Meet Our Current Team
The Global Connections Program is led by a team of student staff and a group of dedicated student volunteers, known as Community Leaders. Meet our Spring 2023 team!
Hi everyone! My name is Heidy, and I am a Beedie student concentrating in Human Resources and International Business and completing a Labour Studies certificate in Workplace Rights. In my free time, I love watching TV shows, exploring restaurants and cafes around Vancouver, and attending concerts. I am very excited to meet you all at our events this semester!
Hi everyone! My name is Jash and I am majoring in Psychology while also completing a double minor in Business and in Counselling & Human Development. I’m excited to continue with the GCP as a coordinator and am looking forward to building more connections! During my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, binging tv shows and movies, long walks, going to sports games, attending shows and concerts, and trying new things. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to chat. Looking forward to meeting all of you!
Senior Community Leaders
Hi everyone. My name is DaYeong Kim. Just call me Yeong! I am a second year in Criminology. I like watching shows in Netflix and especially, re-watching Sherlock! I am really looking forward to meet you all and hear your stories.
Hey everyone! My name is Erica and I am a third-year student majoring in Communications. In my free time, I like watching movies as well as exploring food places. I am excited to be part of the Global Connections Program and make connections with everyone. I also love listening to music, so feel free to come and chat with me when you want some recommendations or just anything in general! I look forward to meeting you all soon!
Hi everyone! I'm Jasjit and I am a third-year biology student. At times, school can feel draining and lonesome, but we've all been there, so don't hesitate to reach out! I love helping out, even in the smallest of ways! In my free time, I enjoy watching movies and reading books while binge-eating chocolate. Feel free to give me any movie or book recommendations! I can't wait to meet you all very soon!
Hello everyone! My name is Alex and I am currently a 3rd year student studying business. I like active things such as soccer, hiking, and biking. My first year was the hardest here in SFU and I am thrilled that I will be able to help you out. I look forward to interacting with you. Let's make our time here fun and enjoyable.
Hello, my name is Annika Sharma and I am second year business student. One thing that attracted me towards Beedie was I like engaging with people and I love talking to them. For my hobbies I don't even know I have so many of them I just lost my count I like doing anything new that I have never tried before. I am very adventurous to try everything but on the other side of my personality I am very sober and peaceful. Moreover, being so much adventurous and being so calm at the same time is just me. In my experience sometimes talking to someone or by just having a conversation it can really change your life. If you need any help regarding anything Global Connections Program is the best place to contact even though we cannot solve every issue but we will guide our best to make sure you are at the right place to solve all of your queries.
Hello everyone, my name is Arshia , and I'm a second year business student. I am thrilled to be a community leader and to share my experiences with you all. During my spare time, I usually like to read astrology books and go for walks. I am looking forward to meet everyone and know about your exposures as well.I would love to be available for you if you have any query or just want to get along.
Hi everyone, my name is Ashhal Vellani and I am going into my second year this Fall, pursuing a BS in Computing Science. I really enjoy video games, movies, walking, hiking and a little bit of photography (especially of the scenic sunsets and beautiful nature around BC). I am so excited to join the GCP this year and meet tons of new people.
Hey everyone! I am Ayesha Shehzeen and I will be starting my second year this fall! My intended major is psychology and I’m hopefully minoring in BPK! Being an international student myself, I know it can be pretty difficult transitioning from High-school to a totally different environment for University. As a community leader, it will be my pleasure to help you all and ensure a smooth transition to University. So don’t hesitate to reach out and I am looking forward to meeting y’all in person!!
What’s up everyone! My name is Chris and I am a third-year Business student concentrating in Human Resources Management & Marketing (minor). I came to Canada three years ago from China by myself so that I know exactly how hard and lonely it is to study abroad. I love going to the gym, biking, hiking, shopping, listening to music (Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber…), watching movies (Marvel), etc. Join GCP and reach out to me if you need any kinds of help or advice, you will have a grateful experience when you look back at the end of your university life.
Hi everyone! My name is Grace and I am a third-year student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Counselling and Human Development. I like exploring cool cafes or restaurants, watching thriller shows/movies, discovering music genres, and learning new languages and cultures. As a community leader, I would love to share my experiences and I hope that we can make fun memories at SFU together :) I am excited to meet everyone soon!
Hi everyone! My name is Jelissa and I am on the path to becoming an elementary school teacher. In my free time, I enjoy looking for new cafes, doing arts and crafts, and learning new languages. I am excited to meet new people and learn about different perspectives as a Community Leader!
Hi everyone! My name is Macy and I am a fourth-year Communications student. I like learning new languages and cultures. I know transferring into university life can be a bit stressful so do not hesitate to reach out. I am looking forward to meeting you!
Hi, my name is Natasha DiTomaso and I'm a 3rd year student doing a business and communications joint major, concentrating in marketing. I'm super excited to be a Community Leader to help you all navigate through university, which I know can be an overwhelming experience. I enjoy playing sports, such as volleyball, basketball, and badminton, and like to keep myself active. Please feel free to reach out if you need help with anything, and I look forward to meeting you all!
