York University
Keele Campus Team

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Kristen Dodds (she/her)

Co-Campus Director, York University - Keele Campus

Kristen is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education at York University's Keele Campus. She has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for over four years. Her favourite part about volunteering in the Peace by PEACE program is seeing the positive impact that our program has made on the students and the mentors. She has also been able to meet some of the most kind and passionate people through Peace by PEACE. As her role as a Co-Campus Director this year, Kristen is looking forward to being able to support the executive team in bringing their amazing ideas for Peace by PEACE to fruition!

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Gargi  Patel (she/her/they)

Co-Campus Director, York University - Keele Campus

Gargi is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work with a Minor in Disaster and Emergency Management at York University's Keele Campus. She has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for over four years. Her favourite part about volunteering in the Peace by PEACE program is seeing how the foundations of Peace by PEACE impact the daily lives of students, mentors and executives. As her role as a Co-Campus Director this year, Gargi is most looking forward to learning from and working with the executives, mentors, teachers and students this year!

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Mohamed Elghobashy (he/him)

Education Coordinator, York University - Keele Campus

Mohamed is currently majoring in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University's Keele Campus. He has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for over three years. His favourite part about volunteering in the Peace by PEACE program is being able to create a positive and lasting impact on a child's life by improving their skills on how to deal better with life's unwarranted situations. As his role as an Education Coordinator this year, Mohamed is most looking forward to expanding the outreach of our organization to as many students as possible. As well as, he plans to ensure that our curriculum remains relevant to the issues that students face on a daily basis, while engaging students in the classroom with our fun activity-based lessons!

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Pranita Santosh (she/her)

Events Coordinator, York University - Keele Campus

Pranita is currently pursing a Bachelor of Education degree in the Concurrent Education at York University's Keele Campus. She has been part of the Peace by PEACE program for over three years. Her favourite part about volunteering in the Peace by PEACE program is being part of a community that is passionate about teaching. As her role as Events Coordinator in the program, she is most looking forward to creating lasting connections with each council!

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Cheyon Gnaneswaran (he/they)

Mentors Coordinator, York University - Keele Campus

Cheyon is currently majoring in Psychology at York University's Keele Campus. He has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for over two years. His favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is being able to see our students and mentors be given the opportunity to grow and expand on what they believe they're capable of! As his role as a Mentors Coordinator, he hopes to bring back that feeling of community he associates with the Peace by PEACE program as we continue to return back to in-person instruction, and he is especially looking forward to taking on that challenge with this team in particular!

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Heidi   Kam    (she/her)

Organization Development Director, York University - Keele Campus

Heidi is currently studying at York University's Keele Campus. She has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for over three years. Her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is being able to learn from her fellow peers. As her new role as Organization Development Director, she is most looking forward to meeting new people and seeing the program flourish!


Education Council

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Rojina Mahmoodi  (she/her)

Schools Co-Director 

York University's Keele Campus

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Rojina is currently majoring in Biology at York University's Keele Campus. She has been part of the Peace by PEACE program for two years. Her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is seeing the positive impact the program has on how students resolve conflicts in all aspects of their lives.

 

In her new role as a Schools
Co-Director, Rojina is most looking forward to helping more classrooms join the Peace by PEACE program this year !

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Erin Schaffer (she/her)

Curriculum Co-Director

York University's Keele Campus

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Erin is currently pursuing Children, Childhood, & Youth Studies at York University's Keele Campus. She has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for two years. Her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is working with this amazing team and making an impact on young minds!

 

In her new role as a Curriculum Co-Director, Erin is most looking forward to assisting in developing a curriculum this year that make all students, mentors, teachers, and execs feel like their stories are being heard.

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Nishana Ganesh   (she/her)

Schools Co-Director 

York University's Keele Campus

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Nishana is majoring in an International Development Studies program at York University's Keele Campus. This year will be her second year in the Peace by PEACE program. Her favourite part about being in the program is being able to make long-lasting connections and cultivating a space that honours the importance of empathy in our community.

 

In her new role as a Schools Co-Director at Peace by PEACE, Nishana is most looking forward to working alongside like-minded individuals and learning new skills in community outreach.

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Dalia  Hussien (she/her)

Curriculum Co-Director

York University's Keele Campus

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Dalia is pursuing Educational Studies at York University's Keele Campus. She has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for two years. Her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is the family friendly atmosphere from everyone involved in the program!

 

In her new role as a Curriculum Co-Director, Dalia is most looking forward to assisting in developing a curriculum this year that make all students, mentors, teachers, and execs feel like their stories are being heard.

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Events Council

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Shumaima Ali (she/her)

Peace Ball Director

York University's Keele Campus

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Shumaima is currently majoring in both English and Consecutive Education at York University's Keele Campus. This year will be her second year volunteering with the Peace by PEACE program. Her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is being part of something with the notion that it could help someone.

 

In her new role as Peace Ball Director, Shumaima is looking forward to making a memorable event for people to remember and enjoy.

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Anna Sadikov (she/her)

Marketing Co-Director

York University's Keele Campus

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Anna is currently majoring in the Visual Arts (BFA) program at York University's Keele Campus. This year will be her third year volunteering with the Peace by PEACE program. Her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is working with a team of passionate individuals who are committed to making a positive change in many children's lives.

