We are thrilled to present our executive team for the 2019-2020 year! The UTERN team works to support environmental projects & initiatives within The University of Toronto by providing funding for students by students to promote campus-wide environmental praxis and sustainability.

UTERN hosts general elections near the end of the spring every academic year. For any executive positions that remain available, a By-election is held at the start of the Fall semester.

Interested in running? Follow us on our social media and Events pages for updates!

President – Yi Fan Yin-Cheng (they/them)

Hiya! I’m a fifth year student double majoring in Equity Studies and Environmental Studies. I decided to get involved with UTERN because I want to help environmental initiatives on campus thrive and encourage more people and groups to get involved in protecting our planet. You can find me climbing in a gym, hiking all the hikes, wandering around the city, or on the prowl for good food. I look forward to being your UTERN President this year!

Treasurer – Ruby Tang

Project Manager – Ciman Araleh (she/her)

Hi! I am fourth year student majoring in International relations. I was lucky enough to be part of the UTERN team last year as the external liaison, and am really excited about returning to UTERN as the project manager. I hope to help UTERN play a large role in providing funding and other resources to the environmental community at UofT. Looking forward to having a great upcoming year!

Executive Secretary – Samantha Lucchetta (she/her)

Hello! I’m a fifth-year student studying Anthropology and Environmental Studies. I joined UTERN because I want to help strengthen the collaborative ties between different environmental groups at UofT, and work with other people who are passionate about environmental issues. When I’m not on campus, I’m usually in my garden, somewhere hiking, or in front of my TV watching scary stuff. Looking forward to working with you this academic year! 

Internal Executive Liaison – Laura Curran (she/her)

Hi! I’m a fifth-year undergraduate student double majoring in Environmental Science and Forest Conservation and minoring in Environmental Studies. I’m also UTERN’s Internal Executive Liaison, which means I help coordinate and run UTERN’s monthly Environmental Working Group (EWG) meetings. Through the EWGs, I hope to foster community and collaboration between different environmental groups on campus. You might see me cycling around the city, swimming in a pool, or walking through Toronto’s ravines. I have high hopes for the year!

External Executive Liaison – Ana Karen Garza (she/her)

Hello! I am third-year student studying Environmental Science, Political Science and Environmental Studies and I am excited to be working with UTERN again this year as the External liaison. When i’m not focusing my time on UTERN, you can find me doodling away, hiking or exploring Toronto. I am looking forward to increase awareness on our great funding opportunities and on on-campus environmental initiatives for this year!

Outreach Coordinator – Denelle Carvalho

Environment Week Coordinator – Vanessa Rocha (she/her)

Hello! My name is Vanessa Rocha, I am going to my fourth year at UofT double majoring in Forestry Biomaterials and Environmental Science with a minor in Environmental Biology.

I was born in Ecuador, and I consider myself as a compassionate supporter of the environment. I have been a part of UTERN for three consecutive years and look forward to helping maintain the green community on our campus.

Director of Technology – Evelyn Bourque (she/her)

Hey everyone! I’m a fourth year student studying Political Science and Digital Humanities. Environmental sustainability is more important now than ever before, so I’m super excited to be apart of the UTERN team! Academically, I’m really interested in the intersection between social science and technology. Outside of school I enjoy playing with my dog, traveling and cooking.

UTM Representative – Alexandra Gaspar (she/her)

Hey! My name is Alex and I’m a third year student double majoring in political science and environmental studies. When I’m not busy with school, I love spending as much as time as possible disconnected and often go camping, canoeing, hiking, or I’m watching movies or cooking/eating. This will be my first year as part of the UTERN team and I’m really looking forward to creating a productive role as the UTM rep, connecting and integrating environmental initiatives between the campuses by helping facilitate UTM into the U of T community.

UTSC Representative – Raymond Dang (he/him, they/them)

Hey folks! I am a UTSC student studying Environmental Studies and Public Policy. This year, I want to focus on bringing UTERN to UTSC and funding more Scarborough-focused projects. You can find me on campus on Tuesdays where I hold informal and formal Environmental Working Group sessions monthly. If you are unable to reach me, you can also find me on Facebook with the same name and I can schedule an online meeting with you. Oh and I love to swim and play badminton, walk around the city to find the secrets of the city, and I love working with different textiles and textile-related crafts! Hope to see you folks on campus some time!

Graduate Student Representative – TBD

UTERN Contact Information

MAILING ADDRESS: 33 Willcocks Street, UTERN mailbox 1016V 

FIND US AT: Earth Sciences building, 5 Bancroft Ave. ROOM 1042A

EMAIL US: utern.toronto@gmail.com

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