Founder and Co-Director
Amanda is a youth tech educator based in Toronto, Canada, and a graduate of Ryerson University’s New Media program. She is an advocate for technological education among youth, and has an interest in global education and non-for-profits . Through being a summer “Entrepreneurial Zone Participant” at Ryerson Univesity’s Zone Learning and having volunteered at the TIFF DigiPlaySpace, she has learned to blend her passion for art, technology and working with youth to launch Maker Tech School. Amanda is also an Ontario Starter Company recipient, a grant program that helped her kick off Maker Tech School.
Amanda was also a former operations lead at Ladies Learning Code and was the Educational Outreach Coordinator for Ryerson University’s 2016 New Media art show. She also loves to travel, on which she has volunteered as an English and yoga teacher in Mexico, and has also taught at iD Tech Camps in California. She also enjoys arts and crafts, baking and practicing yoga.
Marketing Manager and Co-Director
Nasreen loves to tell stories through the use of technology in the world of advertising and digital media. She has a passion for entrepreneurship and technology among youth, and is currently completing a degree in Marketing and Global Management at Ryerson University. She has mentored at Ladies Learning Code, focusing on their entrepreneurship for girls programs, as well as their regular kids programs. Nasreen was also a former content marketing intern at Urban Adventures Toronto, on which she experienced the opportunity to travel to Southeast Asia to be part of a promotional film shoot and took the role as a tour photographer. Aside from travelling, she also loves to listen to music, watch Netflix and always has an eye out for the latest Leafs score.
Writer and Blogger
As a freelance writer, Milica spends most of her time cooped up in her cavern playing with words to engage her readers. She graduated from York University with a degree in Criminology and Political Science, and is currently enrolled in the Digital Journalism certificate program at the University of Toronto. Milica has also taken digital marketing and coding courses at Bitmaker Labs. Although she is based in Toronto, publications she has written for are based in Canada, the UK and the USA, and they include Niume, Enthusiast Gaming, Lucid9 and The Theatre Reader. When she's not freelancing, she's either channelling her inner bookworm, musician or nature lover.
Marissa is a Grade 11 student at St. Brother Andre. She has taken many technology and business related courses, in which she showed strong skills and an interest to pursue in the future. Marissa has also supervised kids during recess and snack time at her elementary school, and was a former babysitter.
She hopes to pursue her passion for graphic design through studying at a university or college in Toronto, as well as studying abroad in Germany.