Meet The

TEAM

Managing Team

 
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Ria Iyer
Co-Founder

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Ria is a fourth year student at the Ivey Business School and is the Co-Founder of BoostHER. She has a mission to provide female students with a platform to succeed and connect with one another. Ria is responsible for overseeing the portfolio and coordinating the BoostHER Network.

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Christina Nemez
Co-Founder

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Christina is in her fourth year at Western as an HBA2 with a specialization in sustainability. Christina co-founded BoostHER in 2020 with a passion for female-empowerment and a vision to drive the world towards a more inclusive and welcoming place. She is responsible for overseeing the strategic and creative development of BoostHER.

Education Team

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Aanjalin Iruthayanathan
VP Education

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Aanjalin is one of BoostHER’s blog writers in her fourth year and is pursuing a major in Physiology. She is an intersectional feminist who aspires to address the flaws rooted in patriarchal values and the need for gender equality through writing. She hopes to inspire and be inspired by the women in the BoostHER community.

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Rachel Fuller
Blog Writer

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Rachel is a fourth year Huron College student completing a double major in English and French language studies. Rachel joined BoostHER in January 2021 as a Brand Ambassador and has taken on the role of blog writer for the new academic year. She hopes to inspire women across all disciplines, including the arts, to confidently identify as a professional and follow their individual ambitions in the workplace.

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Mahnoor Mir
Blog Writer

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Mahnoor is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a major in political science and a minor in cinema studies. She joined the BoostHER team in May 2022 as a blog writer with the aspiration to address gender inequality in both the public and private spheres and shed light on the importance of intersectionality.

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Sahar Talebi
Blog Writer

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Sahar is one of BoostHER’s newest blog writers for the education portfolio. She is currently in her fourth year of Honours Specialization in International Relations. She is truly excited to start her journey with BoostHER in hopes this experience will allow her to empower the women in her community and introduce productive agents of change.

 
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Victoria Fedak
Co-President

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Victoria is a fourth-year (HBA1) student at the Ivey Business School and currently serves as Project Manager on the BoostHER Team. Victoria joined BoostHER in September 2020 with the aim of establishing a platform that promotes gender diversity, equity, and inclusion across various industries.

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Prerna Balani
Co-President

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Prerna is a fifth-year (HBA2) student at the Ivey Business School  and is the current VP of Outreach on the BoostHER Team. Prerna’s journey at BoostHER began in September of 2020 with the hopes of establishing a platform that successfully challenged gender barriers in the workplace while also empowering female-aligned students and professionals.

Outreach Team
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Pooja Patel
VP Outreach

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Pooja is a fourth-year business student at Western University. She started her journey with BoostHER as a Brand Ambassador, and currently serves as BoostHER’s Outreach Director. Pooja is passionate about female empowerment and providing a platform where women can succeed. Through her work with BoostHER, she hopes to be a catalyst and driving force in breaking the barrier for women in the workforce.

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Sara Janmohamed
Outreach Director

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Sara is a second-year studying Health Science at Western. She is passionate about advocating for female empowerment and creating a positive impact in the community!

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Srushti Patel
Outreach Director

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Srushti is currently in her HBA1 year, completing a dual with Medical Sciences. She joined the BoostHER team in 2022 as an Outreach Director with the intent of working alongside strong, like-minded women. Through her role at BoostHER, Srushti aims to connect female-identifying students to other women. She hopes to foster a safe community where women feel empowered, inspired, and supported to pursue their professional and personal goals.

 
Marketing Team
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Sydney McIntyre
VP Marketing

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Sydney is a fourth-year student at Western University studying MIT and currently serves as BoostHER’s Web Designer. Sydney joined BoostHER in April 2021 with the hopes to communicate her passion for female empowerment and representation within the workplace.

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Noran Abdalla
Web Designer

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Noran is a third-year student at Western University pursuing an Honours Specialization in Finance. She joined the team of BoostHER in 2022 and makes efforts to tackle roles that showcase her passions to empower and advocate for all types of women in the professional realm.

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Chloe Evans
Video Editor

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Chloe is a fourth year BMOS student at Western University specializing in consumer behaviour. She recently joined BoostHER as director of finance in October 2021, and is excited to be working alongside a group of inspirational women to provide support and opportunities for representation in the workplace.

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Chau Nguyen
Marketing Director

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Chau is in her third year with an Honours Specialization in Consumer Behaviour, and a minor in Womens Studies. She joined BoostHER as a Marketing Director with the hopes of empowering women of making small changes in many lives so we can altogether make a large impact.

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Zayn Nasser
Marketing Director

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Zayn Nasser is going into her 4th year at Western studying Business, Management and Organizational Studies with an Honours specialization in Marketing and Sustainability. She is the new Marketing Director for BoostHer and is seeking to improve brand awareness and recognition for BoostHer as well as developing and executing marketing strategies that will benefit the club and assist women in the workforce reach their intended career goals without the fear of patriarchy!

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Mariam Niazi
Marketing Director

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Mariam is in her fifth year at Western with an Honours Specialization in Sociology. She joined BoostHER as a marketing director because she is passionate about female empowerment and BoostHER's initiatives revolve around causes she actively works on, such as challenging institutional violence and creating liberatory spaces for marginalized groups through intersectionality, advocacy, and accessability.

