Board of Directors

SFPIRG is an independent, student-run and student-funded society. To ensure that our work reflects the ideas and values of the student community at SFU with whom we work, SFPIRG is managed by a student-directed Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is charged with guiding the direction, vision, and growth of SFPIRG. The current Board of Directors’ term started in May 2022 and will end at the end of April 2023. See below to learn more about our Directors!

Interested in joining our Board of Directors? Our nominations period will be open again in the Spring of 2023.

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Gurleen Aujla

Gurleen is an undergraduate student pursuing her studies in Business, Philosophy and the Law at Simon Fraser University. Her goal is to make positive changes in the local community, the country, and the world, specifically in areas of mental health awareness, gender equity and access to justice. She is currently an ESG Analyst for the Beedie Endowment Asset Fund, a club member of SFU350 and has been a member of the Richmond Food Bank Board of Directors since 2019. She was born and raised in Richmond, as a guest on the unceded, ancestral, and sacred territory of the sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Kwantlen, Stz’uminus, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. Gurleen spends her spare time with her little sister, exploring the city, or with her nose in a book.


Anita Shen 沈霁 (they/他)

A squatter since childhood on the stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and sel̓íl̓witulh nations, Anita’s ancestors come from three long-colonized cultures. They are proudly queer, mixed-race, and a former youth in government care. They are a student, activist, and educator with a passion for learning through play. At SFU, they are the councillor for the Indigenous Studies Student Union, a member of the Out On Campus collective, a member of the Disability and Neurodiversity Alliance, and president of poetry club.

Clarissa Ramos

My name is Clarissa Ramos (she/her) and I am committed to becoming more educated about various issues by listening to and learning from others. I believe that it is important to be informed about what goes on in our ever-changing world and to raise awareness for environmental and social justice issues, regardless of whether or not they affect us directly. I value inclusivity and accessibility and strive to find ways to make education more inclusive and accessible to all.

Tuleen Awad



Yalda Tavakkoli

I come from a country with lots of social and environmental issues and filled with people and especially hardworking young peoples who are willing to change that forever. Me being one of them, I have tried to take part in various activities in order to change my own perspective, if not others, towards the many causes of social  injustice. To me, helping always meant to make someone feel better than before and to add a  small amount of positivity to their life. Every day we get more trapped in our own  individual world, forgetting that the smallest action from us might change someone’s life forever. Being on the SFPIRG Board would be my way of finding and creating a way to  that. 

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