2014 Summer Interns
This year, OtherHalf continues the Summer Internship Program with yet another team of young students joining us from different universities across Canada. We have exciting initiatives planned for this season including a brand new online campaign. Let’s meet the team!
We are delighted to welcome Cindy back as the lead intern this summer! She is now studying Law at the University of Western Ontario and she will be helping the new interns and volunteers during our recruitment events. However her biggest project this year will be heading up the Online Campaign and we look forward to the upcoming creativity!
Denise is a Biology/Psychology graduate from the University of Toronto Mississauga. While she was a student, she founded Lifeline (the blood and stem cell society on campus) and this was where she found her passion for the cause. She is very knowledgeable about drives and we look forward to having her help at our recruitment events. She also hopes to show people the importance of taking initiative if we want to see change. As a side note, Denise likes to bike, sing, knit, craft, eat ice cream, and create schemes!
Jay is a first year Rotman Commerce student from the University of Toronto St. George Campus. Before working with OtherHalf, Jay was on the Across U-Hub team so he has extensive experience with the annual City Mosaic event. We are glad that he is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese so he can help OtherHalf with translation work! In addition, Jay will also be helping us with donor recruitment and the online campaign. In his free time, Jay has many hobbies such as playing piano, traveling, making videos, and photography. Welcome aboard, Jay!
Leon is a third year Chemical Engineering student from McMaster University. Leon has a strong interest in making videos and he will be helping OtherHalf with the Online Campaign. He is also interested in 3D sculpting for cinematics and games and hopes to become an entrepreneur in bio-electrical technology after graduation. He would like to get a dog one day. We can’t wait to see the videos he’ll make for OtherHalf!
Shawn is the younger identical twin brother of Leon and he studies Electrical Engineering at McMaster University. Shawn has an interest in filming as well as graphic design and will be helping Leon on the Online Campaign team. In the future, he hopes to get an MBA, own 2 dogs and help spread free education overseas to children who are less fortunate. We look forward to working with Shawn!