Our Team

Aaron

Aaron

Aaron is a recent graduate of McGill University where he studied political science, statistics, and economics. His work at Social Justice Connection focuses largely on corporate social responsibility, but his broader interests include issues of civil society and resistance, sustainability practices and infrastructure, and campaign finance reform. In the future, Aaron hopes to work in public policy.

Alexis

Alexis

I come from London, England, and study Political Science and International Business at McGill. I am an intern at the SJC, and I really enjoy working at SJC because I have the opportunity to feel important and to share my point of views. I had the opportunity to feel that I can bring more to the project while constantly progressing thanks to a generous team.This internship is a great experience and will help me for my future.

Andrey

Andrey

I am a recent graduate in international relations and international law at l’UQAM.
My main interests are international human rights law and diplomacy. I joined SJC to increase my knowledge about equity, social justice, and development projects. I am currently pursuing a masters in international law.

Carol

Carol

My Name is Carol Stephan, I am from Amman, Jordan and I study Political Science and Middle East Studies at McGill University. I am a Human Rights Education Intern at the SJC. It has been a fruitful experience working in such a comfortable and friendly work environment; I have had the opportunity to get involved with the community and further exposed to its essential public issues. I am certain that working at the SJC will be of utmost benefit to my future career plans as I envision myself working in the field of social justice,
community development and human rights.

Christian

Christian

My name is Christian Holmes, and I am British Canadian from London studying History and Political Science at McGill. I studied at an international school in England before taking a gap year and working in France. I joined SJC through McGill’s Arts Internship Office which offers students the opportunity to apply to internships and work placements that are relevant to their academic studies. I joined the SJC due to my interest in social issues in Latin America and human rights. Im going to return to the UK upon completing my studies in order to pursue a career in criminal law. I would love to work in Montreal at a later point in my life due to the Montreal lifestyle and community!

Claire

Claire

I’m Claire, from Montréal. I have a BCom in International Management and Environment and a Certificate in Women’s Studies. I am interning at Educonnexion because of my strong belief that education is a primary stepping stone to economic, and other freedoms- freedoms that we in the Global North so often take for granted. I want to contribute to the spreading of access to knowledge and education, and that’s why this internship has been the perfect fit for me! I wholeheartedly believe in the vision of this organization, and one day aspire to contribute to this vision through a means of my own- either by teaching or by starting my own NGO or social enterprise.

Dayeon

Dayeon

Hi! My name is Dayeon Min, I am a second year law student at McGill University. I am a legal research intern here at the SJC. I previously interned at Equitas and at the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations in Montreal. These last few months working with the SJC taught me a lot about human rights education and corporate social responsibility. It was also great to meet all the engaged and passionate people working at the SJC. I would like to pursue a career in refugee law and development law in the future.

Emmanuelle

Emmanuelle

My name is Emmanuelle Apollon and I have recently graduated from McGill University in International Development Studies. I am from Port-au-Prince, Haiti and I’ve been here in Montreal since 2009. I am currently interning at the SJC where I am learning a great deal. Also, the working environment over there is great! I am mostly doing some networking and working on educational workshops. In September, i am very excited to be starting a graduate diploma in business administration at JMSB in order to acquire managerial skills and  further diversify my curriculum.

Ipek

Ipek

I come from Izmir, Turkey and study International Development Studies and Political Science at McGill. I have been working on the Participation-Transition Project while focusing on Agriculture Simulation in particular as an intern at SJC. I learned so much about multinational companies, their work ethic, human rights, and how to develop simulations during the past month. SJC also helped me realize I can have a career in many more areas than I thought I could. I am confident that the knowledge SJC imparted to me will be very helpful for my career post-graduation, which will most likely focus on multinational companies and human rights.

Kim

Kim

Hello! My name is Kim and I come from Paris, France. I am entering my last year at McGill University double majoring in International Development Studies and East Asian Studies. I work as one of the Human Rights Education Interns at the SJC, and love working with such a dedicated team. I joined the SJC for its enriching knowledge and work on human rights and education. I plan to use the tools I have acquired here towards my future studies and career in international law.

Mars

Mars

I come from Providence, Rhode Island, and am currently studying anthropology and women’s studies at McGill. I am a human rights education intern, having joined the SJC for the ample research and learning opportunities it offered. I am grateful for the stimulating and motivating space SJC has provided their team with, and I hope to continue on to work within grassroots community organizations with a focus in social justice education and
community organizing.

Mashal

Mashal

I am from Karachi, Pakistan and am studying International Development, International Relations, and French at McGill. As an intern at the Social Justice Connection, for the past few months I have been working on the Community of Practice project. My time here has exposed me to a collaborative and energetic workplace striving to educate society about human rights. Post-graduation I intend to apply the knowledge that I have learned here to similar causes.

Maud

Maud

Hi! My name is Maud, and I am a third year student at McGill University in Psychology and Political Science. I am currently working in project management and fundraising for the SJC. I joined the SJC because of its impressive track-record when it comes to advocacy and human rights education, and really enjoy the dynamic working environment. I have learned more in the past 2 months than in most of my classes at university, and would highly recommend a SJC internship to all students who want to deepen their knowledge of human rights and of non-profit work. I plan on working for a nonprofit in the field of education or environment in Montreal after I graduate.

Mel

Mel

Hi! I’m Melanie Andreas and I am from Madison, New Jersey. I major in Political Science and minor in Linguistics at McGill University. I am in my third and final year of studies here in Montreal. I am an intern at the SJC, and am currently doing research for two of this summer’s projects: Participation-Transition and Interconnection. I joined the SJC because I am extremely passionate about human rights, and I hope to pursue my dream of working in international human rights law after graduation. I am so lucky to be working in such a welcoming environment, and I am very thankful to be learning alongside such amazing people.

Natasha

Natasha

Natasha Shalliker has been studying Art History at McGill University for the past three years. She is particularly interested in gender issues and art’s ability to educate across cultures. Education has always been an important part of her upbringing, yet upon entering university she realized the many holes in her learning. When a friend began interning at SJC, Natasha was lucky enough to have the opportunity to join the team and help ensure that children around Montreal would receive essential human rights education at a young age. She is currently working to find potential partners in order to make Educonnexion’s programs accessible to more students. Natasha is entering her final year of university and is looking forward to traveling and teaching English abroad after graduation.

Razan

Razan

I’m born in Jordan and lived most of my life in Montreal. I study Sociology and Women’s Studies at McGill University. Being involved is what I like doing best! As an intern at the SJC, I work on various exciting projects. I have decided to join SJC to gain some experience in the field of human rights, social justice, and international development, and to gain deeper insights into how things really work on the ground. I plan on pursuing my studies in International Development to later work with other similar amazing NGOs in order to
advocate for human rights and promote peace, stability and freedom around the world.

Shannon

Shannon

I am currently studying International Development at McGill University. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, the SJC’s work is particularly relevant to my background, and my internship proved more fulfilling than I could have imagined. Expecting to do menial tasks, I was pleasantly surprised at the professional level of work we interns had the opportunity to engage in. The skills and lessons I have honed through my research will definitely come in handy in the future, as I hope to pursue a career in the NGO sectors of either public health or education.

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Couche par couche, la peinture, le développement communautaire, la famille, la foi et les découvertes font de moi une oeuvre complète.

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Dans la vie, il n'y a pas de solutions. Il y a des forces en marche : il faut les créer.

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