MMI Student Ambassadors
During her undergraduate studies at Western University, Danika was exposed to work in various sectors including food and agriculture as well as healthcare. She has exceptional interpersonal skills and is known for her positive attitude and strong work ethic. An active member of her local community, Danika volunteers at a crisis line for a women’s shelter.
Upon the completion of the MMI program, Danika hopes to work in the biotechnology sector, where she can leverage her technical background and analytical skills to work her way up to a management role.
Vasare was active in student life during her undergraduate studies and was elected to two University of Toronto student council positions. She also volunteered as a frosh leader and organized holiday dinners for local children from under-served communities.
After graduation, Vasare joined Plexxus, a healthcare supply chain services organization, where she gained sound relationship building abilities while working with several Toronto hospitals and healthcare service providers. After completing the MMI program, Vasare hopes to work in the biotechnology industry.
During her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, Faduma worked as a campus medical first responder. She continues to serve as a Divisional Staffing Officer for U of T’s first response team ECSpeRT. In addition to these experiences, Faduma worked as a researcher in a marine ecology lab – an experience which resulted in the creation of a nutrition focused start up.
After graduating from the MMI program, Faduma would like to work in the either the healthcare, environmental, or pharmaceutical sectors. In her free time, Faduma enjoys reading adventure novels.
Yang has a background in frontline healthcare and is known for having sound leadership and project management skills. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Yang was involved with a community-based charity that helped raise $500,000+ worth of equipment for several institutions in Toronto. Post MMI, Yang hopes to work in the finance or healthcare sectors.
In his spare time, Yang enjoys distance running and has even completed the GoodLife Toronto Marathon.
Through his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto and his research experience with Mount Sinai Hospital, Thomas learned that he has a strong interest in business and in the commercialization of therapeutic discoveries. He is known for his strong work ethic and for stepping up to challenges with an open mind.
When Thomas completes the MMI program, he hopes to work in the healthcare or financial services sectors.
Faye brings retail pharmacy and extensive customer service experiences to the MMI program. She is a self-starter who is solution oriented. After graduating from the program, Faye aims to work either in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries.
Faye’s natural curiosity and her eagerness to learn have motivated her to travel to 16 countries in the world so far - her favourite destination being Thailand. In addition to travelling, she also spends her spare time tutoring math and science to children and volunteering as a crisis responder.
Yasmine is known for her friendly and outgoing personality and enjoys working in group settings. Throughout her studies at Queen’s University, she worked as a pharmacy assistant and volunteered at local hospitals. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, traveling, and playing the piano.
Once she completes her MMI studies, Yasmine aspires to work in the pharmaceutical industry where her long-term goal is to secure a management role that complements her analytical as well as interpersonal skills.
Throughout her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, Parnian was involved in various projects ranging from planning large-scale events for the university to working in a clinical neuroscience research laboratory. These experiences helped Parnian to develop strong communication, project management and organizational abilities.
Parnian hopes to complement her science background with the business acumen she will gain from MMI to secure a job in the biotechnology sector. Ideally, she hopes to work in a business development role and help guide novel treatments to market.