Bianca Cirella Bianca Cirella  is a M.A. candidate in the Public Policy and Administration Program at Ryerson University. She earned her B.A. in Politics and Governance at Ryerson. During the course of her undergraduate career she volunteered for several non-profit organizations on projects designed to enhance organizational effectiveness, served as Director of Communications for the Politics and Governance Students Association and was an intern for Ryerson’s Legal Research Centre. Her main areas of research interest are global security studies, development theory and indigenous justice.
Madeleine Finn  is currently undertaking a Master of Human Rights at the University of Sydney. She graduated with her Bachelor of International and Global Studies from the University of Sydney in 2012. She is passionate about efforts to alleviate poverty and excited to assist the Oceanic Chapter of ASAP with its first project.
Matthew_Hughsam_Headshot Matthew Hughsam is a third year student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program (Global Health Specialization) at McMaster University. As an intern with ASAP, he is working to support the development of the Chapter Network. Additionally, he serves as Research Assistant at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, the Global Strategy Lab at uOttawa, and the McMaster Health Forum Impact Lab. Matthew is passionate about applying academic research to address health and social inequities, and his interests revolve around health policy, knowledge translation, international law, and human rights.
maeve kennedy photo Maeve Kennedy has recently completed a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Development Studies (Development & Gender) at the University of Melbourne. She is passionate about social justice and sustainable development, with particular interests in social inclusion, gender equality, and sustainable, equitable food and trade systems. She currently works in agricultural policy in Melbourne, and is very excited to join the ASAP team as a Social Media Intern.
Hayley Hayley Tomkinson is currently in her third year of study at the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program at Western University. She is pursuing an Honors Specialization in Health Sciences and is interested health care reform that supports health equality. She is excited to contribute to ASAP’s mission in her role as Communications Intern.


Rozy Kumari holds a BA (Hons) and MA in Political Science and is currently pursuing her M. Phil degree from the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, and writing a dissertation on ‘Right to Food as a Basic Human Right.’ She is the National Research Coordinator for the Know Your Rights India Project and member of ASAP India. Her interests lie in areas of development ethics, global justice and human rights.


Chaitanya Singhania is a first year undergraduate at Yale College from New Delhi, India. He is excited to put his experience with education and sustainable development nonprofits to use as a Know Your Rights India intern. His interests include Gandhian thought, education reform, social reform movements and Latin, Greek and Sanskrit literature. He hopes to eventually return to India and play a small role in the poverty alleviation movement.


Noelia Belen Mendez Lagger has a Bachelor degree International Relations and a Masters in Philosophy by the Universidad of Salamanca. She has experience as a volunteer at the European Commission as well as Assistant Professor of Latin American Foreign Policy, while studying at the University Universidad Empresarial Siglo 21, Cordoba Argentina.
Miriam Roser Miriam Roser has an MSc in Nursing and is currently studying full-time for a Bsc in Environmental Science. Before going into this new field she has worked clinically as a nurse and as a research assistant in the area of migrant health care. Alleviating global poverty has since long been important to her and she is a member of givingwhatwecan.
Chiara Pittalis has a background in economics, and she holds a master degree in Economic Policy Evaluation & Planning. She has extensive research experience, both in the academic world (Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway) and the private sector. Over the years she has developed a keen interest in international development issues by volunteering for various NGOs in Ireland and through her professional experience as project manager in international development consulting companies.
Karpouzos Theodoros–Athanasios has a Bachelors in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and Finance from Athens University. He also was an Erasmus Student at Vienna University of Economics and Business, and he has been working in marketing, finance and administration with experience as a translator and website administrator.