nicole sanchez: PROJECT Manager
Nicole is a 3rd year Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Business Economics and Law, minoring in Accounting. She coordinates the business aspect of the project such as the organization of events, integration of the education program, and compilation of research and preparation for product release. Nicole also manages a team of 5 in the Business Portfolio to achieve organizational goals, and a team of 6 in the Research and Development Portfolio to develop the product.
ANKA: HEAD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT I am currently in my 3rd year of Honours Neuroscience and I am driven by curiosity. Though the research and development process has been an arduous endeavour marked by many failures, the end goal of creating an eco-friendly, biodegradable product makes this journey well worth its trouble. This year, I would love to see our R&D team develop a working Hempact prototype as a first step towards realizing sustainable social entrepreneurship. When I'm not working on the Hempact project, I enjoy spending my time volunteering in a speech language pathology lab studying child language and literacy. In the future, I aspire to become a speech language pathologist or a pediatrician.
JOHN PAUL: HEAD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
John Paul Lelis is a fourth year environmental engineering student at the University of Alberta. His interests lie in making the future greener through proper waste management; whether be it recycling, diversion, or repurposing waste material into useful tools. In his free time, you can find him spending time with his friends and family, or alone,listening to 80’s hits and contemporary R&B.