RED Zone Student Ambassadors 2017

Meet the team! York’s RED Zone is staffed by a diverse team of student leaders who are generally referred to as RED Zone Student Ambassadors.

All Ambassadors are middle to upper year students who have distinguished themselves through involvement on campus. Their involvement ranges broadly from student government and residence life to athletics and student clubs and organizations.

If you have a particular interest you would like to get involved with on campus, a particular service that you are looking to get more info on, or any general questions you may have you could ask a RED Zone Student Ambassador. All members of the RED Zone have undergone extensive training. If they do not have direct experience with a particular student service, they have either learned about it in their training or have the resources available to find out about it.

Above all else, RED Zone Student Ambassadors have dedicated themselves to helping orient other students to York University.

Meet the 2017 RED Zone Student Ambassadors!!

Althea Parala

My name is Althea, and I’m going into my 4th year of Psychology. I’m Filipino but grew up in Toronto (woo!). I love watching sunsets, singing obnoxiously loud on road trips, exploring new places,  food(spontaneously of course), filling my life with “movie moments”, petting dogs, and I have an unhealthy obsession with potatoes. If I’m not at RED Zone, you can catch me at Calumet College Council!

Favourite Quote: "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire"

College Affiliation: Calumet

Favourite Thing about York U: The diverse people I’ve met who inspire and challenge me


Hannah Seno Villa

I’m Hannah and I’m a Biology student going into my third year. This year, I am beyond excited to meet everyone at the RED Zone. I love conversations that revolve around vulnerability, mental health, self-care, tom yum soup, bubble tea, and everything in between!  

Favourite Quote: "Heart focus determines perspective"

College Affiliation: Bethune

Favourite Thing About York U: I get to be a Biology major, learn , and I get to engage with the diversity at York. I even met great friends from different fields and different programs. 


Jasmine Francis

My name is Jasmine and I have a major in psychology and a minor in business. I will be entering my fourth year in September. I was born and raised in Hamilton, ON Canada, but my background is Dominican (dom-e-knee-can) and Grenadian ! Before I was a RED Zone Ambassador I was an executive member on the Caribbean Students Association board. I love to dance, anything from tap dancing, hip hop, to traditional Caribbean folk dance ! I love to read, i’m obsessed with makeup , and i’m a soca junkie/ lover of 90’s R&B!

Favourite Quote: "People may forget what you said , people will forget you did but people will never forget how you made them feel" - Maya Angelou

College Affiliation: Calumet

Favourite Thing about York U: Multicultural Week !


Michael Petruzzelli

 My name is Michael and I am one of your RED Zone ambassadors for the 2017-2018 year! I am also the Vice President of Social and Cultural Affairs at Winters College so come check out some of my events! I am a second year Film Production Student. I love writing, eating, and spending time with my friends and family. You can find me at RED Zone this year or wandering the halls of Winters College. I'm super excited to be a mentor, guide or even a friend to you all this year.

Favourite Quote: "Follow your inner moonlight, don't hide the madness" - Allen Ginsberg

College Affiliation: Winters

Favourite Thing About York U: The loving, diverse set of inclusive communities.


Shelby Crawford

My name is Shelby and I am currently going into my fifth year completing my Bachelor of Social Work degree. I grew up in rural ontario and am in love with country music. I also love swimming and completing running races currently I have completed two half marathons (going to try and complete my 3rd in the fall). I also am an adrenaline junkie, I’ve been both skydiving and bungee jumping. You can find me trying to complete my goal list throughout the school year.

Favourite Quote: “Sometimes the things you are most afraid of in life are the things you have to overcome” - Chasing Liberty

College Affiliation: Vanier

Favourite Thing about York U:  There is such a community here. I remember the first time I came on campus and I fell in love with everything and how cultural our community is.




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