Student Success Centre

Meet the OPSA Team


Amilya Ladak, Director

My name is Amilya Ladak and I’m from Vancouver, BC. I am a second year Health Sciences student and love hiking, yoga, reading and travelling! I’m very excited about all the fun things the OPSA community is planning for the 2016-2017 year and can’t wait to meet you all!


Jessie Zammit, Director

My name is Jessie Zammit and I am going into my fourth year of nursing and am from Calgary, Alberta. I love the outdoors, puppies, travelling, and Disney. I can’t wait to meet all of you and make Western a home for everyone no matter where you are from.


Rumana Rafiq, Central Canada Province Coordinator

My name is Rumana Rafiq. I am from Nova Scotia and will be the Central Canada Province Coordinator for this year! I am a Medical Sciences and Scholar’s Electives student. Looking forward to meeting you all!


Prathiksha Nalan, Project Coordinator

Hi, my name is Prathiksha Nalan and I'm from Nova Scotia! I'm in 3rd year and I will be this year's Project Coordinator.


Mark Peddle, East Coast Coordinator

Hi, my name is Mark Peddle and I'll be your coordinator for the East Coast region this year. I came to Western from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and I'm currently in third year Medical Science. My interests include travelling and swimming; I can't wait to meet you all next year!


Raveena Berde, Alberta Province Coordinator

Hey guys my name is Raveena Berde and I came to Western from Calgary, Alberta to do Mechanical Engineering. I am currently in my second year and, so far, university has been a whirlwind! Some of my interests other than cramming for exams include hiking in the Rockies, playing Rugby, travelling to Europe and Bollywood dancing!


Kira Hoff, British Columbia Province Coordinator

I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. I am now studying Political Science with a hope to go into Ivey for third year. My favourite things are sushi, hockey, cats and hiking.


Kendall Kocela, British Columbia Province Coordinator

I'm from Vancouver and am at Western pursuing my HBA at Ivey. I love all things hiking, sushi, and hockey. I am so excited to be one of your province coordinators this year!