Our Team

Staff

Assem Zhaksybay

Assem Zhaksybay

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Program Assistant

Assem Zhaksybay (she/her) is a Program Assistant at ORICE. She is currently double majoring in Sociology and the Study of Religion at UBC. She is originally from Kazakhstan, but has lived in Kyrgyzstan, France, and Malaysia before coming to Canada for university. She is interested in social change, ...Read more

Audrea Wang

Audrea Wang

Program Assistant (Human Rights Collective)

Audrea is a third-year student in the UBC Sciences Po Dual Degree program and is currently completing a combined major in Political Science and Philosophy. Audrea has studied human rights on a local and national level, having interned with both the French women's rights delegation in her department ...Read more

Balie Tomar

Balie Tomar

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Graduate Academic Assistant (Gender+ Collective)

Balie Tomar (she/her) is an MA student in the Science at Technology Studies at UBC. She is researching the history of statistics and quantification in social sciences. She is also interested in thinking about and (re)imagining how quantitative and other research methodologies can be employed in more...Read more

Christina Fung

Christina Fung

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Program Coordinator

Christina (she/her) graduated from UBC with a BA in Geography. Her first involvement with ORICE was through the International Service Learning program where she did her placement in Bangalore, India and then continued on with the office as a Worklearn student and now, can’t seem to get enough as s...Read more

Gaylean Davies

Gaylean Davies

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Advisor

Gaylean Davies (she/her) is the Advisor of the Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE) at UBC. She has worked in the non-profit and academic spheres for over a decade. Gaylean has worked for various BC-based organizations in cancer care, recognizing excellence in arts and b...Read more

Kate Theriault

Kate Theriault

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Program Assistant

Kate Theriault (she/they) is a Program Assistant at ORICE. They were born and raised in the SF Bay Area on the lands of the Coast Miwok and Graton Rancheria peoples. She is close to completing her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and (Honours) Geography. Kate holds a keen interest in engaging c...Read more

Krystal Go

Krystal Go

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Communications Assistant

Krystal Go (she/they) is a third-year student pursuing a Major in Political Science at UBC Vancouver. She was introduced to ORICE through the engagementship on Academic Freedom in Canadian Higher Education and is back as a communications assistant. She was born and raised on traditional, ancestral, ...Read more

Kseniia Voronkova

Kseniia Voronkova

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Digital Communications & Program Assistant

Kseniia is a second-year psychology student pursuing minor in biology at UBC Vancouver. Born and raised in Slovenian environment, she has always been passionate about preserving her native identity, as well as exploring other cultures. Kseniia is passionate about global mental health, equity in acce...Read more

Max Bogpene

Max Bogpene

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Graduate Academic Assistant (Human Rights Collective)

Max Bogpene is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science. I study International Relations with a particular focus on norm contestation, international law, and how states and/or regional groupings of states resist international norms and institutions. When not hunched over my PC, I enjoy...Read more

Naomi Hudson

Naomi Hudson

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

Naomi (she/her) is a third year student in the Honours Political Science program. She has worked and volunteered in the policy, education and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion spaces and she is excited to be joining ORICE as a Research Assistant working on the First Year Experiential Educati...Read more

Niyati Sharma

Niyati Sharma

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Undergraduate Academic Assistant

Niyati Sharma (she/her) is an Undergraduate Academic Assistant with the UBC HRC.  She is the Founder and Executive Director of Pratisandhi Foundation, a youth-led non-profit organisation dedicated to the sexual health and education of Indian adolescents and youth. Her team has positively impacted o...Read more

Shogofa Alizada

Shogofa Alizada

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Student Researcher

Shogofa (she/her) is a second-year student pursuing Geography (Environment & Sustainability) with a minor in GIS and Geographical Computations. A Hazara from Afghanistan, she moved to the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples in 2017. She is joining ORICE as...Read more

Tamara Baldwin

Tamara Baldwin

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Director, Office of Regional and International Community Engagement

Tamara Baldwin (she/her) is the Director of the office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE) at the University of British Columbia, as well as the Acting Assistant Director, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Tamara has worked in higher education for two decades with a ...Read more

Valeria Perez

Valeria Perez

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

Valeria Pérez (she/they) has always been interested and working around intersectional educational processes and so-called "Latin American" historical memory. She was born and raised in Cuscatlán, usually known as El Salvador. She is currently in her third year at UBC, studying a double major in Po...Read more