Y.I. Student Staff

International Student Engagement Team

Raiza Chaudary

Job Title: Student Lead, International Student Engagement
Program of Study: Biology and Psychology
Language: English
Year: 3

Hey all! I am a third-year Biology and Psychology double major student at York. I am a part of the YI International Student Engagement team. I really like being in nature, hiking, doing yoga and binge-watching friends. If you ever want to talk about Phoebe or Joey, I’m your person! I am also fond of travelling and exploring new places and getting to know different cultures. Along with the YI team I hope to facilitate and support international student transition to University. Want to get involved on campus or have a question, please don’t hesitate to contact us:)

Manvir Kaur Mangat

Job Title: Student Coordinator, International Student Engagement
Program of Study: Political Science
Languages: English, French, Punjabi
Year: 2

Hello! My name is Manvir and I am a second-year student in the Political Science program. I enjoy watching and playing soccer, listening to music, and I love photography. I always love to volunteer in my community, and I love to meet new people and new perspectives!

Roshali Seneviratne

Job Title: Student Coordinator, International Student Engagement
Program of Study: Kinesiology and Health Science
Languages: English, Sinhala
Year: 3

I am Roshali and I am a Kinesiology and Health Science student at York University. Some of my hobbies include reading, writing, and baking. I love being a part of York International because it gives me the opportunity to connect with people from many cultural backgrounds. Also, as a former international student myself, I am delighted to give back to the international student community.

Global Peer Program Team

Zahra Davoodi

Job Title: Student Lead, Global Peer Program
Program of Study: Kinesiology and Health Science
Languages: English, Farsi
Year: 4

Hi! I'm a mature student in York's KINE program. As a mature student, I didn't go through an easy transition to YorkU. With many ups and downs along the way. I learned that it's best to reach out to your peers for help. That is why I joined the Global Peer Program, to connect students and help them make use of campus resources. I can't wait to learn more about the diverse cultures of international students at York International. In my spare time, I love cooking (lots of it!) and going hiking.

Eleonora Pettenuzzo

Job Title: Student Coordinator, Global Peer Program
Program of Study: Political Science and International Development
Languages: English, Italian, Intermediate Spanish and Portuguese
Year: 4

If I were a movie I would be Lala Land - witty, colourful and all about dancing on the street! I was born and raised in Venice, Italy,  which makes me an unbeatable foodie and a low-key incurable romantic. Toronto has been my home for the past few years but I am always looking for new things to learn, see and experience. This semester I am excited to work with York International and meet (or e-meet) folks that, like me, still get off at an unusual subway stop and think "wow, that restaurant is calling my name!".

Tram Nguyen

Job Title: Student Coordinator, Global Peer Program
Program of Study: Commerce
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Year: 2

Hi! My name is Tram and I'm entering my second year of Commerce program. I have a positive mindset and enjoy getting outdoors to explore new things. I'm very excited to be a part of Y.I. team this year. I look forward to connecting with students globally no matter where they are or where they come from.

Virtual Community Engagement Team

Dhatri Parikh

Job Title: Student Coordinator, Virtual Community Engagement
Program of Study: Undecided
Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Intermediate Marathi and Punjabi
Year: 2

I am an international student from Mumbai. I enjoy reading, music and theatre. I love meeting new people and learning about new cultures.

Stephanie Li

Job Title: Student Coordinator, Virtual Community Engagement
Program of Study: East Asian Studies
Languages: English, Mandarin, Korean
Year: 4

Hello! My name is Stephanie and I’m a 4th-year student at York University. I love to go travel to different countries and make friends. Also want to bake some cakes/bread when I’m free. I am the Student Coordinator for Virtual Community Engagement this Fall/Winter 20-21 academic year. I’m very excited to be a part of York International!

Learning Skills Peer

Betty Tan

Job Title: Learning Skills Peer - International Focus
Program of Study: Statistics
Languages: Mandarin, English
Year: 3

Hello everyone! Nice to meet you here! My role is to help international students have a better transition into university life. I love to watch romantic movies and dramas in my free time. I strongly recommend the shows "Friends" and "How I Met Your Mom." I love to meet new people and talk to them! So feel free to reach out! I hope you have a good day!

Marketing & Communications Team

Nicole Lozano

Job Title: Student Lead, Marketing & Communications
Program of Study: Design
Languages: English
Year: 3

Hello! I'm in the York/Sheridan Design program and help with the Y.I. website! I enjoy concerts, listening to music, sushi and all forms of art. Recently, I have been spending a lot of my free time digital drawing and enjoying nature. I love learning new things about other cultures and I look forward to helping people connect! :)

Andy Truong

Job Title: Student Coordinator, Social Media & Online Content
Program of Study: BCom ITEC Business Systems Analysis
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Year: 4

Hi! Im Andy. I was born and raised in Vietnam, and fell in love with Toronto💜 I like playing sports, hip hop and rapping. I am excited to meet everyone! I hope we all have a great year at York University! Cheers! 🔥

Daye Oh

Job Title: Student Coordinator, Graphic Design
Program of Study: Design
Languages: English, Korean
Year: 3

Glad to meet you all✨ I'm Daye and my name is pronounced as 'thai-yeah':) I'm a third-year student in the York/Sheridan Design program and I'll be helping York International for creating graphic materials starting Fall 2020. Since YI is where I started my life at York, this is such an exciting and meaningful opportunity for me. I really look forward to connecting with our team as well! (Photo credit to our teammate Sam📸)

Sam Oh

Job Title: Student Coordinator, Graphic Design
Program of Study: Design
Languages: English
Year: 3

Hi! My name's Sam and I'm going to be entering my third year of the York-Sheridan Design program this September. I have an interest in fine arts and like to spend my time taking photos as well, so if you ever need any portraits taken let me know! 😊 I'm Korean but don't speak Korean very well, so I took an elementary Korean course over the summer.

Go Global Team

Sanam Goklani

Job Title: Student Coordinator, Go Global Events & Promotions
Program of Study: Bcom Marketing
Languages: English, Spanish, Hindi
Year: 5

Hello! My name is Sanam Goklani, I am an international student from Chile and I came to Canada 4 years ago to pursue my undergrad at York. My favourite things to do are working out, dancing and baking. I also love meeting new people and learning more about their culture. I am very excited to be part of York International.

Leslie Woo

Job Title: Go Global, Student Success Mentor
Program of Study: Dance
Languages: English
Year: 4

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be part of the York International team. I'm originally a western Canada girl, but Toronto has 100% stolen my heart. Besides my passion for dance, I love travelling. I have been lucky enough to see Europe in various places, but I think my favourite place I have ever been was Dubai in the UAE. I would definitely consider myself a foodie having sushi as number one on my list! Number 2 would just have to be ice cream... no matter what time of the year it is.