2017-2018 Model City Hall Hamilton Executives admin
Mehar SoniAcademic Director
Mehar Soni has been published in the Globe and Mail, is competitive public speaker, is an award-winning Model United Nations delegate and the world’s worst Basketball player. Mehar is a proud Hamiltonian and enjoys spending hours in the YMCA trying to do a behind-the-back dribble. Mehar is also very passionate about youth entrepreneurship and development and hopes to make a difference (hopefully for the better) in the youth of Hamilton. Mehar will be serving as Academic Director at Model City Hall for the 2017-2018 year.
Adrienne JonathanLogistics Director
Adrienne Jonathan is Grade 12 student at Ancaster High School. She is a Student Senator for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Adrienne works as a voice for youth in her community, being part of her school’s Student Voice club and school newspaper where she works to have the voices of her fellow student body heard. She often spends her time trying to balance schoolwork, volunteer work, and her social life. Adrienne finds relaxation in listening to music and watching her favourite TV shows. Adrienne is delighted to be a part of Model City Hall Hamilton’s executive team as a Logistics Director and can’t wait for this year’s conference!
Ruby HyeCo-Founder & Co-Chair
Ruby Hye is a grade 11 student at Westdale Secondary School. Ruby is a Student Trustee for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, and a passionate advocate for marginalized students across Hamilton. In addition to student advocacy work, Ruby works with community groups to promote equity of opportunity for all, in Councillor Green’s office at the City of Hamilton and volunteers at a youth centre downtown. Ruby decided to co-found MCHH because she is extremely passionate about youth municipal engagement and knows that the youth of Hamilton have a powerful voice!
Cassidy BereskinCo-Founder & Co-Chair
Cassidy Bereskin is a first-year student at McMaster University, where she is planning to major in Political Science. In addition to Co-Chairing Model City Hall Hamilton, Cassidy works as the News Reporter for The Silhouette, McMaster’s campus newspaper. She is also a Founding Partner of MCHH’s parent organization, Model City Hall. Cassidy is passionate about politics, specifically U.S. and international politics, but she also enjoys learning about municipal affairs in Hamilton. Cassidy’s biggest passion, however, is bubble tea, which she is always in the mood to go for and talk about.
Claire NormanMarketing Director
Claire Norman is a Grade 12 student at Westdale Secondary School enrolled in the International Baccalaureate programme. At the moment she is aiming to study immunology at McGill University and in the future, she is hoping to become a pediatric intensive care physician. Claire is a rep hockey player, Westdale’s Model United Nations president and she is passionate about contributing to my community through volunteering at 541 Eatery and Exchange and other non-profit organizations and being a part of councils such as the Young Women’s Advisory Council and the Worker’s Arts and Heritage Youth Council
Sabreina DahabLogistics Director
Angela NguyenCommittee Co-Chair
Sasha RoshanCommittee Co-Chair
Sasha is a Grade 12 student at Westmount Secondary. She is the founder and CEO of canCODE Inc., a nonprofit working to provide students in the GTA with more opportunities to learn about computer sciences. She is also the president of her school’s Model UN and DECA clubs, and is very familiar with MUN procedure. In addition to a handful of other involvements, pass times include photography and sleep. Sasha loves sleep.
Pamela WangMarketing Director
Pamela Wang is currently a grade 11 IB student at Westdale Secondary School. She is the Vice-President of Triune Student Council. Pamela is active in her community organizing fundraisers and food-drives, and she is active at school, being on various sports teams such as cross-country and badminton. She enjoys trying to have a social life, watching films, and spending time time with her dog. Pamela is excited to be a part of Model City Hall Hamilton’s executive team as Marketing Director.
Shahed SalehiGraphic Designer
Koubra HaggarCommittee Co-Chair
Koubra Haggar is a grade 12 student at l’École secondaire Georges-P.-Vanier. She is a Student Trustee for the Conseil scolaire Viamonde and is the President of the Regroupement des élèves conseiller.ère.s francophones de l’Ontario (RECFO), as well as Vice-President of the Fédération de la jeunesse franco-ontarienne (FESFO). She is an executive member of the McMaster Womanists, a club at McMaster University that provides a safe space for black women and non-binary people on campus and in the City of Hamilton. Koubra loves presenting and speaking in front of crowds, and is a national francophone public speaking champion. She is involved at several other levels in Hamilton through community centers and local organizations. Civic engagement among secondary school students is very important to Koubra so she is so excited to work alongside the Model City Hall Hamilton executive team this year to offer a very successful 2018 conference to the youth of Hamilton!
Tara RezvanCommittee Co-Chair
Tara is a grade 11 student at Ancaster High School and enjoys getting involved with her school and greater community whenever she can! She has recently taken on the role of president of her school’s toastmasters club. Here, she works to promote the importance of public speaking amongst high school students. She also sits on various youth councils, all empowering youth to become the leaders of the future. She sees great value in positive teamwork, as she believes there is nothing more productive than a group of respectful, happy, and hardworking individuals. Finally, when she is not doing school work, or promoting social change, Tara spends her time performing in theatre productions, especially with dance. Tara is ecstatic to be a committee chair for this years Model City Hall, and hopes to inherit a sense of charisma within all participants!
Ali HackerSponsorship Director
Ali Hacker is a first year student at McMaster University, where she studies in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours program. Ali is a driven student, with a passion for science, reading, music, travelling, and most of all, dogs. More importantly, however, Ali is also passionate about politics and debate, and she believes that Model City Hall will help facilitate civic engagement within the Hamilton community. This year, Ali is working with the MCHH executive team as a sponsorships director. Overall, she is excited to work with MCHH to help them fulfill their mission of increasing student accessibility to municipal politics, and she hopes that this year’s event will inspire ongoing student engagement in the Hamilton community.
Randi MaoCommittee Co-Chair
Randi Mao is a second year Health Sciences (#wolfpack) student at McMaster University. In addition to literally dying from anatomy bell ringers, she is a student researcher, a trivia enthusiast, and a pretty decent basketball player (@Mehar Soni). Although she is a sophomore Hamiltonian, she is proud to be involved in the Hamilton community through organizing volunteering experiences with local organizations for McMaster World Vision and of course, MCHH. Apart from her involvement in school and her community, Randi is also a die-hard Golden State Warriors (and Chef Curry) fan. Randi is very passionate about the intersection of health, research and policy and hopes to use her experiences to spice up the Public Health Committee. She is super excited about this year’s conference – the Hamilton Public Health Committee will be lit!
Roble OsobleCommittee Co-Chair
Roble Osoble is a first year Social Sciences student at McMaster University. He aspires to specialize in political science in the field of International relations. Roble has lived in Hamilton for all his life and is interested in municipal, provincial, federal and international politics. He hopes once he finishes his schooling at McMaster he can work towards getting into law school. Roble is bilingual having a French immersion certificate, and B2 language proficiency in French. Outside of MCH he attempts to extend his education by trying to learn German as his new language, and create a safe and fun environment with McMaster GEEKS. Overall Roble is a reasonable individual who loves to learn about different opinions and ideologies. Whenever he is passionate about a political issue the conversation can go on for awhile. This year he hopes to facilitate great discussion as co-committee chair, and hear from youth around Hamilton!