WTC is a grassroots community of intersectional feminists. We have part-time staff members who keep us in line, but our work is delivered by an amazing community of self-identifying women who contribute their energy, time and passion as volunteers.
Meet Our Board Members
Trudi Goels (she/her)
Meet Our Volunteers
These wonderful individuals are involved in everything from running our communications platforms, to developing strategy for the next Hot Pink Paper campaign, to helping us with grant applications. We are so grateful to everyone who contributes as a part of the WTC community.
Lucy is currently an undergraduate student in the fields of Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of British Columbia. She is deeply passionate about intersectional feminism, progressive politics, community planning, and mental health. In her free time, she enjoys roaming the great outdoors, travelling, spending time with her black lab Charlie, and devouring spicy tuna rolls.
Nomin is a young professional with 5 years of business, data, financial analysis, project and product management experience. She worked in PHSA, TELUS Health and Central1. Nomin is a results driven entrepreneur with analytical and growth mindset, and runs a women's clothing brand. While studying Bachelor of Business Administration, she was a fellow of UofMosaic fellowship. She is a sister and daughter interested in improving living conditions of women and girls around the world and locally.
Jacqueline is public sector policy analyst with several years of experience working on economic, social development and foreign policy issues. She believes that intersectional feminist analysis must be at the forefront of decision-making across all sectors, and brings this perspective to her work.
She holds an MA in International Studies from Simon Fraser University. Jacqueline is a community volunteer, an outdoor enthusiast and an avid reader with an insatiable curiosity.
Maria has a degree in Biology and a PhD in Environmental Microbiology. She was involved in teaching, research, and laboratory management for over 30 years. She is originally from Lisbon (Portugal) but has lived in Waterloo from 2004 to 2019 when she retired and moved to Vancouver.
Maria believes that contributing to women's rights and wellbeing as well as to environmental protection and climate change awareness are key in today’s world and WTC is a great platform to express these beliefs.
Natalie graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Planning. She currently works for a First Nation doing community planning and engagement work.
She has had previous experience in both the public and private sectors doing transportation, analytical, and development planning work. She is passionate about creating equitable spaces that improve the quality of life for all.
Kaila is intersectional feminist. She is passionate about decolonizing, environmental and social justice. Kaila is currently studying for her Bachelor of Arts with a major in studies of women and gender. In free time she enjoys sewing, and reading.
Abby is an undergraduate student studying at Simon Fraser University enrolled in a Global Environmental Systems major and an Urban Studies certificate. She is passionate about climate justice and urban planning, specifically planning cities using a gendered-intersectional lens. In her free time, she really enjoys baking, hiking, biking, and more recently growing vegetables and other plants indoors!
Sara's 9-5 is as a Social Housing Development Manager and she moonlights as a choral singer. Urban highlights for Sara include sunny libraries, plaza people-watching, and dips in the ocean.
Claire is a settler, a feminist and a communications professional with several years of experience working in the public sector.
She has a MA in English Literature and Politics from the University of Glasgow, and will begin her Master of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University in fall 2020. She is passionate about equity and social and environmental justice.
Claire is a public policy professional and avid feminist, currently consulting on gender equity projects in Cambodia. She began her career working with social enterprises in South Korea and Southeast Asia before returning home to Canada to pursue a Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs degree at the University of British Columbia.
She loves policy for its potential to scale up ideas that improve lives, and she is excited to explore innovations that empower self-identified women and girls with WTC. On the weekends you’ll likely find her either out on a trail or in with a good book.
Aryana recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Political Science and Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice Studies. Throughout her studies and involvement with equity-seeking groups in her community, she grew passionate about addressing social and environmental justice through intersectional feminist frameworks.
This fall, Aryana will begin earning her Master of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University, aspiring to make impactful, meaningful change for our local and global communities.
Ariella graduated from UBC with a B.A. in Gender, Race, & Social Justice and has a background in inclusive programming and youth engagement. She is the co-founder of ArtLink, an organization that aims to foster capacity-building in Vancouver’s cultural sector, and she also sits on TransLink’s Youth Advisory Council. She has previously worked for the YMCA and for UBC’s Student Housing & Community Services.
