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Gayle Aradanas

Gayle Aradanas recently graduated from George Brown College’s Interaction Design and Development program and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in digital experience design there. Leveraging on her background in UX/UI design, research and customer service, she also applies creativity, enthusiasm and empathy to her work. Gayle is passionate about inclusive design, design thinking and innovation, mental health, and is excited to create positive change within the youth employment system at Opportunity For All Youth.

Fun Facts about Gayle

#epicfail- most embarrassing work moment 
Not knowing how to mop the floor “properly” like a figure-eight, when I started at McDonalds. 

First job 
I was a Crew Member at McDonald’s.

Best work moment 
While at H&M, I won a gift card for being the top sales associate in my department for increasing customer engagement!

Best transferable skill 
Entrepreneurial spirit, teamwork, and empathy. 

Dream job 
To have my own design agency or work for a company whose values I deeply resonate with and gives me opportunities for growth. 

Life Motto 
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” 
– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist. 

Fun Fact on Gayle’s CV 
Took on quite a few UX research and design projects during my time at George Brown College and was awarded for excellence in research and innovation.

Connect with Gayle on LinkedIn

 

Ali Abou-Khrebieh

Ali is a second-year student at York University pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Science with other interests in finance and marketing. He is a skilled leader and has taken on many leadership roles. He is very passionate about promoting healthy active living lifestyles. Ali is looking forward to working alongside the Opportunity For All Youth team to combat youth employment barriers across Canada. 

Fun Facts about Ali

#epicfail, most embarrassing work moment 
At my last job as a soccer coach for younger children, I led a demo for a very simple drill, but I went a bit too fast on the wet and muddy field and completely wiped out! Every kid and parent started laughing as I stood up dripping in mud. 

First Job
My first job was a soccer referee

Best Work Moment
As a former soccer coach, my best work moments were always the last day of the season. I would take photos with the kids and their parents, and they would give me gifts, like a gift card or homemade cookies.

Best Transferable Skill
Leadership and teamwork skills

Dream Job
Having my own business or a leader of a company. 

Life Motto
Always stay true to yourself

Fun Fact on Ali’s CV
I used to be a tutor!

Connect with Ali on LinkedIn

 

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