Meet The Team
I’m Brianna Nelson and I am the Founder and Executive Director of WOCDC. In my personal life, I am a black womxn who enjoys good food, design, music and anime. In my professional life i am a community builder and youth engagement specialist.
Director of Operations
I’m a quirky tea lover who uses my environmental interests to create sustainable, equitable and liveable communities. I’m currently doing my masters, I’ve worked for the UN and have a goal to visit 30 countries before 30. I’m halfway there!
Grant and Fundraising Coordinator
Taanishi my friends, my name is Meagan. I lived the first 20 years of my life in northern Durham and loved every second of it! I am a proud Métis women who serves to educate others on Indigenous culture and struggles with empathy as the core of these teachings.
Director of Research & Innovation
I am the Research and Policy Coordinator at WOCDC. I have lived in Durham for many years. Building community is essential to me – there is a unique and special kind of power that is generated when we get together and “connect”.
Data Storyteller and Researcher
Hi, I’m Riyal I’m a User Experience Designer and WOCDC’s storyteller & researcher, When I’m not designing for web accessibility, I experiment with VR/AR art, binge-watch videos on zoning lewe, and feed the song sparrows that visit my balcony.
Director of Community Development
I’ve had the pleasure of calling Ajax my home for almost my entire life. No matter how far life takes me, I always find myself gravitating back to this community. I have a passion for inclusion, physical literacy, and learning about the lifelong journey of self-care & healing.
Hello! My name is Alejandra, and Ajax has been my home for over a decade. Books, good food & binge worthy television shows bring me joy. I think it’s important to build up the community you live in & my goal is to help as many people as I can in my lifetime.
Creating a safe space for WoC in Durham Region is my goal as it allows us to feel more comfortable navigating our everyday lives. This then provides space for the Womxn in our community to create for themselves so they can feel empowered.
Marketing and Communications
Graphic Design and Content Coordinator
Hey all, it’s Mujneen. Durham is ‘home’ for me – quiet streets, small town vibes, one road to take you from start to finish. I think building a community is really all about building meaningful connections and ultimately, “togetherness”.
Creative Content Producer
Hi everyone! My name is Trish. I’m currently pursuing a double masters and many of my interests lie in the business world. But being a part of that world inspired me to campaign for women’s rights within the corporate environment, especially WoC.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Hi there, I’m Sajal and I moved to Whitby back in 2010 after immigrating to Canada from Pakistan and I’ve been here ever since. It’s about time that BIWoC in Durham get access to a community that celebrates and acknowledges them. I think it’s about time.