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WHO WE ARE

We are a team of youth community organizers, with a variety of diverse experiences, identities, and passions.

TEAM MEMBERS.

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Mira Bhattacharya

Co-Founder & Co-Director

Hi! My name is Mira Bhattacharya, and I am a first year student at York University, pursuing a specialized honors degree in Cognitive Science. Having worked with youth and adults with disabilities for over 5 years under Best Buddies Canada, as well as adult respite centers, I have a passion for working with folks of all abilities and backgrounds. I look forward to interacting with our growing Disable the Difference community. 

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Vikita Mehta

Co-Founder & Co-Director

Hi! My name is Vikita Mehta and I am a McMaster University student studying Arts and Science. Working with youth and adults with disabilities for multiple years at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Camp Kennebec, I have developed an undeniable love for working with individuals of all abilities and backgrounds. Having worked on projects to increase accessibility on a post-secondary level, inclusive and accessible education has become a strong passion of mine. I hope to continue to connect with more families and advocates as our community at Disable the Difference grows!

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Catherine Fei

Logistics Director

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Carly Black

Logistics Director

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Karishma Mehta

Client & Volunteer Relations Director

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Maggie Guo

Jessica Schneider

Sponsorship Director

Outreach Director

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Natalene Sim

Outreach Director

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Angela Qian

Graphic Designer

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Julie Vo

Jasleen Dhillon

Graphic Designer

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Nancy Alaboodi

Social Media Director

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Michelle Rianto

Research & Policy Director

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Inaya Yousaf

Research & Policy Director

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Toney Lieu

Research & Policy Director

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Michael Capuano

Research & Policy Director

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Arabie Savithel

Research & Policy Director