Ariella is passionate about equitable community-building, andmaking Vancouver a more inclusive city for people of marginalized genders.
Nada is a seasoned Business Intelligence Consultant who enjoys helping industry leaders understand their employee data, make data-driven decisions and create an inclusive culture. Nada holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a focus on Operations Management and a certificate in Business Analytics and Decision Making.
Nada co-founded, ArtLink, an organization focused on Fostering Collaboration and Engagement in Vancouver's Arts and Culture Community, with two wonderful women.
Serena is an enthusiastic and dedicated mentor for the children and youth in her community. She graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Education degree and a Diploma in Teacher-Librarianship. Serena has been teaching in the B.C. public education system for five years. She has also taught in a rural community in northern Alberta.
Serena enjoys volunteering with various organizations in the Metro Vancouver area that support gender equity and social justice.Serena is passionate about feminism, social justice, and environmental justice. In her free time, Serena likes to travel, read, cook, and explore nature.
Tushita’s 9-5 is as a development and communications assistant at the Nature Conservancy of Canada. A passionate intersectional feminist and environmentalist, Tush has a background in socio-political research from her time as a student at UBC. Her guiding principle is that of evidence-based, grassroots policymaking. She focuses on empowering those at the margins of our society by collaborating with them, as opposed to prescribing top-down solutions.
She also volunteers with Rainbow Refugee and West Coast Environmental Law. In her free time, you can find her exploring Vancouver’s various neighbourhoods, tasting local craft beers, visiting art galleries or catching a show.
Kim cares deeply about Vancouver and is motivated to work towards an equitable city for all.
Kim's day job is working at UBC helping students with their finances, and she loves spending time on her bike.
Celene Fung is an accomplished Urban Planner with 20 years experience in building inclusive healthy communities. Her career includes leading interdisciplinary teams in the planning and designing cities, institutional facilities and community projects for government agencies, non-profits organizations and private businesses.
Celene truly believes that improving access for vulnerable community members and empowering women and girls in leadership roles will help transform our communities to be more equitable and democratic for everyone.
Tess is a first year university student studying psychology and criminology at Huron University at Western. She runs a small, local campaign called Moving Forward Vancouver, which promotes the Transit Police’s services to gender minority transit-users via social media as well as relays suggestions and concerns from female and non gender-conforming transit-users to the transit police. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new cafés and bakeries within her city!
Sarah works as a senior policy analyst with the public sector. She has had the opportunity to work in community and government always approaching her work with a intersectional feminist, decolonizing and trauma informed lens.
Sarah is a second generation Afghan Canadian and has always been passionate about social justice issues and volunteers on an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion roundtable. Through her work she has witnessed first hand how important it is to plan cities that work for everyone especially those who self identify as women. In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family especially her nieces and nephew, being outside in nature and watching movies.
Emily is a graduate student at UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning. She is passionate about sustainable transportation and its ability to reshape and dramatically enhance the vibrancy and equity of cities.
For Emily, good city-planning is achieved when all people are provided fair access to healthy, social, and economic opportunities.
Alison is currently an undergraduate student at McGill University majoring in Political Science and Sociology. With a background in competitive debate and speech, Alison is a passionate advocate of progressive policies, climate justice, and increasing accessibility to social justice for the differently abled and for racial minorities.
Alison is also a writer and editor at the McGill International Review, an adventurous foodie, and a proud plant mom.
Humna is currently finishing up her political science degree and urban studies certificate at Simon Fraser University.
She is very passionate about responsible planning practices in cities. And she hopes to use an intersectional feminist lens to make strides towards greater equity and inclusion in the community.
Jasmin is a graduate student at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning. Her interests lie mainly in active transportation planning, green network planning, and inclusive public engagement.
Through her academic research experience around cycling safety and comfortability and the 15-minute city concept she is particularly interested in the gender data gap. As a future urban planner, she hopes to use an intersectional-feminist lens to shape cities and communities that are inclusive and equitable for all. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her sisters.
Madi is currently studying Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of British Columbia. She is passionate about equity, lived experiences, and making systemic change.
Madi has years of serving the public and values her work in customer service as it allows her to learn more about her community and the various experiences within it.
