Meet the Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER

Manvi is an MSc candidate in Public Health & Health Systems with a research focus on climate-related health risks, a published scientific researcher and a guest lecturer on Environmental Racism and Justice. She was recently an expert reviewer on the Federal government report on climate change & health.
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manvibhalla
Instagram: Instagram.com/mbhallaa
Twitter: twitter.com/manvibhalla

MANVI BHALLA

SECRETARY

Janaya is a co-founder of Shake Up the Establishment and a member of the Board of Directors. She has her BA in Art History from the University of Guelph. Currently studying to be a teacher, she hopes to bring the same SUTE-inspired passion and energy to the classroom.

JANAYA CAMPBELL

TREASURER

As President and founding member of Shake Up the Establishment (SUTE), Manvi supervises the content and direction on all SUTE platforms, with the help and collaborative input of team leaders. From setting organizational goals to trusting her vision when developing and hiring team members, SUTE would not be the collective it is today without Manvi. 

DR. KOMIL BHALLA

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

CHRISTINA 
DI CARLO
Head of Research
JOHN O'CONNOR
Head of Media and Design
SAMANTHA CASEY
Head of Funding and Outreach

RESEARCH TEAM

SCIENCE 

Our Science Team works diligently and collaboratively to research and provide factual reports on the ever-changing global climate crisis. Their work supports the development of educational resources and keeps our Learning Centre up to date. Find the team’s recent fact-based articles here.

ROSE
​DUNCAN
Science Team Lead
AIDAN MALONEY
Science Content Researcher
ISAAC BELL
Science Content Researcher
HOLLY GIACOMODONATO
Science Content Researcher

POLITICS 

Department Head Christina Di Carlo leads the conscientious change-makers who make up our Politics Team. This active team works tirelessly to keep you updated on all things concerning climate in the Canadian political space. By maintaining a non-partisan stance, their work aims to help keep voters informed while holding politicians accountable for their platforms and actions. Read some of their work here

NICK NESBITT
Politics Team Lead
ANNA HUSCHKA
Political Content Researcher
RACHEL
HOWLETT
Political Content Researcher
MEAGAN
PARMASSAR
Political Content Researcher

MEDIA & DESIGN TEAM

Our Media and Design Team is responsible for keeping you up to date and informed on all social platforms. Led by John O'Connor, this creative group consistently provides accessible, inclusive, and aesthetic content to help disseminate all things climate science.

Check it out on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook! Send them an email here.

​THOMAS BREAULT
Social Media Lead
JASMINE MCRORIE
Media Content Designer
MARY DADA
Media Content Designer
ALENA BLANES
Media Content Designer
UDESHI
​SENEVIRATNE
Media Content Designer

FUNDING AND OUTREACH TEAM

Lead by the effervescent Sam Casey, SUTE’s Funding and Outreach team develops and maintains our community partnerships, while ensuring SUTE has the resources necessary to continue our mission. From grant writing and community fundraisers to creating partnerships with multi-national organizations, these women work diligently for us and the climate. You can support their work here.

STEPHANIE ROSEN
Outreach Team Lead
AMAL ZEIDAN
Outreach Coordinator
MEGAN ALLEN
Outreach Coordinator

Board of Directors

Manvi Bhalla 

Janaya Campbell

Komil Bhalla

Founding Members

Manvi Bhalla 

Janaya Campbell

Taro Halfnight

Cameron Fioret

About Us

Shake Up The Establishment is a youth-led, registered (#1190975-4) national non-partisan non-profit organization that operates within the geographical confines of what is currently known as "Canada", but what is referred to by its First Peoples, as Turtle Island. Indigenous peoples have inhabited Turtle Island for over 10,000 years, and were the sole inhabitants less than 500 years ago. We acknowledge that our address resides on Treaty 3 land, and is the traditional territory of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas Peoples. Turtle Island is still home to many Indigenous peoples and we at SUTE are thankful to be able to live, learn and work on this territory, whilst continuing to create meaningful change for the climate justice movement. We are aware that our actions as an organization and the work we put out have an impact on our land, and on all that inhabit it. We are humbled to be able to follow the lead of centuries long Indigenous-led efforts towards the protection and stewardship of this land and the people that inhabit it. We are committed to continually evaluating & decolonizing our practices, and we do our best to incorporate the lived experiences of the land defenders and protectors within our work. We also want to honour the voices of Black, and non-Black people of colour within our work, and continually recognize their resiliency in the face of years of systemic oppression as imposed by the Canadian state.

 

Our enterprise is inclusive of all folx who call the geographical confines of what is currently known as Canada, home, and we celebrate the horizontal learning that comes from our diverse identities. As an organization, we will try our utmost best to ensure that only individuals with lived experiences are speaking on behalf of their communities, while still recognizing that Black, Indigenous and communities of colour as well as the LGBTQ2S+ community, are not a monolith. We firmly believe in accountability, and commit to being as transparent as possible in our activism space; to research our topics well, support and centre community care, and minimize any harm, no matter the intent. We have strict policies and procedures to uphold these tenets, and update these on a yearly (or as-needed) basis.

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