We are a team of 12 passionate York University students that come from different faculties. With our diverse range of knowledge and our common interest in helping the community, we have come together to propose a solution to the sustainable developmental challenge of food insecurity in the woburn community. Our goal is to work with Woburn schools to introduce a compost program by providing compost bins and educational content and activities.
Maja Kovacic is an Environmental Studies student. She is also a full-time Project Manager working in IT and is looking toward obtaining her PMP. She is interested in being active – going on hikes in nature and being part of a group-based gym community. She has joined the C4 program to experience a different side of school and be more involved. Throughout the course, she has been able to use her experience as a PM while learning some valuable lessons along the way.
Tomoe Nakagaki is an Honours Psychology student. She also studied Liberal Arts and Childhood education in the past.With 10 years+ of working experience in the related fields, she is now keen on people’s mental health issue by BPS+ model perspective.She joined C4 project to experience the power of teamwork. She has many research interests, including but not limited to, attachment style, personality disorder, self-esteem, and romantic/family relationship.
Renji Ocampo (she/her) is an Honours BA Psychology & Linguistics minor student, pursuing a concentration in Counselling & Mental Health. Renji is an active volunteer on-campus at York University and within her community. She is interested in topics regarding mental health issues faced by immigrants and refugees, as well as barriers to accessible education and employment experienced by newcomers to Canada. She joined the C4 classroom for the chance to work with an interdisciplinary team to tackle sustainable development goals, while developing new skills and giving back to the community. During the course of the project, she demonstrated great teamwork and collaboration skills, and developed her interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.
Misbah Parkar (She/her) is an Honours BSc Biomedical Science & Psychology minor student. Misbah is working as a Community Engagement, Student Coordinator at York International as well as being an active volunteer in York University. As an International Student herself, she is enthusiastic in helping immigrants and refugees with the knowledge she has gained through her time in Canada. She has an interest in working with children with disabilities. The reason why she joined the C4 classroom was for her to get hands-on experience of the real life world and to give back to the community. The project had given her a chance to demonstrate her active listening skills, her adaptability and her problem solving skills while enhancing her teamwork capabilities.
Duy Mai Thanh (Jimmy) Luong is a 2nd-year student in Mechanical Engineering. He is interested in design tools and machines which improve quality of life. He joined C4-program to support and help to solve food security in community. Over the course of project, he has significantly developed his design skills and communication skills in a big group, and completely provided a solution to solve community’s problem
Christon Seaton is a Specialized Honours Political Science student. He is very politically involved and has developed an interest in law school and the legal field. Through leading the creation of visual aids and involving himself in team discussions, Christon has used C4 to improve his interpersonal speaking skills, clear his anxiety and become more communicative.
Lu Yuejia is a third-year Specialized Honours Kinesiology and Health Science student. He is interested in human anatomy and respiratory physiology. He joined C4 to get experience working as a part of an interdisciplinary team and to do work for the community.