OUR TEAM |
Ryan Lo is an urban planner, community engagement practitioner, and youth advocate. As Co-Founder of Urban Minds, he bridges the gap between youth and decision makers by developing youth engagement strategies with municipalities and community partners. His work includes organizing the annual 1UPToronto Conference and the 1UP Leaders Lab program, where high school students learn about city building and gain practical skills in civic leadership. Ryan is also a Project Coordinator at internationally renowned non-profit, 8 80 Cities, with extensive experience in facilitating engagement events for placemaking and transportation projects across Canada and the US.
director of finance
Gloria is a student at Sir John A Macdonald Collegiate Institute. She hopes to learn more about sustainability and urban design to help create an environment where youth have more opportunities to make a change in their community. She likes anything related to music and enjoys sketching during her spare time.
DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMENT
Enosh is a student at Sir. John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute. He hopes to meet youth and professionals who are passionate about the realm of urban planning and architecture and to understand more about the industry. He likes to take and edit photos, scroll through aesthetically pleasing pictures on Pinterest and teach young kids.
Catherine is a student at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School. Through creating various designs, she hopes to continue improving and learning more about graphic design for personal growth and future endeavors. In her spare time, she will often sing, read, and cook with friends even when they're terrible chefs.
Angela Ng is an architectural designer, educator, and youth advocate. As Co-Founder of Urban Minds, she elevates youth voices in the decision-making process of cities by delivering educational school workshops about urban planning and by mentoring a growing network of high school students. Angela is the recipient of the Sappi Ideas That Matter Grant, which funded the production of her 1UP Starter Kit, a key resource for high school students to lead their own community design-build projects. Her design expertise is recognized as winner of the City of Toronto’s Everyone is King: Design-Build Competition with her team’s youth-friendly curb lane public art installation, #WouldYouRatherTO.
director of design
Max is a student at Sir. John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute. He looks forward to working with the brilliant minds of youth in Toronto and introducing the amazing opportunity 1UP brings to these students. Max enjoys drawing while listening to music, going out to have fun with his friends and seeing the architectural brilliance in Toronto.
Director of PUBLIC RELATIONS
Christina is a student at St. Clement's School. She hopes to help bring like-minded people to engage and develop their interest in urban planning while finding ways to achieve sustainability and social progress. She is interested in political science, the arts, and chemistry. Christina spends her spare time preparing for debating/public speaking tournaments and creating new art pieces.
Wendy is a student at University of Toronto Schools. Her goal is to help create an environment in which youth feel free to express their opinions and push for positive and impactful change in their communities. She is interested in sustainability and the environment and likes to bake and take long walks in the park.
director of technology
Joshua is a student at Earl Haig Secondary School. He hopes to learn more about making a difference in his community using technology. His interests include coding, swimming, travelling, and pong.
Alex is a student at Earl Haig Secondary School. He believes that with the help of mentors and enriching events, the youth of today will be one step closer to realizing their future. During his breaks, he plays hockey, listens to music, and practices cardistry.