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Young Alumni Ambassador Program

The Young Alumni Ambassador program connects York’s young alumni leaders and their fellow grads. By partnering with our team, we innovate to expand the reach of our vibrant young alumni community.

Interested? Contact Nicole Light, Senior Alumni Engagement Officer at or 437-235-8754.

2021-22 Young Alumni Ambassadors

Kelly Akerman (MA)
Hanaa Ameer (BHS '21) | LinkedIn
Sayjon Ariyarathnam (BA '16, MBA/JD '20) | LinkedIn
Humaima Ashfaque (BSc '20)
Ammon Cherry (BES '21) | LinkedIn
Jenning Cheung (BPA '21) | LinkedIn
Leya C. (BES '20) | LinkedIn
Shelby Crawford (BSW '18) | LinkedIn
Meagan Ferriss (BA '19) | LinkedIn
Mikhaela Gray-Beerman (BA '14, MEd '18) | LinkedIn
Crystal Heidari (BSc '17, JD '20) | LinkedIn
Joanne Huy (BES '15) | LinkedIn
Javheria Ibrahim (BA '20) | LinkedIn
Li Jiang (MBA '20) | LinkedIn
Mobolouwajidide Joseph (BA '21)
Alam Khandwala (BAS '17) | LinkedIn

Avreen Kochhar (BHRM '19) | LinkedIn
Muhammad Shahmir Masood (BCOM '21) | LinkedIn
Victoria Medley-Parkins (BA '20) | LinkedIn
Vrati Mehra (BSc '18, MSc '20) | LinkedIn
Aparna Mehta (BA '21) | LinkedIn
Ranjana Nagi (BSc '19) | LinkedIn
Srushti Panda (BSC '20) | LinkedIn
Rutvi Patel (BA '21) | LinkedIn
Himani Patel (BSC '21)
Melinda Phuong (BEd '15, BA '15, MEd '18) | LinkedIn
Anjelica Ramsewack (BA '21) | LinkedIn
Humayra Safa (BA '21) | LinkedIn
Mark Subekti Tan (BA '19, MA '20) | LinkedIn
Megan Tran (iBA '20, CBFE '20) | LinkedIn
Sia Vatanchi (BA '14) | LinkedIn
Danni Yan (IBBA '14) | LinkedIn

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GRADitude Speaker Series

The GRADitude program takes place every year to honour our graduating class by celebrating student achievements and provide students and new grads with the opportunity to connect with aspiring alumni, and alumni speakers help them with the next steps in their journey. These sessions aim to provide graduating classes with tangible skills and advice to help them achieve success after their degree.

Please visit the GRADitude 2021 Speaker Series page to view past and upcoming events.

If you're interested in participating as an alumni speaker, please contact Ellie Coult at

Top 30 Changemakers Under 30

At home and abroad, York University’s young alumni are making positive, impactful change. From business leaders championing equity, diversity and inclusion, to social impact researchers and mental health advocates, York alumni working across all sectors are making meaningful differences in their communities.

That’s why we launched York's Top 30 Changemakers Under 30 – to recognize and honour the inspiring and diverse alumni 29 years old and younger, who are exemplary leaders in creating positive change.

Does this sound like you or a York alumna/alumnus who you know? We want to hear from you!  

Eligibility criteria: York alumni who are 29 years of age or younger by Dec. 31, 2022. Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated. For further details on the awards and eligibility, visit our FAQ page. Looking for some inspiration? Check out the 2021 Top 30 Changemakers Under 30 list.

Nominations are now closed for the 2022 Top 30 Changemakers Under 30. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to submit a nomination. The Top 30 will be announced in March 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact Senior Alumni Engagement Officer, Nicole Light at or 437-235-8754.