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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 Young Alumni Ambassadors

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 '20) | 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

Alumni networking at a table in a lounge

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 using this form. 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.

NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! Nominations are due no later than Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Senior Alumni Engagement Officer, Nicole Light at or 437-235-8754.