**✿❀  our team  ❀✿**

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helen ma

editor-in-chief

helen is editor-in-chief at wip, and senior at richmond high. she’s a big introvert, but relentlessly curious about people, nature, and new experiences - which has always drawn her to the tender world of art. you can typically find her getting lost in a book, tuning into a comedy podcast, or munching on a warm pineapple bao from the local chinese bakery. she also looves studio ghibli films and could spend a whole day watching everything from princess mononoke to whisper of the heart. in the future, she hopes to pursue something related to media, social justice, and business. she is thrilled to be working with the amazing wip team and community in growing the platform to endless new heights <3 

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jessica huang

founder & editorial director

jessica is the creator of wip and current editorial director. she’s 19 years old and is from vancouver, but is currently based in montreal to study life sciences at mcgill. jessica hopes to be in biotech, but finds the creativity of art and design to be the perfect escape from the technicality of science. deeply inspired by the multi-faceted drive and talent of her fellow creatives, she started wip to offer local youth a community to showcase their work and connect with like-minded creatives. she is a pretty typical aquarius (open to your interpretation). when jessica is not working on wip, she likes to thrift, take film photos, organize her spotify playlists, or go on an overthinking walk while listening to a politics/philsophy podcast.

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sydney bradford

staff director

sydney bradford is one of wip’s staff directors for this year and is located in new york city. she is a proud dropout and hopeful romantic bound to the beauties of vulnerability and resiliency. they are a vocal proponent of pursuing your passions and staying committed to growth (while accepting it is not linear). sydney’s prevalent passions are writing, photography, modeling, alliteration, videography, performing, and so on. her hobbies include researching, skateboarding, hiking, and gardening. you can find their portfolio and the No Guts, No Glory shop at www.noglory.co !

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julie lin

staff director

julie is in grade 11 at Lord Byng Secondary School, and is one of the staff directors for WIP this year. She loves to read, write, and dance, and considers stories, anime, and podcasts to be of utmost importance, sometimes against her better judgement. Other than her usual hobbies, Julie loves trying new things, and her year of online school was filled with everything from experimentalist music to balloon art and calligraphy. In the future, Julie wants to be a teacher, but still has no idea on what to teach. She is very excited to work together with everyone on the newest issue!

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claire allen

finance director

claire is going into her first year at the Daniels Faculty in the University of Toronto, and is very passionate about the arts in all their wonderful and inspiring forms. She loves music, drama, literature, poetry, and fine art, and when she is not obsessing over these, she spends her time cooking, baking, and hanging out with her two cats. Some small things that bring her joy in life include coffee, ice cream, stationery, thunderstorms, and trench coats. She is so excited to be joining the team at WIP and can’t wait to create some cool things!

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sophie yang

logistics director

sophie is  a senior in high school and the logistics director for wip this year.  her desire to reconcile the development of core skills alongside creativity led her to wip where she hopes to enrich herself and the people around her. she is a lover of stationery, matcha desserts, political-dramas and time-travel novels. in her free time, she can be found in various daydreams, internet rabbit holes, or writing.

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natalie hanada

pr director

natalie is a junior at terry fox secondary. she loves to try new things, from new foods to new hobbies. her latest obsession has been crocheting while listening to podcasts and drinking matcha chai lattes. when she does occasionally leave her house, natalie can be found drinking bubble tea, borrowing books from the library, or painting at the park with her friends. she isn’t sure what she wants from the future yet but she hopes to attend a local university and pursue a career that involves helping others. natalie is super excited to help wip grow it’s community and work with the fantastic team! ☆彡​

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michelle leung

marketing editor

michelle is a first year student studying business at sfu, with hopes of pursuing a career in marketing down the line. she is very excited that most restrictions have been lifted as she enjoys going on roadtrips and singing her heart out at concerts. michelle is thrilled to join wip as a marketing editor to create meaningful content that will bring other creative-minded individuals together. in her spare time, she enjoys exploring the city with friends, playing the guitar, thrifting, and finding the latest indie/r&b tracks.

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aneri vasavada

marketing editor

aneri is a dreamy pisces who is passionate about art, film, fashion, and loves reading books. She's the kind of person whom you'd find in the art store fussing over the right shade of blue and yellow, and the stranger in the YA section of a bookstore recommending you books. When she’s not cramming in high school or romanticizing her life, you may find her eating snacks and grooving to Mitski or Lorde. You may also find her trekking on Indian peaks and serving comedy and satire to her friends. She has recently retired from taking grainy pictures of wandering cats and taken up clicking pictures of the most random things (except herself).

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jaida sanada

social media manager

Jaida is a 17 year old IB student, currently living in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. She loves music, films, books, and is honestly just trying to live in the glory of the teenage years. When she isn't binge watching new shows, jaida is often found searching for new spots to take her friends, while eating an overpriced muffin with some arizona tea. She loves nature and tries to get out of the busy city the best she can. Jaida has lived in Japan, Canada, Singapore, and Malaysia, and hopes to attend university in Vancouver in the future!

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jaya guibert

i04 designer

jaya is a first year student at mcgill university and is joining the WIP creative design team! she is 18 years old and from pemberton, bc but currently living in montreal for school. she is in a general arts program and plans to specify her major next year. jaya enjoys school but is also super passionate about photography/film/design and finds inspiration through all aspects of her life. she spends her time thrifting, going out with friends, journaling when she remembers and searching for new music. 

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isabel gordy-ikegami

i04 designer

isabel is a fourth year student at mcgill university in East Asian Studies and Gender, Sexuality, Feminist & Social Justice Studies. She grew up in Vancouver, BC, attending countless concerts and scouring the local thrift stores with her closest friends. Isabel has experience in film photography and photo editing and is excited to further develop her photoshop skills through her position as an i04 designer. She’s a libra sun and a namkook bias who’s always down to make new friends!

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kathrin teh

i04 designer

kat is a third year student in the IDEA school of design at capilano. she loves anything and everything design/art related, and is currently a creative director at ghost keyboards. kat is super passionate about design and is thrilled to get to work with like-minded creatives at wip! basically raised on the internet, she can usually be found on twitch, though she has a wide array of juxtaposing hobbies including rock climbing, reading, and playing video games. her favourite colour is pink, and she loves finding small patches of happiness in the little things.

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tiffany au

i04 designer 

tiffany, is a creative person who loves all things fun and beautiful, and is very excited to join the WIP team for this term. currently, she is studying at simon fraser university’s school for the contemporary arts, with a major in dance and minor in publishing. they are particularly interested in the intersection of dance and visual design, and are always finding ways to see how both can be utilized. in her free time, tiffany can be found napping, binging kitchen nightmares or sipping on an iced oat milk latte. 

tiffany is based on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of the the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations (Vancouver, B.C.).

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