Our Board + Team
MINAHO CHIEW, DIRECTOR(she/her)
What does it mean to show up for our communities? Minaho is interested in being led by marginalized communities to explore what cultural humility and safety means to them; co-implementing policies that help rather than harm. Drawing on intersectional feminism, anti-oppression, and decolonization, Minaho is grateful to learn (and unlearn) from community members, activists, and leaders𑁋specifically Black and Indigenous women.
She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, with a minor in Gender, Race, Sexuality, Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. Feel free to reach out to her about anime, podcasts, or anything at all!
Minaho currently resides on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Kwantlen, Stz'uminus, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Peoples, colonially known as 'Richmond'.
TASFIA AHSAN, DIRECTOR (INTERIM) & CO-FOUNDER(she/her)
Passionate about animal welfare and the rights of marginalized groups, Tasfia actively takes a role in her community to support both causes. Her goal is to help create positive change in order to defend those who are otherwise unable to defend themselves (both animals and humans) as well as protect their homes and the environment.
Tasfia holds her Bachelor of Science in Applied Animal Biology from the University of British Columbia and is currently completing her Master of Environmental Science: Conservation and Biodiversity at the University of Toronto.
Tasfia studies, works, and advocates remotely from land which sits on unceded Semiahmoo, sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), W̱SÁNEĆ, and Kwantlen territory.
ANNA MYLVAGANAM, DIRECTOR (INTERIM) & CO-FOUNDER(they/them)
Anna is pursuing a BA in psychology, and a minor in Spanish at the University of British Columbia. She is passionate about quality education opportunities, reducing mental health gatekeeping, and trauma-informed health practices.
She currently serves as a Director, and Community Chapter Liaison, and she’s here to answer any of your questions, so feel free to reach out to hear about what's happening with ECHO, or just to chat about our community!
JASMYNE EASTMOND, CO-FOUNDER(she/her)
A writer who examines the local contexts of social and environmental issues, Jasmyne functions to amplify otherwise silenced voices through her work. She advocates for sustainable, equity-driven communities and studies the intersection of environmentalism with inequality, race, class, and gender.
Jasmyne holds her Bachelor of Science in Biology & English Literature from the University of British Columbia and is completing her Master of Philosophy in English Studies: Criticism and Culture at the University of Cambridge.