Amy is a strategic communications leader with more than a decade of progressive experience advocating for systemic change and advancing progressive social policy across the charitable and non-governmental sectors.
Chuchu is a pharmacist with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and currently spends her time working directly with the community as well as teaching pharmacy students at UBC.
Chuchu is passionate about health equity, optimizing health outcomes for her patients through medications, climate justice, and making Vancouver a more inclusive city for all. She enjoys making ceramics and practicing calligraphy, exploring new cities, and drinking iced coffee even on the rainiest of days.
Hailey Clarke is a fourth-year Honours Political Science student at the University of British Columbia. She is the co-founder of the Canadian Undergraduate Policy Competition and was selected to represent UBC at the 2021 International Osaka University Partner Summit. She has been published in the Journal of East Asian studies and her essay on comparative governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic was recently nominated for an award from the BC Political Studies Association. Beyond academics, Hailey is passionate about social justice, climate activism, and helping to create an equitable society that empowers all.
Katya is a 4th year undergrad in the Science field, minoring in Biology and Microbiology. She is intersectional feminist and is enthusiastic about event planning, environmental justice and building safer and inclusive environments for women in the community, She enjoys running and reading in her spare time, as well as spending time with her black cat, Coco and can always be found with a coffee in her hand.
As a firm believer of growing and moving out of your comfort zone, Teri took the plunge in June 2021 to move to Toronto from Singapore, amidst the pandemic. Teri comes from a background of film and advertising, having produced commercials for local and international markets.
With her background in production across Asia and passion for film, Teri leads as the festival coordinator for Social Impact Film and Art Festival (SIFA Festival). As a medium, she strongly believes that film and art can give voice to social issues in a way that transcends traditional barriers across language, culture, and background.
In her free time, she enjoys watching films and killing herself at the gym.
Alexa is currently a 4th-year undergraduate honours student at UBC studying political science and law and society. During her time at UBC, she has developed an interest in topics of law and social justice, specifically, the role law and politics play in the lives of individuals across varied intersectional lines.
She has volunteered with various community organizations such as West Coast Leaf and the SASC at UBC and is currently working as a research assistant in the Department of Political Science. She also plans to eventually attend law school or graduate school in political science to further pursue her interests in political activism. Besides studying and working, she enjoys reading, cooking, and dancing in her free time.
Mamuna is an educator with 6+ years of experience providing learning support and leadership in an academic setting. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters degree in Social Justice Education, and previously co-founded an arts-based non-profit organization known as Word of Mouth. She is passionate about empowering BIPOC youth and adults to reach their full potential, and helping them navigate any real-world challenges and barriers they may face. As an educator, she uses an anti-oppressive and intersectional lens, while promoting ideas of the power of resistance, healing, and accountability in her classroom.
As a communications and public engagement professional, Tanushree’s work involves talking to the public. An ex-journalist and photojournalist, she is always asking questions. She is a social justice advocate and is always challenging the status quo. As a parent, she is always striving to make the world a fair place for all kids of colour. Tanushree and her family are settlers on this stolen land and are grateful to be here.
Tanushree is currently studying social justice at UBC. She holds a diploma in journalism from BCIT and a degree in Mass Communications from India. Other than her kids, reading and cooking are her true loves.
Roberta McDonald is a tenacious and resilient solutions seeker and community capacity builder.
She’s worked in many facets of media and communications and is a firm believer in the power
of collaborative action to create a more equitable world. She is currently immersed in the third
cohort of Community Capacity Building at SFU and is passionate about renters’ rights and civic
literacy. Roberta co-launched the Holy S**t I have ADHD podcast after discovering her
neurodivergence in midlife.
Nina is a longtime Vancouverite with a BA in geography from UBC. She cares deeply about this city and the people in it. She spends her time sewing patchwork sportswear out of fabric scraps and sharing her passion for the local music scene as a volunteer programmer at CiTR radio.
Nesreen Ali (She/Her) is located on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. I love public policy as much as I love a warm pretzel (A LOT!). As a government relations, equity, diversity and inclusion professional and new-dog-mom I am keen on the work of gender-equity and helping 2S, trans, non-binary and women humans thrive.