2016 – 2017 World in Focus Team
Hey everyone! My name is Natalie Chen and I am one of the Co-Founders of World in Focus. Ever since I was 11, I needed prescription glasses and the first time I got them, I was able to see things in a completely new way. Through WiF, I hope to provide the same opportunity to less-fortunate students in the GTA and I cannot wait to see what our team will achieve. Apart from fundraising, I also enjoy listening to Indie, laughing with my friends and trying new foods.
Hi everyone! My name is Grace Wu and I am one of the Co-founders of World in Focus. A picture is worth a thousand words. That’s a saying I never understood so vividly until I received my first pair of prescription glasses at the age of 9. Through this organization, I hope to ensure everyone has the opportunity to see the world clearly and I am thrilled to be working with a team of such passionate individuals to make this dream a reality! In my free time, you can find me binge-watching reality TV, painting, or making music playlists.
Hello all! My name is Stephanie Rico and I am the Head of Public Relations. I have always been inspired by youth movements to change the world and really hope I will be able to pursue a career in philanthropic work. I am sincerely looking forward to being a part of World in Focus’s executive team to witness first hand the kind of positive contributions we can make in our local and global communities. You should also know my favourite show ever is Orange is the New Black, my favourite vegetables/fruits are tomatoes and I would not be able to live without the Killers music.
Hi guys! My name is Caitlin Wong, or you can call me Cait, and I’m World in Focus’ Vice-Head of Public Relations. I am beyond excited to be a part of this meaningful organization that works towards educating others about the importance of preserving their eyesight and reaching out to those in need of our help. I hope to further develop my communication and leadership skills through this journey, and I am positive that together, we can make a difference in our community. In my free time, I love watching movies, YouTube videos, and hanging out with friends.
Hello! My name is Angela Yang and I am the head of Marketing. When I was ten, it became increasingly difficult to read the board at school. I didn’t think much of it, so I didn’t tell my parents and they didn’t notice. School became much more of a struggle, so I eventually ended up with glasses. I’ve been dealing with nearsightedness for more than six years, so I understand how difficult not being able to see without glasses is and how costly it is to purchase them. I love doing my part to make the community a better place and when I heard about World in Focus, I knew that this is the type of cause that I wanted to be part of.
Hey guys! My name is Amanda Guo and I am the Vice-Head of Marketing for World in Focus. Fortunately, I don’t need glasses – which in today’s world is pretty rare given the technology we have. That being said, I don’t have 20/20 vision either. It’s important to maintain eye-care while you’re still young and that’s what World in Focus is all about – building awareness for this cause. This year, I’m hoping to help more youth learn to take care of their eyes and raise funds for those who can’t afford it. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies or going out for bubble tea with friends.
Hello everyone, my name is Rolf Li and I am the head of finance for World in Focus. I have always looked for opportunities to apply my knowledge and my passion for finance, and World in Focus combines my love for finance and the difference that can be made in our communities. I have a strong understanding of the challenges that face those who need, yet cannot receive vision care, and working with the executive team for World in Focus will help us achieve assist those who need help. Some of my other passions and hobbies include watching hockey, playing video games, and reading.
Hey all!! I’m Chloe Wu and I’m World in Focus’ Head of Technology. From hours of binge-watching Korean drama and marathoning Harry Potter movies, I, like many others, do not have perfect vision. I may not know what it is like to have an ocular illness, but I have gained a lot of interest in this field throughout the summer when I went to a youth medical program at UofT. While I have this passion for philanthropy, most days, I’ll be watching medical dramas with a cat on my lap, munching on a bowl of ramen.