Our Team

The executive committee is composed of 11 dedicated youth from the Richmond & Vancouver community.

 

PRECILIA KONG

President & Co-Founder
4th Year Integrated Sciences (Neuroscience & Foundation of Human Health), University of British Columbia
 

JOANNE LI

External Coordinator & Co- Founder
4th Year English Literature and International Relations, University of British Columbia

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STEPHANIE LEE

Communications & Marketing Coordinator
4th Year Biology, University of British Columbia
 

 

MATTHEW MAH

Volunteer Coordinator
4th Year Combined Major in Sciences, University of British Columbia

Poverty is a social construct that people use to separate themselves from those they are afraid to know. Those defined as poor then face alienation from society. As an individual’s self-worth can be shaped by interactions in society, this alienation diminishes the self-worth of those in need. We need to tear down these social walls and see people as people. We need to see everyone as someone worth knowing and someone worth listening to.

RICKY GUAN

Financial Coordinator
1st Year Commerce Major, Langara College

Homelessness and poverty have a real cost to society that transcend any individual and we as a society, try to convey that. As a result, we hope that the awareness raised is enough to create a ripple effect in shifting public perceptions and policies to better handle the epidemic at hand.



 

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MELISSA MAH

Human Resources
3rd Year Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Society often views and treats others based on stereotype; with those in poverty in a negative light. This approach is wrong. We are assuming before we are learning.  Ask yourself, what if you were the one faced with poverty? How would you feel if you were judged before you were even heard? If we allow ourselves to listen, learn and understand the challenges faced by those in need, we become a more compassionate society through caring.

 
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REBECCA HUNG

Corporate Relations Coordinator
4th Year Biology Major, University of British Columbia

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DANIEL MERLO

Graphics & Creative Team
3rd Year Electrical Engineering, University of British Columbia

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AURELIA KONG

Graphics & Creative Team
4th Year Cognitive Systems Major, University of British Columbia

 
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Richard Zhen

Financial Coordinator

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Denis Aldana

Marketing Team

 
 

Former Members

TianXing Li
Davis Wu
Pratik Bassi