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!
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”.
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.
Director of Community Development
An undervalued necessity for the world’s population is the power of WOCDC’s Connect pillar. Through words, actions, or interactions, we embrace one another and add vibrancy and importance to our lives. I can’t wait to keep connecting with the inspiring WOCDC community.
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 Projects Coordinator
Hello! I’m Liz (she/her), a South Asian creative who is passionate about capturing the intersections of representation related to home and homemaking. WOCDC was the first community I felt a part of when I moved to Durham, and has allowed me to connect with other womxn.
Social Media Coordinator
Hey all! My name is Ellie and I’ve lived in Durham pretty much my whole life – I moved to Ajax from Toronto in 2001 and now reside in Whitby. I believe WOC should always feel like they belong, feel accepted, and be a part of something that celebrates who they are.
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.