experience here (which you will), free of any unjustified inequality. I am here to make sure everything is done in a fair manner with taking into account needs of each and every member of Woodsworth College Student Association. If you have any concerns, please feel free to email me at equity@mywcsa.com or come see me.

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SIMRAN SAWHNEY, INTERNATIONAL STUDENT’ DIRECTOR

Hi Woodsworth pals! I am your International Students’ Director for this academic year. I am currently a second year student from India, but I grew up in Hong Kong, so I understand the average international student’s struggle, excitement, and all the other feelings that being abroad brings. With the International Students’ Director being a new role this year, I hope to shape this position as a bridge between the incoming and current international students’ community and Woodsworth College. If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or just need to chat, feel free to contact me at international@mywcsa.com

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DAVID MCDANIEL, MATURE STUDENT’ DIRECTOR                                      

 Hi everyone in the woodsworth and WCSA community, my name is David McDaniel. You may have heard me from several workshops and previous meetings I have attended. As for my Biography, I am a current 2nd year student going into 3rd year in the fall. I plan to go for a specialist in English, with a minor in psychology and a major in criminology. As a mature student director, I will focus on connecting to other mature students on campus so that they get the support they deserve. My plans for the summer will involve hosting a “Lifetime management series workshop” designed to assist mature students in developing their momentum for pursuing their degree. I look forward to working with everyone so that we can all ensure a safe managable University life.

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JUSTIN ZELNICKER, UTSU WOODSWORTH STUDENT’ DIRECTOR 

Hello my Woodsworth family!! My name is Justin Zelnicker and I’m going into my third year studying a double major in Employment & International Relations. I’m looking forward to being a part of WCSA for this upcoming academic year. It has been an honour serving for you all in the past two years of my undergraduate career and I’m looking forward to the chance to continue this honour in the new year. This year I will be your UTSU(University of Toronto Students’ Union) Woodsworth director which is a new role that I’m very excited to take on. It is an internal role where I get to still be a part of Woodsworth and attend all the board meetings, but I will also get the chance to attend all UTSU meetings as a Woodsworth representative where I get the opportunity to vote on policies and discuss different matters that affect all students at U of T. If you have any questions about UTSU, my role, or you simply just want to talk, please let me know!

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SARA ZAMANI, UTSU WOODSWORTH STUDENT’ DIRECTOR 

Hey Wolfpack! I’m Sara, a third year student double majoring in Criminology & Political Science and I’m one of your UTSU Directors. I’m looking forward to bridging the gap between the two organizations by ensuring that the Woodsworth community’s concerns are heard at the UTSU. I, alongside my co-director Justin, will be planning fun and exciting events to make Woodsworth’s presence heard on campus this year! If you have any suggestions, questions or concerns, feel free to chat me up at Woodsowrth or email me at sara.zamani@utsu.ca!!

WCSA STAFF

Img 1108 12 SHREYASHI SAHA, SECRETARY OF THE BOARD

Hey there! I’m Shreyashi and I am going into my second year for a double major in neuroscience and cell and molecular biology along with a minor in immunology. As the WCSA Secretary, I look forward to getting highly involved with the Woodsworth community and to see all of you experience the Boards’ great ideas and initiatives. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, feel free to reach me at secretary@wcsa.com. Looking forward to having an exciting time ahead with all of you!!

Img 1096 7 CHRISTINA BADIOLA, CHAIR OF THE BOARD

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 19667878 1872587983064030 1910596167117894299 o 1 KANA SHISHIKURA, SERVICES & INITIATIVES ASSISTANT

 Coming Hey Woodsworth! My name is Kana and I am going into my fourth year double majoring in Peace, Conflict and Justice studies and Contemporary Asian Studies, with a minor in South Asian studies. I have been working as the Services and Initiatives Assistant at the WCSA office since summer 2017. If you have any questions about Woodsworth college, need directions through the vicinity, or just require assistance in general, I am here to help you out! I love meeting and talking to new people, exploring new restaurants in Toronto and watching movies! Feel free to come say hi and chat with me when you’re at Woodsworth!

WOODSWORTH COLLEGE STAFF

19667878 1872587983064030 1910596167117894299 o 1 CHRISTINA ALCENA, STUDENT LIFE COORDINATOR

Office of the Dean of Students

As Woodsworth College’s Student Life Coordinator, I oversee all programming portfolios for the Office of the Dean of Students including orientation, mentorship, leadership development, and community outreach. Additionally, I oversee various administrative and co-curricular elements of the first-year foundational program, Woodsworth One, and work closely with Woodsworth Residence Life staff.

I work directly with the Woodsworth College Students’ Association (WCSA) in supporting their efforts to engage the student population, including collaborating on events (Community Engagement 101, Multicultural Fair, Student Involvement Reception), advising elected WCSA executives, directors, clubs and committees, managing WCSA’s co-curricular record, and acting as the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) during election periods.

Interested in getting involved with Woodsworth College or receiving support from the Office of the Dean of Students but are not sure where to start? I am available to connect anytime throughout the summer and academic year to support Woodsworth students with navigating our programs and on-campus opportunities!

RM308, Woodsworth College Annex
123 St. George Street, Toronto ON
e: christina.alcena@utoronto.ca
t: 416-946-0605

OPEN BOARD POSITIONS

POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE

  • Associate of Financial Affairs
  • Associate of Athletic Affairs
  • First-Year Students’ Director (x2)
  • Chestnut Residence Director
  • Part-Time Student Director
  • Mature Students’ Director