Hello everyone! My name is Peter, and I'm a 5th year Health Sciences student. I'm the type of person who is constantly open to getting song recommendations from people. I love listening to music, mostly Korean music, as I am from Korea myself! I do love going to karaoke with my friends despite being bad/mediocre at singing. I was previously a VP of Finance at the student club UNICEF SFU, and I am currently a volunteer at an FHS lab. Can't wait to meet you all, and please feel free to reach out!
Hello everyone my name is Tracey Ho and I’m a Second year student studying Visual Arts under the faculty of Contemporary Arts. I like to listen to music, sketch, paint and hiking in my spare time. The reason I want to get involved with GCP is to meet new friends and faces. Feel free to ask me anything!
Hello everyone! My name is Alison, and I am a fifth-year student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education. I came to Canada from Hong Kong 8 years ago, and I enjoy exploring cool restaurants and cafes, beautiful hiking trails, and skiing in Vancouver. I also like staying home sometimes to binge watch tv shows on Netflix. :) I am so excited to become a part of the Global Connections Program as a Community Leader to help you to get to know SFU and Vancouver more, as well as learning about your culture! Don't hesitate to ask me for advice or say hi when you see me on campus!
Hey!!!! My name is Amirul. I will be completing my third year as an Economics major and Climate Change and Society minor. As an international student, I know it is intimidating, stressful and confusing to transition to a new country, culture and environment. But have no fear when Global Community Leader is here. Global Connection is one of the convenient ways to get to know about campus resources and life, along with learning about life in Vancouver. You can always reach out to me for your concerns and questions, and I am happy to help. I like meeting people and learning about them, which is one reason that motivated me to join the Global Connection Program. Besides school, I am really into travelling and mobile photography. Besides that, I love binge-watching movies and series. I am excited to meet all of you and looking forward to knowing more about you.
Hello everybody! My name is Arjun and I am a 4th year Health Sciences student. I'm super stoked to be a part of the Global Connections program and am really looking forward to meeting you all! I know a lot of you may be worried about university life and are under a lot of stress, but don't worry you can always reach out to me with whatever might be troubling you. I love helping people with anything really, and just know that we're all in this together and we're all gonna make it!
Hi everyone. I'm Bill, and I'm a fourth year Physical Geography student. I was previously part of the Exchange Buddy Program and have enjoyed meeting exchange students from different countries. I like mystery stories, fiction or non-fiction, and I enjoy watching movies. I look forward to meeting everyone and wish all the best as the future unfolds!
Hello everyone! My name is Eryn and I am a second year Linguistics major student. I enjoy watching movies, eating and hanging out with friends a lot. I understand that university life could be stressful so feel free to reach out! Looking forward to meeting you soon!
Hello everyone! My name is Diya and I am a second-year business student. In my free time, I really enjoy trying new things and exploring new places. I also like listening to music, cooking, and watching movies. I am so excited to be a part of this program as a community leader and look forward to meeting you all!
Hello everyone! I am Hana Moosaakbari. I am a third year student majoring molecular biology and biochemistry. I enjoy listening to music and learning new languages. I am an international student and I am very excited to be a part of global connection program to connect with you all and make friends!
Hi everyone! My name is Jessica, and I am a second-year student in Biological Sciences. I enjoy painting, listening to K-pop, and trying different types of cuisines (desserts are my favourite). I also love going to cafés. With any anxious feelings you may have, I hope to share my own experiences and help you along the way! I am so excited to be a part of the Global Connections Program this semester as a community leader and can’t wait to meet you all :>
Hey everyone, I am Megan. I am a 2nd year criminology student who came from Hong Kong about 6 years ago. I am so excited to get started and meet everyone in the coming Fall! I like to knit, watch dramas and crime docs, play ukulele, sing and swim during my spare time. I hope that I can do my best to help you guys, feel free to reach out :) Looking forward to meeting you all!
Hi, everyone! I started SFU last summer and am currently in the Faculty of Science. Some of my favourite hobbies are cycling and travelling to scenic places to explore the nature around me. I am very excited to meet you in the GCP program this semester, and feel free to reach out to me for anything! See you all soon!
Nice to meet you! My name is Rini and I am a second-year undergraduate studying political sciences. Currently, my goal is to become fluent in French, which I find painstakingly difficult. I also like to swim, draw, and play on my flute. I love hearing about everybody’s niche personal interests. For me, it’s modern Chinese history, Cold War American presidents and obscure comedy podcasts. Feel free to reach out about your favourite interests, the latest show you’re watching or anything on your mind 😊
Hello everyone! My name is Shreya, and I am a fourth-year business student concentrating in Human Resources and Strategic Analysis. During my free time, I usually like to travel and work on my photography skills. Having the opportunity to participate in the Global Community Program and share my experiences with you all is truly an honor. Please feel free to reach out if you need help or support with anything. Looking forward to meeting all of you!
Hello everyone. My name is Tina and I am a fourth year psychology major and education minor. I am excited to be part of the GCP and I look forward to connect with everyone! During my spare time, I enjoy watching movies & K-dramas. Also I love to go hiking with friends and exploring new restaurants and cafes. I'd love to share my experiences with you so if you have any questions please feel free to reach out. I look forward to meeting you all!