In her new role as a Marketing Co-Director, Anna is most looking forward to challenging herself and gaining insight towards learning new concepts, strategies and skills from her fellow executive members and peers.

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Zeynep (she/her)

Fundraising Co-Director 

York University's Keele Campus

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Zeynep is an English major at York University's Keele Campus. This year will be her fourth year volunteering with the Peace by PEACE program. Her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is the connections she make and the people she meets in the program. She enjoys working with passionate and likeminded individuals who have the same interests as her. She learns so much throughout the training experience.

Considering that the past two years of Peace by PEACE has taken place virtually, in her new role as Fundraising Co-Director, Zeynep is looking forward to going back in person this year! Her and her partner and have planned some great in-person activities for the year. She is also looking forward to meeting the new mentors this year. 

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Amy Cooper    (she/they)

Marketing Co-Director

York University's Keele Campus

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Amy is currently studying in the Cinema & Media Arts (BFA) program at York University's Keele Campus. This year will be their second year volunteering with the Peace by PEACE program. Their favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is being able to teach content and skills in a way that can be easily absorbed for younger audiences.

 

In their new role as a Marketing Co-Director, Amy is most looking forward to spreading awareness of how fun and worthwhile it is to take part in the Peace by PEACE program!

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Amran Adam (she/her)

Fundraising Co-Director 

York University's Keele Campus

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Amran is pursuing Biomedical Science at York University's Keele Campus. This year will be her third year volunteering with the Peace by PEACE program. Beyond introducing her to so many new friends, her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is how much the program inspired her self-growth and take on  challenges she didn't think she could ever handle.

 

Amran enjoys the fact that her role as Fundraising Co-Director allows her to organize events that foster new relationships and experiences that many individuals will be able to reminisce later in life!


Mentors Council

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Janna Silver (she/her)

Mentor's Co-Director

York University's Keele Campus

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Janna is pursuing Concurrent Education at York University's Keele Campus. She has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for two years. Her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program being able to assist in providing fun games and education on conflict resolution to students who may otherwise not learn these valuable skills. She also loves the supportive and inclusive environment that Peace by PEACE promotes between mentors and students. 

 

In her new role as a Mentors Co-Director, Janna is most looking forward to meeting new mentors and supporting them through their journey with Peace by PEACE.

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Mary Pasicolan (she/her)

Professional Development Co-Director

York University's Keele Campus

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Mary is pursuing Education Studies and Concurrent Education at York University's Keele Campus. She has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for two years. Her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is the energy and connection that is shared by everyone in the program. According to Mary, everyone in the Peace by Peace program has a genuine passion for education, and consistently uplifts one another during both joyful and challenging times.

 

In her new role as a Professional Development Co-Director at Peace by PEACE, Mary is most looking forward to training new and returning mentors and getting to know everyone.

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Angela (she/her)

Mentor's Co-Director

York University's Keele Campus

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Angela is pursuing Concurrent Education at York University's Keele Campus. She has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for two years. Her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program collaborative learning environment. Whether you are a part of the executive team, a mentor, or a student in the classroom, Angela believes the program in its entirety provides such a valuable, memorable, and fun experience because of the interactions and relationships built during and even after completion of the program. 

 

In her new role as a Mentors Co-Director at Peace by PEACE, Angela is most looking forward to meeting and connecting with all the new and returning mentors for this year! She is also looking forward to all the fun times we will surely have during training and social events.

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Anudari Chingis  (she/her)

Professional Development Co-Director

York University's Keele Campus

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Anudari is pursuing Commerce at York University's Keele Campus. She has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for two years. Her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is having a community that she can accomplish so much with.

 

In her new role as a Professional Development Co-Director at Peace by PEACE, Anudari is most looking forward to making a great program for all the students and mentors alike.

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Diana Maive (she/her)

Mentor's Co-Director

York University's Keele Campus

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Diana is currently pursuing International Studies at York University's Keele Campus. She has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for two years. Her favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program being part of the a team where she is able to meet amazing like-minded people.

 

In her new role as a Mentors Co-Director at Peace by PEACE, Diana is most looking forward to being able to work together with her team to recruit more people to join the community as she would love to see it expand.

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Pan Goordat (iel/they/them)

Peace Council Director

York University's Keele Campus

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Pan is pursuing Concurrent Education at York University's Keele Campus. They have been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for two years. Despite how cheesy this may sound, their favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program, is being able to make a difference, whether it is in a child's life or in the lives of their fellow mentors.

 

In their new role as a Peace Council Director at Peace by PEACE, Pan is looking forward to making a community out of Peace Council. They want to make the Peace by PEACE program a home by overall facilitating and creating lasting friendships.

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Shayan   (he/him)

Finance Director

York University's Keele Campus

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Shayan is majoring in Schulich's Business Administration (BBA) program at York University's Keele Campus. He has been volunteering for the Peace by PEACE program for two years. His favourite part about being in the Peace by PEACE program is being able to make an important and positive impact on society.

 

In his new role as Finance Director at Peace by PEACE, Shayan is looking forward to collaborating with his fellow peers in order to find ways to improve and expand the reach of our organization.