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Alumni Relations and the Career Centre bring you Q & As with alumni that provide an inside look at their careers and how their time at Ryerson has influenced their professions. 

Mia Saadon

Psychology ’12
Music Therapist
Canada Music Therapy Fund, Music Therapy Centre

Stefania Palmeri

Nutrition and Food ’10, M.H.Sc. Nutrition Communication ’12
Registered Dietitian at The Medcan Clinic,
Scarborough Health Network
Owner, Palmeri Nutrition Consulting

Alicia De Four

Radio and Television Arts ’14
Associate Producer, IGP Productions

Chris Binet

Fashion Communications ’08
Founder & Chief Strategist, Blend PR

Dean Mazzariol

Founder, SPC Student Price Card Ltd.

Sanaz Riahi

Nursing ’03
Vice President, Practice, Academics and Chief Nursing Executive at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Sharon Avery

President & CEO, Toronto Foundation

Tendisai Cromwell

Master of Journalism ’13
Executive Director, Regent Park Film Festival

Jocelyn Bell

Journalism ’00
Editor/Publisher, The United Church Observer

Kelly Atyeo-Fick

Nutrition Communication (MHSc) ’11
Founder and Co-Owner, LiveWell Marketing

David Kwok

Business Management, Marketing Management ’15
Entrepreneurship Manager, YSpace Markham at York University

Andrew Wagar

Business Management, Marketing Management ’05
President & CEO, Swerve PR

Lucas Ford

Image Arts ’15
Producer, Ford Films Inc.

Ganesh Thavarajah

Business Management, Marketing Management ’17
Manager of Programs, York Region Arts Council
Founder, Ryerson Entertainment Conference

Ryan Porter

Journalism ’03
Freelance Journalist
Associate Editor, Quill & Quire

Stacie Brockman

Journalism ’12
Co-Founder, Métier Creative

Karen Moore

Radio and Television Arts '07
TV Writer/Producer

Roger Marszalek

Aerospace Engineering ’07, MBA ’08
Manager, Marketing, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America, Inc.

Brian Millado

English ’15
Coordinator, Community Engagement
University of Toronto Scarborough

Hannah Van Dyk

Arts and Contemporary Studies '16
Western Canada Key Relationship Manager,
EduDeo Ministries

Brent Harris

Master of Spatial Analysis '09
Regional Epidemiologist,
BC Observatory for Population and Public Health,
BC Centre for Disease Control

Mahmoud Shoblaq

Occupational and Public Health '12
Compliance, Logistics in Motion Inc.

Portia Favro

Journalism ‘12
Producer, Choreographer, Teacher + Professional Dance Artist and Digital Strategist
Portia Favro Productions

Talia Ricci

Journalism ‘12
Reporter at CBC Toronto

Dennis Yip

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering ‘08
Senior Project Manager at CBRE Limited

Kimberly Halkett

Journalism ‘92
White House Correspondent
Al Jazeera Media Network

Michael Stallone

Business Technology Management '14
Director, Application Development
ARI Fleet Management

Sully Syed

Computer Science '05
Director, Media Technology
Canadian Football League

Elis Halenko

Nutrition and Food ‘10
Founder and CEO
Halenko Creative Agency

Jaclyn Patterson

Fashion Communication ‘15
Co-Founder and Creative Director

Charles Tam

Ted Rogers MBA ‘16
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Edwards Lifesciences (Canada) Inc.

Angela Wallace

Arts and Contemporary Studies ‘08
Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
Koru Distribution

Ilaneet Goren

Social Work '07
Manager, Community Development and Training
Harmony Movement

Jessica Blaine Smith

Image Arts '03
Primary Photographer, JBSmith Photography

Archna Patel

Nursing '06
Clinical Practice Leader, Humber River Hospital