Ramya UthayakumarProfessional Development & Career Strategist Management
Ramya Uthayakumar is a student-centred, solution-focused, and evidence-based Career Educator with seven+ years of progressive professional experience in advising, programming, administrative, and research roles in the Canadian Higher Education sector, particularly in Student Affairs and Services.
As a proud University of Toronto alumna, she holds a professional Master's degree in Developmental Psychology and Education and embraces a developmental model to supporting students from diverse backgrounds in all aspects of their professional pursuits. Her undergraduate thesis on career and subjective well-being has been published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior. She grounds her work in theory and data-driven best practices.
With a strong commitment to promoting holistic development, equity, diversity, and inclusion, she works under an anti-oppression framework. As an Executive for Connections & Conversations, Ramya collaboratively builds community and is particularly passionate about initiatives supporting the career and professional development of racialized staff on campus.
Ramya’s experience living across three continents makes her tri-lingual (Tamil, German, English) and brings cross-cultural awareness to her practice. She is also an avid connector of people, a career nerd, National Geographic fan, and a fusion foodie!