Kourosh Houshmand

Kourosh is the founder of an international operating NGO called Solar for Life, which supports communities with solar lights to replace kerosene dependency in off-grid areas. Kourosh is a recipient of Canada's Top 20 Under 20 for his work in education entrepreneurship, journalism, and development efforts in sub-saharan Africa. Kourosh serves as the Chief Student Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District - one of the world's largest innovation hubs - and is currently studying Ethics, Society & Law and Political Science at Trinity College, University of Toronto.

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Stephanie Lim

Stephanie is a fourth-year student at the University of Toronto studying Peace, Conflict and Justice studies. Her academic areas of interest include food security, transnational labour migration and competing notions of citizenship. Apart from her involvement with the Reach Project, she has previously worked with the Solutions Lab at MaRS Discovery District, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Munk School of Global Affairs. She is excited to be part of a global conversation on social innovation and the evolving role of change and design thinking labs, through the Reach Project. 



Anthony Marchese

Anthony is a fourth year student completing a specialist degree in International Relations, with a double minor in European Union Studies and Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is particularly interested in finding solutions to new security challenges facing states. Moreover, he is interested in the role of individuals and their impact on government policymaking. Apart from his participation in the Reach Project, Anthony has previously worked with the G7/G20 Research Group, and is currently serving as Head of College at Trinity College, University of Toronto. 


Aditya Rau

Aditya is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s Department of Political Science. His research interests are focused on poverty and inequality. He plans to pursue a career at the intersection of policy, business, technology and design; with a specific focus on helping social enterprises transition to scale.

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Kimberly Skead

Kimberly recently completed her Hon. B.Sc. in Global Health and Genome Biology at Trinity College, University of Toronto. Her previous research activities include working as part of the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Cameroon team and working as a research assistant at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. She is particularly interested in studying disease markers at a molecular level in order to identify patterns of association and how these, when coupled with earlier diagnostic testing and improved mechanisms of reach, could have a large scale public health impact in developing parts of the world.