The Executive Team



Yumeng Fu

Hi everyone, my name is Yumeng and I am very excited to be one of the co-presidents of NSSA this year! I am looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces at our events throughout the school term. We have a lot of amazing ones planned out so feel free to stop by for some grub and say hi. A bit about myself: I’m finishing up my Bachelors this year at UofT (woohoo!) and I spent a year abroad in Germany on exchange last year. I spend my free time eating dessert and brunch (in no particular order) & enjoy having some fun and refuse to take life too seriously. I cannot wait to have a great year with all of you and hope to see you soon!


(Tina) Ying Ti Lee

Hi! I’m Tina, your NSSA co-president. I am in my fourth and final year doing a double major in Nutritional Sciences and Pharmacology and a minor in Psychology. In addition to being in NSSA, I am also a volunteer at SickKids Hospital. My interest in nutrition stems from goals to maintain healthy lifestyle. When I’m not too busy with school and work, I try to spread my time among cooking, baking, exercising, and having fun with friends. I hope to meet and have fun with everybody at our events!

Vice President

Rebecca Ng

Hi, my name is Rebecca and I’ll be your VP for NSSA this year! I am going into my third year and doing a double major in Nutritional Sciences and Global Health. I’ve always been interested in nutrition, and I’m so glad to be integrating it into my undergrad. Thankfully, there are so many cool and practical ways to learn about nutrition at UofT! I am currently performing a research project on probiotics. I’m always free to talk about nutrition, possible event ideas, or about food in Toronto!

Outreach Coordinator

Alena Ng

Hi! My name is Alena, and I’m the Outreach Coordinator for the 2016/2017 school year. I’m in my last year of studies at U of T, double majoring in Nutritional Sciences and Human Biology (Health & Disease). My position with the NSSA involves planning the cooking classes, liasing with other clubs and community groups that might be interested in collaborating with the NSSA, and keeping students updated on opportunities to get involved with community organizations (join our Facebook group to be in the know!). When I’m not doing that, I can be found snuggling a cat or eating all the vegan food. If you are an external group looking to get involved with us, or are a student wondering how to gain extracurricular experience in nutrition, feel free to drop me a line!


Shahen Yashpal

Hey, my name is Shahen and as a student entering their final year at U of T, I’m looking forward to spreading the word across campus that healthy eating isn’t boring eating. Be sure to check out the NSSA’s social media for my updates on fresh meal ideas. In my limited free time, I enjoy curating music and going for runs along the waterfront. This year’s executive team is a friendly bunch and they have put together an exciting list of events so come check us out! (There’s always free food so why not?).

Social Coordinator

Brina Alsmeyer

My name is Brina, and I’m going into my third year here at U of T. In my free time I love to play volleyball, pet my cat, practice photography, travel, and hike. Eating healthy and being active is a huge part of my life and I can’t wait to share my passion with all of you this upcoming year!

ASSU/MSSU Representative

Laura Vergeer

My name is Laura and I’m very excited to be the new ASSU/MSSU Rep! I’m a fourth-year student majoring in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Science. I’m taking plenty of nutrition courses this year and doing research in food policy; I’d be happy to chat with you about NFS courses or how to become involved in research within the Department. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, strength training, skiing and reading. I’m looking forward to working with the NSSA Exec Team this year and I hope to meet you at one of our upcoming events!

4th Year Representatives

Cassie Chan

Steven Choi

My name is Steven and I will serving as one of the 4th year representatives in the upcoming year. I am currently studying Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences, and my interest largely lies on the relationship between nutrition and exercise performance, as well as on the effects of nutrition in neurocognitive disorders. Unfortunately, nutritional science student community is relatively small despite its fascinating areas of research and immense scientific applications. With that in mind, I am excited to be a part of this initiative to promote a tighter and larger nutritional science student community.

3rd Year Representatives

Sabrina Ayoub-Charette

I’m Sabrina, this year’s third year representative. I will be the one to let you know of all the fun events happening with the NSSA. You can generally find me around campus reading while waiting for class. If you see me around, feel free to start a discussion and make a new friend!

Jasmine Chopra

Hey everyone! My name is Jasmine and I am a 3rd year representative for the 2016-2017 school year. I am currently studying Nutritional Sciences and Pharmacology and Toxicology. My position involves letting my fellow 3rd year peers know of NSSA’s upcoming events as well as acting as a liaison between the two. In my free time, I like to read, watch movies, and eat desert (my favourite is cheesecake). I am happy to talk about NFS courses and getting involved in research. I am very excited to be a part of the executive team this year and cannot wait to meet you all.

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