The REA Team

An innovative group based out of Ryerson University.
team

Olivia Panarese

Executive VP

I am a third-year student at TRSM double majoring in Global Management Studies and Entrepreneurship, and also completing a minor in Finance. My biggest role model has always been my dad, he has taught me so many valuable life lessons and it inspires me the most to become an entrepreneur like him. Aside from my professional career, in my spare time I really enjoy making vlogs and editing eventful moments in my life.

Hadeer Abdelhamid

President

I am a fourth-year student at TRSM, with an Entrepreneurship and Strategy Co-op major and a Global Management Studies minor. I was previously a brand ambassador on the REA in my second year and coming back as EVP shows how much I believe in this group and love it! I am excited to showcase all that Ryerson has to offer to its entrepreneurial community and really help our future entrepreneurs reach their full potential. Outside of my professional and academic lives, I love to travel and make new connections.

Selena Sousa

VP, Finance

I am a fourth year student in the Accounting and Finance program, I am majoring in Accounting and minoring in Economics. Being a part of REA has allowed me to work with and meet many amazing students at Ryerson that have a passion for entrepreneurship. Having the opportunity to be a part of an amazing team and provide the students with great opportunities is the reason I joined. I'm very excited for this upcoming year!

Nishka Jayasuriya

VP, HR

I am a third-year student at majoring in Law and Business with a Politics minor. Being a member of the REA gave me the ability to work alongside such an ambitious group of students who prioritize the opportunities TRSM has to offer its entrepreneurship students. As the Vice President of Human Resources, I had the amazing opportunity to connect with a countless number of students all over campus who shared the same passion to evolve as students and future entrepreneurs.

Melissa Trinh

VP, Corporate Relations

I am in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Co-op program. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family has inspired me to be innovative and unconventional. I have lived in three countries, Vietnam, the United States, and Canada. Living away from family in a multi-cultural environment has taught me the value of deep, meaningful relationships and diversity, as well as driving me to commit to making positive impacts wherever I go. Therefore, as VP of Corporate Relations, it is my pleasure to deliver value and connect to entrepreneurship students at Ryerson, while working with an amazing and passionate group of leaders at the REA.

Victoria Aristocrat

VP, Special Projects

I am an Entrepreneurship and Strategy major, in my third year at TRSM. I have never been the type to see myself working for anyone. I’ve always had this desire to create, innovate, and lead my own business. Taking criticism, positively reacting to it, and acknowledging my progress is what motivates me to be better and do better. It pushes me to grow and learn to become like the entrepreneurs I admire the most. I am proud to be part of REA because I am now part of a group of people who all share the same desire to grow, learn, and make a positive impact on the student body.

Corey Zunke

VP, Events

I am a fourth-year student at TRSM, with an Accounting Major, with the hopes to pursue my CPA designation post-grad. As this is my first year with REA, I’m excited to be with a group that allows me to work towards a better me, and allows me to explore my entrepreneurial side. I am excited to showcase my skills so the Ryerson entrepreneurial community can have memorable events that bring out the full potential of future entrepreneurs. A fun fact about myself is I love exploring and discovering new places, meeting new people and learning about experiences they have had.

Myles Wagner

Director, Branding

I am a second-year student at TRSM majoring in Marketing Management and pursuing minors in Entrepreneurship and Real Estate Management. As Branding Director, my goal is to increase awareness about the REA and inspire students to see entrepreneurship as a fitting career path. I’m very excited to be a part of this great team and meet as many like-minded people as possible! In my free time, I love to travel and seek out new ways to fulfill my love for design.

Émilie Cruise-Savage

VP, Marketing

I am a third-year student at TRSM, majoring in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. I have been following the REA since my first year and I am so excited to be joining the team as the VP of Marketing this year! I am really looking forward to sharing everything we have to offer to Ryerson students. Outside of that, I love the arts (I am always drawing, painting, or sculpting) and I love trying new activities and meeting people.

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