Meet our wonderful team of executives!
Jina Aryaan is a fourth year student pursuing a major in Sociology and a double a minor in French and Latin American Studies. As co-president, her goal is to increase the online and campus presence of USSU, create a stronger community for students in the Sociology program, organize more networking events, and establish a better relationship between the Department and students. Asides from her work at USSU, she also works on various political and organizational campaigns to promote youth activism. She is interested in corporate and international human rights law, and aspires to be a successful corporate lawyer. When she's not working on USSU, you can catch her fervently running around campus to get to the next meeting or trying to get a short break at the ASSU office.
Maeve Murphy is a fourth year student at the University of Toronto completing a Major in Sociology and a Double Minor in History & Canadian Studies. She has spent the past academic year working on the Undergraduate Sociology Student Union as a co-social events director, and is excited to further this passion as your co-president this upcoming term! As Co-President, she is committed to working towards building a sense of community within the Sociology program.
Zakerie Farah is in his 3rd year studying Sociology and Political Science. As Vice-President he wants to build pride amongst Sociology students, host engaging Sociological discussions, and grow USSU's presence at the University of Toronto. He is interested in immigration & multiculturlism, and wants to work in public policy. His favorite food truck at UofT is the Brown Food Truck
Peter is a fourth year student at University of Toronto, doing a minor in Sociology and a double major in Psychology and Biodiversity & Conservation Biology. As an events director, his goals are to organize events that will create unforgettable social experiences for Sociology students, and to provide an opportunity for students to be engaged with the union. Peter loves traveling and has a passion for music and photography. In his spare time he does sports and enjoys the outdoors.
Krall Yu is in her third-year pursuing a major in Sociology. Her goal as an event director in USSU is to hold events that can enhance people’s relationship with Sociology throughout their degree, and help people from diverse backgrounds feel more engaged. In addition to her studies, she is interested in learning about different cultures, and has participated in an Intercultural learning program with the Centre of International experiences in the past year.
Career Opportunities Director
Zoey Zhang is a third year student pursuing double major in Sociology and Employment Relations . As career director, her goal is to plan and organize networking and career panels events, share more resources and career advice to students in Sociology department, and connect students to young professionals and professors. Asides from her work at USSU, she also works on various mental health organization to promote mental health awareness on campus.
Patricia is in her fourth-year pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Sociology and Art History at Trinity College, University of Toronto. In addition to her studies, global health is an interest she acquired through her involvement as an executive within the University of Toronto International Health Program this past year. As the Creative Director for USSU, Patricia aspires to grow the Unions online presence, while unifying promotions and publications. She has a passion for photography, architecture and art history, and enjoys traveling and frequenting museums all over the globe during her spare time.
Alyy Patel is in her 4th year pursuing a double major in Sociology & Sexual Diversity Studies with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She has been highly involved in engaging the wider student population through equity initiatives and event planning on campus, and is excited to serve as this year's Finance Director for USSU. Her interests include LGBTQ+ activism, volunteering, and making really pretty, colour-coded spreadsheets.
Social Media Director
Victoria Barclay is a second year student pursuing a major in Sociology with a double minor in Political Science and Equity Studies. As this years' social media director she is going to work towards increasing USSU's social media recognition. Other than USSU she is a member of UNSOC and is looking forward to her first year of attending conferences. In addition, Victoria is also learning how to speak French and wants to eventually go to France to really gain some expertise on the language.
Director of First-Year Affairs
Jess Kim is in her second year pursuing a double major in Criminology and Ethics, Society & Law along with a minor in Sociology. She plans to head to law school after her undergraduate studies. As Director of First-Year Relations, she is determined to engage all passionate students in the Sociology department, specifically targeting first year students. Also, her favourite coffee is Balzac’s and her secret study spot is on the second floor of EJ Pratt.
Hannah Chan is in her second year pursuing a double major in Sociology and Equity Studies. She plans to head into law enforcement after her undergraduate studies or further her education in social work. As the Outreach Director, she is dedicated to raising awareness of the USSU towards the student body and connecting with off-campus Sociology organizations. She has a passion for dancing and is also a member of the Varsity Blues' Pom Team.
Internal Communications Director
Rija is a fourth-year student, pursuing a major in History and minors in Sociology, and Education & Society. Her interests in the field of sociology, and desire to be more involved in U of T’s undergraduate sociology community, guided her to work as this year’s Director of Internal Communications. Rija is also an aspiring educator, interested in global citizenship and civic engagement. She loves travelling, and just returned from a 6 month exchange in East Asia!
Susha is a second-year student pursuing a double major in Sociology and English. She is passionate about engaging in conversations surrounding the interdisciplinary exploration of sociology and enjoys reading scholarly investigations that challenge the status quo. Susha believes that the undergraduate sociology journal serves as a platform for students to express their perspectives on various sociological issues with critical analysis and nuance. As the Editor-in-Chief, she intends to enhance the experience of undergraduate students in the sociology program through the publication of students' paper submissions.