EASI Welcomes 2022 Summer and Co-op Students

Sent on behalf of Cathy Eberts

Dear EASI staff,

I am happy to introduce to you the 2022 summer and co-op students Anthony, Jamal, Gordon, Amy, Yuwei and Simona who joined EASI in May. Please read their brief bios below to find out more and join me in welcoming them to the EASI team!

Headshot of Anthony Didiano Anthony Didiano joined the Digital Workplace team as a summer student to help with the Intune Migration project. He is studying forensic sciences in his third year at UTM, and he hopes to get into forensic toxicology or microbiology.

He is thankful for the opportunity to work for the University and gain experience in the workplace.

headshot of Jamal Elkouka Jamal Elkouka joined the User Experience team as a summer student. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree, entering his second and final year specializing in User Experience Design at the University of Toronto. In his free time, Jamal likes to engage in his interests and hobbies alongside exploring new ones. He loves taking the time to learn musical instruments, as well as occasionally play video games.

When it comes to user experience, he loves taking on new projects in different realms as it always keeps things fresh. He is always excited to tackle new projects and new problems to find the most creative and innovative way of solving them.

Jamal looks forward to meeting and working with everyone.

Headshot of Amy Li Amy Li joined the Enterprise Shared Services & Digital Workplace team as a summer student. She graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design from the Toronto Metropolitan University, where she developed sensitivity in designing for the human experience. Her interest soon expanded from designing for the physical to the digital. To pursue this interest, she is currently studying in the Master of Information program at the University of Toronto, where she focuses on user experience design and human-centred data science. Overall, Amy is passionate about the intersection of design, data, and technology.

In her free time, Amy enjoys cats, kendo, and trying to climb things (physically and metaphorically).

headshot of Gordon Ma Gordon Ma joined the Digital Workplace’s Intune Migration project as a summer student after three years with the Information Commons Help Desk, where he provided IT support.

In 2021, he completed a Master of Information in Library & Information Science and Archives & Records Management at the Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto.

headshot of Yuwei Jiang Yuwei (pronounced yoo-wey) Jiang is a Master of Information Student within iSchool, where she is currently pursuing a degree in user experience design with a strong interest in information management. She comes to EASI as a summer co-op student with strong skills in project coordination, research, user experience design and innovation.

Yuwei has been hired for a Project Coordinator role within the Salesforce Student Success Advising Service project that is currently underway within NGSIS. She will be a part of the Client Services Team within SIS reporting to Rodney Branch. She is hoping to develop a career in project management that facilitates team projects and delivers client-centered services.

Outside of her career and study, Yuwei enjoys kayaking, indoor climbing, painting during the summer, and snowboarding during the winter!

Headshot Simona Montolova Simona Montolova joined the Reporting & Analytics Technology team as a co-op student.  She is passionate about the Information Technology industry and happy to have the chance to turn it into her career. She is a recent graduate of the Computer Systems Technician – Networking Diploma program at Centennial College. Simona has a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Bulgarian Language and Semiotics. Her goal is to further expand the professional skills that would enable her to best contribute to her team and lead her to professional development.

Outside of the office, Simona loves spending time with her family, especially with her eight-year-old son. She Loves walks, being around nature, and reading books. She is also interested in spiritual awakening and developing a positive mindset.