 
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Hiya Kundra
Graphic
Designer

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Hiya is in her second year at Western University studying management and organizational studies with a major in Human Resource Management. She joined BoostHer in May 2022 as a Graphic Designer in hopes to help educate and empower women about gender inequality and stepping up in the workforce with confidence.

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Sara Janmohamed
Graphic
Designer

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Sara is a third-year at Western University studying Geography and Environment and currently serves as a Graphic Designer. Sara joined BoostHer in May 2021 with the goal of contributing positively to a movement designed to empower women in the workplace.

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Kate Flewelling
Graphic Designer

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Kate is in her second year at Western University studying MIT and currently serves as one of BoostHER’s graphic designers. Kate joined the BoostHER team in 2022 with the goal to create and share positive content that works to empower women within the workforce.

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Annie Nguyen
Graphic Designer

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An-Nhien (Annie) is in her second year at Western with a Specialization in Economics. She joined BoostHER in May of 2021 as a graphics designer in hopes of creating content that will empower women and marginalized groups; as well as presenting mentorship and leadership opportunities to them in a visually engaging and accessible manner.

 

Community Relations Team

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Tiba Feiz-Barazandeh
VP Community Relations 

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Tiba is a fifth-year student at Western University studying Psychology and Criminology and currently serves as BoostHER’s Community Outreach Director. Tiba joined BoostHER in January 2021 with the aim of raising awareness, connecting students with professionals, and achieving equity for women in the workplace across all industries.

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Asma Muhammad
Community Relations Director

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Asma is in her third year at Western pursuing Psychology. She first joined BoostHER in 2021 as a Mentee and is currently the Director of Community Relations! She has a drive for Psychology, social impact, entrepreneurship, writing and mental wellness. Asma is an ambitious, compassionate individual that is inspired by the women around her, and aspires to do the same in turn.

Finance Team
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Chloe Evans
VP Finance

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Chloe is a fourth-year BMOS student at Western University specializing in consumer behaviour. She recently joined BoostHER as director of finance in October 2021, and is excited to be working alongside a group of inspirational women to provide support and opportunities for representation in the workplace.

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Kirsten Davis
Finance Director

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Kirsten is a third-year FIMS student pursuing an honours specialization in MIT and currently serves as a Brand Ambassador for BoostHER. Kirsten joined BoostHER this year in hopes of encouraging young women to pursue their professional goals while developing valuable connections within the BoostHER community.

 

Brand Ambassadors Team

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Madeline Dougherty
Head of Ambassadors

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Madeline is a fourth year health science student completing an honours specialization in rehabilitation sciences. Madeline joined BoostHER in January 2021 and has since moved up to head of brand ambassadors for the 2021/22 school year. Her goal is to use BoostHER to create a safe and welcoming community for young professional women to learn more about the professional world and the power they hold within it.

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Urooba Rehman
Brand Ambassador

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Urooba is a third-year student at Western University studying Business Management and currently serves as a Brand Ambassador. Urooba joined BoostHER to establish progressive platforms to facilitate future changes to improve the way women and other marginalized groups of people are seen as working professionals.

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Hirava Patel
Brand Ambassador

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Hirava is a fourth year medical science student pursuing an HSP in IMS and a minor in pharmacology. She is excited to serve as a Brand Ambassador on the BoostHER team this year. Hirava hopes to catalyze change by encouraging female-identifying individuals to find their confidence and share past experiences to educate others about persisting inequalities in the workforce.

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Allison Duffey
Brand Ambassador

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Allison is a fourth year FIMS student currently completing an honours specialization in MIT with a certificate in digital communications and serves as a Brand Ambassador on the BoostHER Team. Allison joined BoostHER in January of 2021 with the hopes of inspiring individuals and creating meaningful change for women in the workforce.

 

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Cindy Cheong
Brand Ambassador

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Kirsten Davis
Brand Ambassador

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Kirsten is a third year FIMS student pursuing an honours specialization in MIT and currently serves as a Brand Ambassador for BoostHER. Kirsten joined BoostHER this year in hopes of encouraging young women to pursue their professional goals while developing valuable connections within the BoostHER community.

Cindy is a third-year student at Western University pursuing a degree in Management and Organizational Studies, with a specialization in Finance. Since September 2021, she has served as a Brand Ambassador for BoostHER. Cindy joined the organization with the intention to educate and inform individuals on the importance of female empowerment; not only that, she aims to help contribute in fostering a community where female-identifying individuals feel supported and are provided with the necessary resources to succeed in highly competitive and traditionally male-dominated industries.

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Harshi Buvanesan
Brand Ambassador

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I am currently in my first year of the BScN Nursing program at Western. In my free time, I love going on hikes or reading a good book. I joined BoostHer because I am very passionate on empowering women in spaces where their voices are often drowned out.

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Jashan Gill
Brand Ambassador

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I am a first year health sciences student. I am also a brand ambassador for a jewelry brand, Vellicora Jewels. By representing BoostHer, as a future female in STEM, I want to create a brighter future for the women in STEM as working professionals by encouraging and educating other individuals within the community to make a difference.