Think of Darya as a ray of energy, positivism, and optimism. Her passion for making a difference in the society and giving back to the community was what drove her to start a Generocksity branch in Hamilton with her wonderful team mates. Being from Vancouver defines Darya, as she is always found doing something active outdoors. She is second year student studying Life Sciences at McMaster University and is hoping to take her studies further by specializing in child medicine. Darya’s love for kids was what motivated her to volunteer for the BC Children’s Hospital and she is also taking her studies a step further by volunteering in a lab for Diabetic Research. She is an avid public speaker and spoken word poet who loves to travel and experience the cultures every country has to offer. If she’s not out on the court shooting hoops, studying for her next exam, or spending time with her friends and family, she is brainstorming new ways to allow Generocksity to grow. Generocksity has become a part of her, and Darya hopes that it will become a part of the lives of many in the near future.
Laila Shim: Vice President of Communication
Pursuing her Bachelors degree in Social Psychology at McMaster University, Laila has taken her passion for understanding and analyzing human interactions and has integrated this into her future career goals. She joined Generocksity with the belief that a collective passion and determined mindset can move mountains- changing peoples’ lives for the better. She was thrilled to become a part of making those beliefs come true through her role as VP Communications. Math has always been her enemy and pushed her towards using writing as an outlet for self-expression and exploring creative boundaries. Generocksity has taken her interest in philanthropy and made it a permanent and active part of her everyday life. She hopes to share our organization’s philanthropic passion with the larger community so that we can come together with a purpose to do better and better.
Christine Doyle: Vice President of Internal Affairs
Christine is a second year student at McMaster University specializing in Social Psychology. She was a member of the McMaster Cross-country team during her first year at McMaster University, which opened many doors for her, including the opportunity to be involved in the Hamilton community. Through the team she has volunteered at after school centres and worked with young kids throughout the year. This is part of what inspired her to become a part of Generocksity. Not only has she brought her love for her fellow teammates to the Generocksity team, but also her passion for pursuing her philanthropic goals. She always has new ideas to share and has a great ear to listen to other ideas. She is so excited to see how she grows as Generocksity begins to expand, and is so glad to be part of this amazing movement.
Sandy Hakiza: Street Team Captain
Sandy is a second year Life Sciences student working towards a career in medicine. She has taken her positive energy and love for dance to the McMaster Cheerleading Team. If you can’t find her on the field cheering the football team on or in the classroom studying, you can find her spending time with her loved ones. She is a ray of sunshine and has brought her optimism to the Generocksity Team as their biggest cheerleader and vital team member. She is honoured to be a member of this initiative and hopes that together we can inspire more people and show them how easily philanthropy can be incorporated into their lives.
Tiffani Williams: Vice President of External Affairs
Tiffani is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Social Psychology at McMaster University. Her passion for positive social change is what led her to joining the Generocksity team. In addition to fulfilling her role as VP External, she is also involved in extracurriculars such as the McMaster Association of West Indian Student (MACaws). Before getting involved within the Hamilton community, Tiffani was actively involved in her hometown. She previously volunteered in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s annual fashion show, which helped lay the foundation for her passion for doing what she can to give back to the community. She believes that as we continue to make positive differences in the lives of others, we not only grow as a community, but also as individuals.
Nicolas Lelievre: Director of Graphic Design
Nick is currently attending his final year, specializing in Software Engineering, at McMaster University. If he isn’t coding or studying for his next midterm, he can be found anywhere from the studio making music to hanging out with friends at the local pub. Nick’s passion for design and community involvement have allowed him to combine the two and join the incredible Generocksity team where he directs media and graphic design outlets, ensuring Generocksity has a respectable, professional and fun public image. Nick takes pride in helping his community in any way he can and is always looking forward to the next big event to help people party with a purpose!
Noah Spencer: Co-Vice President of Production
Noah is currently in his second year studying in the McMaster’s Arts and Science Program. He is an active musician in the Hamilton music scene, playing primarily with his indie band Good Anya. He loves jamming out with his band and wants to speak to all audiences with his love for music. He also likes to spend time volunteering, and has worked with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Canadian Blood Services, and Stewards of Cootes Watershed. Noah is excited to bring his passion for music and philanthropy together by being a member of Generocksity.
Nathalee Ewers: Co-Vice President of Production
Nathalee is currently in pursuit of a B.Sc. in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour at McMaster University. Her hobbies can be easily defined by two words: music and sports! Nathalee believes that sports allow her to keep not only her body healthy, but also her mind. Her love for sports is what influenced her to join the McMaster Climbing Team, which has been such a wonderful experience for her thus far. She enjoys playing and listening to a number of genres of music, but her all time favourite is jazz. Nathalee is an avid piano and saxophone player who has always been an advocate for healing and joy through music. She is so excited to see how Generocksity can use music to bring people together and inspire our generation to act selflessly.