Director of Operations
Born & raised in Montreal and a proud McGill University graduate, Deborah Athanasopoulos currently resides in New York City where she teaches elementary school & is earning her masters degree in education. She is 25 years old and is fluent in English, French and Greek. Deborah has spent some time traveling in North & Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Always on the search for new ways to inspire and to be inspired, Deborah hopes to learn through people, travel and education. A philanthropist at heart, she believes in making every day at school "the best day ever." It is her passion for fundraising that lead her to realizing a life-long dream of starting a non-profit organization, and she stands by the fact that it is never too soon to try and make a difference.
Favourite Quote: "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire"
Though she is native to Montreal, Canada, Olivia Sheehy-Gennarelli considers herself to be a citizen of the world. Having travelled and lived in several countries throughout Asia, North America, Central America, Europe and Africa, Olivia has developed an interest in people, places and things. She is a recent graduate from the School of Public Affairs and Policy Studies with a minor in First People's Studies at Concordia University, and hopes to develop a career that helps to "right the world's wrongs!" She has decided to continue her studies into the Graduate world in the field of Community Economic Development, where she hopes to further develop her passion in education, community engagement, and Indigenous rights. A true philanthropist, Olivia hopes to combine her interests in policy, social justice, education and fundraising as she believes that "Make it Matter" will be a way for her to explore all her interests. She truly believes that it's the little things that go a long way!
Favourite Quote: "Whatever she tackles, she conquers"
Martina is a 25-year-old McGill graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology and a double minor in behavioural science and education. She recently graduated from John Molson School of Business (Concordia) student beginning her studies in business in the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration. She loves to debate controversial points, as they allow her to advocate her views and ultimately, to learn from others. A feminist at heart, she’s always looking for ways to remind people to speak up for what’s right. She is an entrepreneur and founder of Martina’s Beauty Compass and believes that beauty can take any direction, thus people should be free to explore and express themselves.
Favourite Quote: "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." - Jim Rohn