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Emily Mao (she/her)

Co-President

Emily is a second-year Psychology student who sees poetry writing as a magical way to get along with herself and the world. She hopes to build an inclusive and loving slam community, and to make more and more writers’ stories heard, just like how UBC Slam Poetry helped her find her voice. Other than poetry, Emily loves books, watching films, bullet-journaling, and croissants.

Ananya Aravindan (she/her)

Co-President

Ananya is a second year arts student who loves travelling, books and chocolate. She speaks three languages but still prefers to communicate through poetry whenever possible. This year, she is excited to take on the role of co-president and help organize some fantastic events!

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Joseph Lyons (he/him)

Vice-President

Joseph Lyons is a third-year student studying Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management at the UBC Sauder School of Business. In his spare time, Joseph loves cooking (and maybe also a bit of poetry). Among his favourite animals are giraffes and possums. Having been adopted as UBC Slam Poetry’s Treasurer last year, he hopes to continue contributing to the club’s positive and welcoming community as one of this year’s Vice Presidents.Amanda takes care of the email, Facebook, and Instagram accounts for UBC Slam Poetry. She also organizes collaborations with other clubs. She takes care of boothing, merch, and responding to requests. During Slam Nights, Amanda is available to talk to anyone feeling triggered, anyone interested in getting more information about UBC Slam Poetry, or just to say hi!

Nicole Ebbutt (she/her)

Vice-President

Nicole is a third year honours Speech Science and Applied Animal Biology student who has a love for all creatures and the arts. She was the Operations and Logistics Manager last year and as the Co-Vice-President Slam this year, she hopes to continue fostering UBC Slam’s supportive and collaborative environment even as events move online. She is so grateful to have been adopted by the incredibly caring UBC Slamily and can’t wait to meet more people and create more projects. In Nicole’s spare time, she enjoys playing with her dogs, reading, cooking, going critter spotting, and drinking bubble tea.

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Jenny Xu (she/her)

Treasurer

Jenny's a third-year English major who attended her first slam a year ago and hasn’t missed one since. She loves how UBC Slam Poetry helped her find her voice, something she didn’t realize she had lost. She's pretty opinionated but she likes to make friends. She's also a little too loud sometimes but hey, it's better than being too quiet, right?

 Anshnoor Kaur (she/her)

Media & Marketing

Anshnoor is a second year economics student. She loves to read, write, and dream. She writes poetry, mostly for herself, and has only recently started sharing it with the world. She thinks there is no right way to interpret a poem, and the certain vagueness is what  enables individual interpretation and helps the reader make the most of it!

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Shyla Gheek (she/her)

Media & Marketing

Hi, I’m Shyla. I’m a second year student hoping to major in International Relations. Started as scribbles in my notebooks, my overthinking slowly turned into poetry. I’m a published compiler, currently working on my own poetry debut collection.

Katelyn Snell (they/them)

Media & Marketing

Katelyn is a second year student in the Media Studies program with a love for the performing arts. Their poem, “Fever Dream” is published in the Poetry Institute of Canada’s Tales by Twilight, and their short story “Project Goldfish” is published in the anthology Voyages Through Time. Additionally, their short work “The Only Difference” was short-listed for the First Page student writing competition at the CBC. Outside of reading poetry, they enjoy writing musicals and podcasts, chasing stray cats, and playing board games.

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Anthea Yip (she/her)

Outreach Coordinator

Hello! I’m Anthea , I’m an artist and poet. I’m a UBC second year Visual Arts and Psychology student.  Through my writing,  I feel a space of freedom open up within me, a space of radical self-acceptance that has taught me how to love myself and others.