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Managing Director

Anuja Kapoor has more than 3 years experience in communications with a background in geography and international relations. Her career kicked off as an editorial intern at the National Geographic Traveller Magazine in Mumbai, after which she found her goals align with the non-profit world. Until recently she was a campaign coordinator at Environmental Defence Canada. Anuja grew up along the coast of the Red Sea, where she spent her summers exploring the depths as a certified scuba diver. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Environmental Studies at York University, with a specialization in planning. Her research is centered on climate change adaptation and disaster-risk reduction in coastal zones.

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Strategic Director

Luis Paucar has more than 4 years of experience working with IT service delivery firms in IT infrastructure optimization, change management and process improvement areas. He has worked for a Microsoft partner in Peru, implementing business solutions, such as Microsoft Dynamics AX, Qlikview and Demand Solutions. After that, he worked in consulting, specializing in strategic planning and start-up projects. Luis is currently in his second year of the Schulich MBA program. His home town is Peru, where he received his Business Administration degree at Universidad del Pacifico.

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Marketing & Communication Director

Gautam Gandhi is an engineer by qualification, advertiser by profession and an entrepreneur in the non-profit space by choice. He has close to half a decade of experience in creating strong marketing communications for leading global brands across digital, print and television. He believes in giving back to society and his interest in sustainability stems from his desire to help people. Gautam has started his own non-profit organization that helps educate underprivileged girls. He is currently pursuing his MBA at Schulich School of Business, looking for opportunities in the fields of marketing and sustainability.

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Business and Alumni Relations Director

Kanwar Devesh Singh is an experienced process engineering and project management consultant. He is a certified PMP and has a PhD in chemical engineering. During his doctoral research, Kanwar developed air quality models for the state of Texas and the US Environmental Protection Agency. His areas of expertise include safety and risk assessment, economic feasibility studies and environmental regulatory compliance in the energy sector. In his last job, Kanwar worked on multi-billion-dollar LNG projects in the US Gulf Coast region and developed tools for the project management office to reduce waste and cost overruns. Kanwar is currently an MBA Student at Schulich and has a keen interest in helping organizations improve their triple bottom line.

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Finance Director

Shaama Sabih Yousuf completed her undergraduate degree in economics at McGill University, after which she began her career in the non-profit sector working for Plan International. She then switched industries to move across the world and work at a financial institution in Pakistan. Her passion to travel has led her to 30 countries so far. Shaama recently kicked-off her MBA at Schulich aspiring to become a sustainable food entrepreneur.

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Administrative Assistant

Alex Christison is a dynamic, passionate, and committed researcher and professional. Alex has over 5 years cumulative experience in research and project management and over 3 years experience in coordinating and managing green businesses. Alex is seeking to better his community from a leadership position informed through decisions based in research, and rooted in public advocacy. His work in green business and community engagement inspired him to return to school in search of publicly accessible, sustainable, and viable solutions to waste management and resource conservation issues. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Environmental Studies at York University, with a specialization in Urban Planning. He is principally interested in resource reprocessing, material reuse, and enhancing the viability of waste repurposing networks.

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Social Media Manager

Tasnuva Fahmeema Maniza is an inquisitive undergraduate business student at Schulich who is driven to push business and society towards sustainable practices. As an environmental ambassador for her residence council, she has developed strategies to engage residents and coordinated residence-wide environmental initiatives to achieve the goal of “the most environmentally friendly residence on campus.” Her passion and determination to make a positive change in the corporate world is something she looks forward to leveraging through YSEC.

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Consultant

Paruksheen Dhunjisha has a background in interior architecture and experience designing iconic buildings around the world. She recognizes the urgent need for businesses to redesign their functions at their core to be socially equitable and environmentally responsible while maintaining economic success. She is pursuing an MBA at Schulich to better understand corporations from the ground-up and wants to specialize in sustainability to sharpen her expertise in sustainable design. She was five when she first learned about the value of the environment watching Animal Planet, and since then has happily borne the nickname of "Captain Planet" in her family.