Shira was born in Jerusalem and moved to Vancouver at the young age of 2, she has since grown up and is currently a second year student living in Montreal. She attends McGill University and is earning an undergraduate degree in commerce in the Desautels Faculty of Management. Always having had an entrepreneurial spirit she believes that if you are going to do something, you need to do it passionately and wholeheartedly; and in doing so, success will prevail. She aims to integrate these beliefs into the foundation of Generocksity Montreal and cannot wait to bring together young adults throughout Montreal for such a positive cause.
Joelle is a second year student at McGill university, studying Psychology and International Development. She has always had a strong belief that with every single act committed out of pure kindness and altruism, one can make a significant impact in this world, while inspiring others to do the same. Joelle takes full advantage of her inability to sit still, and has otherwise occupied her time with regular volunteering at a library and seniors residence, working closely with special needs students, leading school clubs centered around leadership and philanthropy, doing yoga, drawing, baking, and swimming in the ocean. Joelle is a passionate optimist who believes that everyone deserves to be helped, and that the need for help is infinite; and she is extremely excited to make a tangible change in her community through Generocksity Montreal!
Quinn Halman is the VP Communications for Generocksity’s Montreal chapter while she also pursues a degree in English Cultural Studies at McGill University. This past summer Quinn was an editorial intern at Man Repeller and has had her words published in Teen Vogue and The New Yorker. Quinn has a passion for community service that has taken her from Camp Oochigeas, a sleepover camp for kids with cancer, to a small school in rural India, and now a new and unique opportunity has risen with Generocksity. She is looking forward to working with a team of her peers and getting all sorts of Montreal’s cultural mosaic to come together for a good cause.
Daniel is a fourth year student in the Faculty of Management at McGill, pursuing a major in Finance and a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Born and raised in Toronto, he enjoys travelling and learning about new cultures, and is interested in clean technology, international affairs, and impact investing. Daniel is passionate about the social economy and has experience working in the renewable energy finance sector. As a member of the Montreal Generocksity team, he is excited to give back to his community and provide crucial support to worthy charities.
Galia Horwitz is a third-year student in the faculty of arts at McGill University, pursuing a major in sociology and a minor in marketing. After school, she wants to pursue a marketing career in the health and fitness industry. Galia has always had a passion for sports and athletics - she loves to bike, hike, run, swim, and spend time in the amazing outdoors Vancouver has to offer. Galia loves organizing and putting together events for her family and friends, whether it is just a casual weekend get away with a few close friends or an elegant evening, she loves bringing people together through enjoyment and celebration. She is definitely looking forward to helping with and orchestrating a number of Generocksity events that bring people together and help raise money and awareness for various important causes.
Zach is entering his third year of Anatomy & Cell Biology major at McGill University, with future hopes of entering Med school. He is very involved with the local nightlife, promoting at clubs and throwing private events. A true science student, but holds the work hard play hard mentality. Zach is excited to bring his passion for philanthropy and networking together by being a member of Generocksity.
Zavi is a fourth year student at McGill University, studying Business and majoring in Accounting. She has just returned from a semester abroad in Singapore and travelling around South East Asia. Her love for traveling and exploring around the world drives her passion to give back to the community. Zavi is thrilled to be part of the team starting Generocksity in Montreal!
Syd is a second year McGill student in the Desautels Management Program. She has always been passionate about being involved in both extra-curricular activities and community service. Syd has always loved sports – favouring hockey and downhill skiing and incorporated athletics into her life. On the community service side, Syd has participated in many telethons and volunteered at galas, while also choosing large initiatives each year to focus on. She is very excited to head up the promotion for Generocksity Montreal and join the Generocksity community.
Rachel Kahn is studying at Parsons The New School for Design in Manhattan, NYC — majoring in Communication Design. Her studies include print and digital design, typography, and coding. Her favourite area to work within is print, as she thinks paper is the most interesting medium, and believes in its re-birth within the digital age. Being born and raised in Vancouver, BC, she has a great appreciation for the outdoors and loves hiking. Her favourite genre of music is disco, and her go-to karaoke song is Like A Prayer by Madonna.
Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Bailey loves to two-step, tie-dye, and enjoys a good pun. She is entering into her second year at McGill University where she studies business at the Desautels Faculty of Management, with interests in Finance and Marketing. In high school, Bailey worked as a swim instructor and swim coach, providing an active outlet to the local community. As well, she volunteered as a teen mentor for local youth through the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Club of Calgary. Bailey strongly believes in effecting change within the local community, through the younger generation. She is very excited to be beginning this next chapter with Generocksity where she hopes to effect change within the community of Montreal, and beyond.
Noa is a Vancouver transplant starting her second year as a Psychology major at McGill university. She is excited to be teaming up with a non-profit organization as she has worked closely volunteering with both youth and elderly. When she's not hitting the books or promoting Generocksity, Noa enjoys preforming improvisational theatre, exploring her new city and making art. She's looking forward to kicking off Generocksity's good credit in Montreal!
Born in Vancouver, BC, Stephanie Frankel is currently a first year sciences student at McGill University, and is excited to embark on an exciting new chapter of her life. Her service-orientated, organized, and social personality has led her to be heavily involved in the Belkin House soup kitchen as well as a competitive improvisation team for over 3 years. Being apart of the Generocksity team will give her a chance to combine her ability to think on her feet along with her passion for helping others in the most effective and fun-filled way possible.
Jordan was born and raised in Montreal, and continues to live in his hometown as a Software Engineering student at McGill University. Jordan is a very passionate person who carries this aura to the sports teams he plays on and the people he cares about. He believes that this fundamental attribute along with his experiences in team sports will be a great fit for the Generocksity squad. Generocksity gives Jordan the opportunity to transmit his passion for helping others into hard work for the community through an incredible organization.
Laurie is a second year double major in political science and international development at McGill University. Her experience includes empowering marginalized communities and promoting economic development through micro-finance and educational opportunities. Laurie looks forward to assisting in starting up and helping manage the early-stages of Generocksity’s Montreal chapter, and she firmly believes she can greatly contribute to Generocksity’s Montreal chapter as she is driven by opportunities to combine her fluency in both French and English with her passion in global philanthropy.
Saul is a 5th year electrical engineering student studying at McGill university. He was born in Vancouver and attended school with Ori Nevares and Zeke Blumenkrans, two of the co-founders of Generocksity. As president of the musician’s collective at McGill university, Saul is well connected to local Montréal artists, and as a musician himself, he currently plays keyboard and synth in two bands. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Saul plans to purse a degree in music production, technology, and innovation, so that he can help shape the future of music. For Saul, Generocksity is an organization that brilliantly utilizes the power of music to give back to those in need, and he is excited about the potential that it has in a city as vibrant as Montréal.
Ari is pursuing a bachelor of social work at McGill University. He plans to work in the field of community development or family therapy. Ari was a high-level soccer player representing his city of Vancouver, BC throughout his teen years. Although, he endured several head injuries which shifted his path both academically and personally. He now presents workshops to high school students and teachers advocating the importance of concussion safety and awareness. Ari is extremely excited to be part of the Generocksity team and to make a positive impact on the Montreal community.
Eva is a first year student majoring in Creative writing at Concordia University. She has just returned from her gap year where she was traveling around Asia for 6 months. She had the most amazing experience and is excited to share what she learned through her stories, her poetry, and by giving back to the community. Eva is looking forward to discovering all that Montreal has to offer and to bring people together for a great cause.