Our Team



"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."


– Margaret Mead



Our Core Team


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Emily Litvack

 

Co-Founder & Director of Education
emily@genvironment.ca

My passion is guiding, mentoring and providing opportunities for young, driven leaders… Read more!


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Harveen Sandhu

 

Co-Director of Education & Learning Gardens Program Manager
harveen@genvironment.ca

Harveen’s love of storytelling and play led her to train as an actor at Ryerson Theatre School, after which she went on to perform professionally… Read more!


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Zakir Virani

 

Educator & Curriculum Designer
zakir@genvironment.ca

Growing up, I always felt a close relationship with my physical surroundings which helped define who I am today… Read more!


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Ben Baril

 

Marketing and Communications 
ben@genvironment.ca

I have spent the last 15 years helping companies use software to achieve their goals… Read more!


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Keshana King

 

Marketing & Business Strategy Lead
keshana@genvironment.ca

Keshana King is a 2019 graduate from Algonquin College’s Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program… Read more!


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Katie Cameron

 

Educator
kcame038@uottawa.ca

From a very young age, my parents taught me the importance and value of the natural environment… Read more!


Our Advisory Team



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Amanda Saxe (she/her)

Co-Founder & Advisor 
Amanda’s Bio

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Safiya Sabir

Director

Safiya’s Bio


Sheri Elefant

Sheri Elefant

Genvironment Co–founder

Sheri’s Bio



Shelley Solomon

Director

Shelley’s Bio


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Dr. Giuliano Reis

Director

Giuliano’s Bio


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Dean MacDougall

Advisor

Dean’s Bio


Our Interns


We would like to thank our current and past student interns whose dedication, passion, and hard work help make everything we do at Genvironment possible.


2022 Interns


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Shania Dias, University of Mumbai, BSc

Educator/Program Assistant
shaniadias2@gmail.com

I am a bud-ding (pun-intended) environmentalist, still learning and growing in this field. I have a BSc. in Zoology from Mumbai University… Read more!

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Chanel Lewis, uOttawa BEd

Educator/Program Assistant
chanel@genvironment.ca

I am a student at the University of Ottawa with a passion for science and a love for teaching… Read more!


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Melina Thiess, Leuphana University, BSc, BES, with minor in Educational Sciences

Educator/Program Assistant
melina01@gmail.com

I am studying Environmental and Educational Sciences at Leuphana University Lüneburg in Germany… Read more!

Salima Reichling

Salima Reichling, University of Applied Sciences, Bochum, specializing in Economics

Development Assistant
reichling@posteo.de

I am studying Sustainable Development at the University of Applied Sciences Bochum in Germany… Read more!

2021 Interns


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Yunbing Cai, uOttawa BEd

Educator/Program Assistant
ycai099@uottawa.ca


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Ashley Walker, uOttawa BEd

Educator/Program Assistant
awalk046@uottawa.ca

Ashley is currently volunteering with Genvironment as a part-time intern while completing her studies in the Teacher Education Program… Read more!