Student Staff

Students helping each other in a finance and data lab

The BRIDGE proudly employs students in both work-study and co-op positions.

Our student are valued members of our team who create real-world solutions for industry and community partners, launch events, create innovative marketing and communications, support peer-to-peer learning, and much more.

Covering a range of academic areas, students from all academic disciplines are welcome to join our team. Students learn skills ranging from data analytics, software development, program evaluation, communications, operations, project management, equity & inclusion, and more.

Want to see your name on this page? Join our Team!

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Ali Rajabali

The BRIDGE Communications & Website Support Assistant
  • Past Co-op/Internship Roles: Marketing Intern at Canadian Turner Construction Company
  • Why did you choose The BRIDGE? The BRIDGE is UTSC's innovation and research hub. It helps students achieve their full potential and entrepreneurial goals. Being a part of the work that The BRIDGE does and having the opportunity in supporting various projects is very fulfilling. 
  • Fun fact: I am a Bollywood fusion/hip hop dancer and choreographer!

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Chenxu Wang

The BRIDGE Learning Objects Assistant

The BRIDGE Learning Objects Assistant 

  • Past Co-op/Internship Roles: This is my first co-op role. 
  • Why did you choose The BRIDGE? I choose the Bridge because it is being described as an innovative space and it is exactly the type of workplace that I hope to work in. I am excited to connect and grow with this team that shares the same values and goals as well as learning new skills in the future.
  • Fun fact: I love woodworking a lot as a hobby and I made a lot of interesting crafts using woods like a jewelry box and even a wooden sword! I enjoy the feeling of making consistent progress everyday toward something as well as the sense of accomplishment when I finally finish each project. 

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Vera-Ann Sackey

  • Past Co-op/Internship Roles: 

    • Fidelity Investments Canada - Student, Digital Media Specialist
    • Fidelity Investments Canada- Student, Advisor Sales
    • TD Bank Group- Global Delivery Operations Intern
  • Why did you choose The BRIDGE? I am inspired by The Bridge’s focus on innovative teaching and work-integrated learning. The Bridge provides a space for students and faculty innovators to gain a hands-on learning experience, so I am glad to be part of this team. Furthermore, as a Finance student, this position allows me to practice my knowledge of financial data tools.
  • Fun fact: I'm a big fan of the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine!

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Camilly Fuentes

The BRIDGE Student Assistant


  • Past Co-op/Internship Roles: Department of Management University of Toronto Scarborough, Marketing and Community Engagement Associate
  • Why did you choose The BRIDGE? I chose The BRIDGE because of its supportive and professional community. I like to explore the areas of Finance from outside a classroom while gaining valuable work experience before my first co-op term.
  • Fun Fact: I love to play volleyball and play the piano 

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Aaditya Samant

The BRIDGE Student Assistant
  • Past Co-op/Internship Roles: N/A
  • Why did you choose The BRIDGE? I saw that that BRIDGE was a state-of-the-art finance lab on campus with tech worth thousands of dollars. I chose to apply because opportunity will give me experience for the future, and more importantly - it sounded extremely fun!
  • Fun fact: I am a life long-suffering Arsenal F.C fan. 

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Oswin Hei Yin Ho

The BRIDGE Student Assistant
  • Past Co-op/Internship Roles: Financial Analyst (MOI & MCCSS)
  • Why did you choose The BRIDGE? As a final-year student, I would like to help more students to discover and make good use of The BRIDGE's resources. I believe that students can benefit from what The BRIDGE can offer, including the databases, software applications and even the study space.
  • Fun Fact: I broke my leg (and need to sit on a wheelchair) when I was 6 just because I went on the slide for too many time with my cousin. 

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Yunrong Liu

Data Scientist
  • Past Co-op/Internship Roles: IGG company, Quality Assurance
  • Why did you choose The BRIDGE? I have always wanted to work in my own school and apply my learnings from the classroom.
  • Fun fact: I have moved homes 4 times this year

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Like Wang

Full Stack Software Application & Web Developer
  • Past Co-op/Internship Roles: N/A
  • Why did you choose The BRIDGE? This is a friendly and supportive working environment that can assist students to achieve their goals.
  • Fun fact: My first name "Like" is actually my real name translated from Chinese.

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Yong Chen

Data Scientist
  • Past Co-op/Internship Roles: Sam's Club Walmart, Data Analyst
  • Why did you choose The BRIDGE? Personally, my future career plan is to be a Machine Learning Researcher/Engineer in the industry. Two key qualifications for this position are 1) knowing how to communicate and explain your ideas and thoughts and 2) exploring a path to achieve the goal, which are also the two main spirits for The BRIDGE -- "Research" and "Innovation". Beyond that, I'd like to have a deeper understanding of how companies and organizations connect their business with the data science world to modify their product and service. Overall, I believe that joining The BRIDGE can boarder my views on different fields and consolidate my skills for being my dream position. 
  • Fun fact: I eat more than I look like.

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Christina Bholaram

The BRIDGE Student Assistant
  • Past Co-op/Internship Roles: N/A
  • Why did you choose The BRIDGE? I chose The BRIDGE because of the environment, it is a lovely place to be in. Also, The BRIDGE is full of many opportunities to become involved in, which is why I wanted to become part of this team.
  • Fun fact: I love to watch and play basketball, and I was a part of my elementary and middle school team.

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Toluwanimi Adeyeri

Marketing Assistant
  • Past Co-op/Internship Roles: N/A
  • Why did you choose The BRIDGE? I was excited to contribute to AII in whatever way I could, which conveniently meant using the skills I thought were just for fun, for a greater purpose!
  • Fun fact: I love to play the ukulele :)