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Top 30 Changemakers Under 30

Bold. Inspired. Visionary. It takes a true leader to inspire positive change in the world, and these are just some of the traits that define the successful York University alumni, driven to make a meaningful difference in their communities. 

That’s why we’re launching our first-ever 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, at home and abroad.  

Are you an environmental activist advocating for social justice and equitable change, or the CEO of a medical tech start-up that’s active in the fight against COVID-19? We want to hear from you!  

Application criteria:  York alumni who are 29 years of age or younger by Dec. 31, 2021. Candidates can self-nominate or nominate eligible peers.   
Nominations have now closed. The Top 30 Changemakers Under 30 list will be announced in early 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Light, Senior Alumni Engagement Officer at nlight@yorku.ca or 437-235-8754.

Young Alumni Ambassador Program

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

Interested in getting involved? Contact Nicole Light, Senior Alumni Engagement Officer at nlight@yorku.ca or 437-235-8754.

Meet our Young Alumni Ambassadors for 2020-2021.

Ayan Abdu (BHS '20) | LinkedIn
Daniel Audisho (BCOM '17) | LinkedIn
Leya (BES '20) | LinkedIn
Shelby Crawford (BSW '18) | LinkedIn
Aly Fawzy (BSc '20) | LinkedIn
Meagan Ferriss (BA '19) | LinkedIn
Natalia Frelek (BHS '12, BHS '17) | LinkedIn
Mikhaela Gray (BA '14, MEd '18) | LinkedIn
Crystal Heidari (BSc '17, JD '20) | LinkedIn
Javheria Ibrahim (BA '18) | LinkedIn
Navjot Kaur (BA '18) | LinkedIn
Alam Khandwala (BAS '17) | LinkedIn

Avreen Kochha (BHRM '19)
Vrati Mehra (BSc '18) | LinkedIn
Javeria Mirza (BA '20) | LinkedIn
Theresa Nguyen (BEng '20, BA '20) | LinkedIn
Victoria Parkins (BA '20) | LinkedIn
Melinda Phuong (BEd '15, BA '15, MEd '18) | LinkedIn
Nicholas Punsammy (BA '17) | LinkedIn
Nishal Shah (BES '18) | LinkedIn
Mark Subekti (BA '19) | LinkedIn
Megan Tran (iBA '20, CBFE '20) | LinkedIn
Siavash Vatanchi (BA '14) | LinkedIn

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