The Team

Our team is made up of driven people who are passionate about tackling today’s challenges through innovation, education and dialogue. Most of us have a connection with UBC or the community, and come from different fields and disciplines.

Miguel A Rozo
Founder, Executive Director
TEDx speaker, passionate about global affairs, sustainability, innovation. UBC International Relations BA, 3+ years in research/policy in government and private sector. Multilingual, global citizen. Tech enthusiast.
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Steven Zhang
UBC IdeasXChange Chair, Founding Member
Integrated Sciences UBC major, specializing in biochemistry and genetics. Passionate about education, social issues, and connecting people. Steven has and continues to play a key role in shaping IdeasXChange.
Priscilla Ng
Magazine Editor-In-Chief
Linguistics UBC major. Passionate about journalism, writing. Priscilla has contributed to start up magazines and university online platforms in Asia and Canada. Lifelong leaner, and aspiring language interpreter
Winnie Wu
VP Administration
Pharmacy UBC major. Winnie enjoys Ultimate adventures, and joined the team because she believes IdeasXChange helps to share ideas and bring new perspectives and solutions to current issues.
Ketty Zhang
VP Sponsorship
Visual Arts and Art History major. Traveller, freelancer, and ice cream enthusiast. Ketty’s leading sponsorship this year and is “very excited to work along the amazing folks in IdeasXChange!”
Sheker Mammetgurbanova
VP UBC Relations
Bio coming up!
Tim Xue
VP Marketing
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine UBC Graduate student. Tim joined IdeasXChange to “improve the delivery of ideas, especially in scientific discoveries and innovations to different communities around the world.”
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Amanda Brain
Research Director, Forum Logistics Lead
International Relations & Economic major at UBC. Driven by finding sustainable solutions for the world. Outdoor lover – you can find her skiing, hiking, or biking!
Pauline Tsai
Research Director, Sponsorship/Forum Assistant
Sauder School of Business UBC major. Interested in social sustainability, affordable housing, human rights, employment relations, education. Pauline joined IdeasXChange to help generate meaningful discussions and solutions.
Steuart Tannason
UBC Faculty Lead
Environmental Sciences UBC major. Steuart’s interests are environmental and social sustainability, technology and start-ups - a mixture of disciplines that he looks forward to getting exposed to in IdeasXChange!
Farsheed Farid
VP External Relations
Bio coming up!
Carol He
Forum Logistics Lead, Research Director
UBC Science, hoping to become a medical doctor. Her passions range from fashion design to youth sexual health. She joined IdeasXChange to spread knowledge, exchange ideas, and encourages life-long learning.
Crystal Lam
Forum Team Lead; Online Magazine Assistant
International Economics UBC major. Crystal is drawn to IdeasxChange for its commitment to education, innovation and sustainable development. Crystal is always pitching new and innovative ideas.
Christina Cheung
Research Director
Aspiring econometrician, currently investigating the impacts of western consumerism on developing countries. Christina’s hopes is to inspire young Vancouverites to collectively shape the future of municipal and provincial programs.
Midori Xing
Research Director
Economics and Commerce UBC major/minor. Interested in cultural diversity and social efficiency. While on exchange in Singapore, she learnt about alternative economics structures, culture, and socio-political contexts. Active volunteer, enjoys learning and making new friends.
Duncan Cooper
Social Director
Joined IdeasXChange to harness interdisciplinary potential at UBC to confront pressing issues. Duncan’s interests lie in sustainable development, social justice, and corporate accountability.