York University
Glendon Campus Team

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Vanessa Da Conceicao (she/her)

Co-Campus Director, York University - Glendon Campus

Vanessa is currently completing her Bachelor of Education. The values of this program have inspired her to join Peace by PEACE. Vanessa loves to see students gain confidence and use the skills and strategies they have learned in their everyday lives.

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Da-heh Lee (she/her)

Co-Campus Director, York University - Glendon Campus

Da-heh is currently completing her Bachelor of Education. The prospect of discussing important issues and problem-solving with others inspired her to join Peace by PEACE. Da-heh loves that the program allows her to meet new people and make others smile.

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Marissa Buttigieg    (she/her)

Executive Assistant and Community Outreach, York University - Glendon Campus

Marissa is pursuing her Bachelor of Education. She was inspired to join Peace by PEACE as she desired to be a part of students’ learning process of conflict resolution. Marissa’s favourite aspect of Peace by PEACE is connecting with students and seeing the impact the program has on them.

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Kelly Martinez (she/her)

Finance and Mentors Director, York University - Glendon Campus

Kelly is studying French and Mathematics in conjunction with Education. The opportunity to interact with and to teach students about important topics inspired Kelly to join Peace by PEACE. Her favourite thing about the program is the sense of community among mentors and the eagerness of students to share their ideas.

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Alicia Bakshi (she/her)

Professional Developement Director, York University - Glendon Campus

Alicia is studying French and English in conjunction with education. She joined Peace by PEACE to connect with other leaders who share her interest in teaching and helping others.


Education Council

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Michaela Catania (she/her)

Schools Director 

York University's Glendon Campus

Michaela is studying French and psychology in conjunction with education. The warm sense of community of Peace by PEACE inspired her to join the team. Michaela loves that the curriculum is based on discussions and fun activities.

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Gillian (she/her)

Festival Director

York University's Glendon Campus

Gillian is studying French-English Translation. She joined Peace by PEACE to mentor students in her community. Gillian loves to see students learn problem-solving skills whilst having fun.

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Andrea Lei   (she/her)

Curriculum Director

York University's Glendon Campus

Andrea is completing her Bachelor of Education. She joined Peace by PEACE in order to pass her knowledge and experiences to future generations to help them navigate conflict. She loves that Peace by PEACE inspires youth to apply the problem-solving skills we teach to their daily lives.

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Eleesa Parry (she/her)

Festival Director

York University's Glendon Campus

Eleesa is studying sociology in conjunction with education. As an aspiring teacher, Peace by PEACE gives her classroom experience for the future. Eleesa enjoys interacting with students and seeing them engaged and passionate about the program.

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Alexis Skopelitis (she/her)

Curriculum Director

York University's Glendon Campus

Alexis is studying French and English in conjunction with education. The effective curriculum and opportunity to work with students inspired her to join Peace by PEACE. Alexis loves how rewarding and fulfilling the program is.


Events Council

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Nour Bader (she/her)

Peace Ball and Fundraising Director

York University's Glendon Campus

Nour is studying psychology and political science. The values that Peace by PEACE teaches inspired her to join the team. Nour loves that students and mentors alike learn to build a stronger community together.

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Lily Cai (she/her)

Marketing Director 

York University's Glendon Campus

Lily is currently completing her Bachelor of Education. The program’s values inspired her to join Peace by PEACE. Lily loves that the program allows her to teach important lessons to students using fun activities.