McGill Chapter

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Yi Fei Tao


Hey everyone! I’m Yi Fei, one of the co-presidents of the McGill chapter of Heart4Heart. I’m originally from Ottawa, Ontario and I am currently in my final year in honours biochemistry at McGill. I spend most of my time doing research at my lab, hanging out with my friends, and cuddling with my foster cats. Being part of Heart4Heart throughout my undergrad has been such a rewarding experience, giving me the chance to connect with our wonderful exec team and raise awareness for the social disparity in healthcare. I’m looking forward to everything Heart4Heart will accomplish this year as we adjust to hybrid fundraising strategies, making a difference one child at a time.

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Sarah Beydoun


Hey loves, I’m Sarah, I’m in my third year doing my Honours in Anatomy and Cell Biology. I joined Heart4Heart because I wanted my efforts to change a child’s life! This is my third year working with the team and my first as Co-President (let’s go!!). In my free time I enjoy looking at cell samples, just kidding I don’t have free time <3 I’m from Beirut, Lebanon, where all the best food comes from - you’re welcome :) I speak 4 languages, I love cats but I’m allergic, also pineapple on pizza smacks. It’s such a delight to be working with the growing Heart4Heart exec team. Together, we’ll positively influence the McGill community and provide a child with the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

President of Montreal Chapter

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Diana McCorquodale

VP Finance

Hey everyone! My name is Diana and this is my first year on Heart4Heart! I’m originally from Burlington, Ontario and I’m in my third year studying biochemistry at McGill. I love travelling and going on adventures and just experiencing new things. I am so excited to be a part of Heart4Heart and work with my amazing fellow execs for such an important cause. Looking forward to a great year and hope you’ll all be a part of it!

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Dalia Puterman

VP Media

Hi! My name’s Dalia and I’m in my final year majoring in Sociology with a double minor in Anthropology and Communications. I was born in Toronto, grew up in Seattle, but am currently based in Vancouver, BC! I love music, hiking, travelling and pasta. Working with Heart4Heart has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had at McGill, being part of both an amazing organization and exec team. I’m super excited for this year and hope to see everyone soon!!

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Nil Mehrpouya

VP Events

Hi friends! I’m Nil and this is my second year as VP Events of Heart 4 Heart. I’m from the GTA/Iran and in my third year of Honours Neuroscience. In my free time, I like to read, binge Netflix (currently finishing Modern Family), or bake. This year, I look forward to helping address disparities in healthcare through (hopefully) a mix of in-person and virtual events. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Vera Lynn

VP External

Heya it’s Vera, the VP External! I’m majoring in Immunology and I joined H4H last year as a volunteer. Fun fact about me is that I can’t swim. I know how to float… but only facedown, so that’s not very helpful at all. I’m looking to meet new people this year that are enthusiastic about the same causes :) That’s it! Have a good day!!

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Zaina Jubili

Volunteer Coordinator

Hello! My name is Zaina Jubili and I am in my third year at McGill, studying Anatomy and Cell Biology. I am from Amman, Jordan but grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. A few of my favourite things to do are creating music playlists, trying out different recipes and travelling to new places. It is very rewarding to be involved in an organization that directly helps those affected by CHD while also raising awareness about this disease. I am very excited to be part of the Heart 4 Heart team as Volunteer Coordinator and I can’t wait to see what we will accomplish this year!

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Joao Pedro Ponce 

Volunteer Coordinator

Hi, my name is JP! I’m going into my third year of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Mcgill, minoring in Philosophy. Some of my passions include listening to (and playing) music, playing chess, watching thrillers, and discovering new accents (my fav is the Irish accent!!).  This will be my first year with H4H, and I am extremely excited to be this year’s Volunteer Coordinator along with my awesome friend Zaina. I think H4H has one of the most amazing and rewarding volunteer opportunities, and I’m so glad to be in close contact with our volunteers this year!

President of Montreal Chapter

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Michael Goldberg

VP Communications

Hi everyone! My name is Michael and I am thrilled to be the VP communications for Heart4Heart McGill! I am a third year student working towards my B.A in History and Geography, with a minor in Political Science. When I’m not busy raising awareness about Congenital Heart Disease, I like to run around Montreal (Parc Lafontaine is my favourite spot), canoe, and eat Crispy Minis. I am originally from Toronto, where my Australian labradoodle Simba still lives. I also have a pet hamster named Cashew.

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Hayley Yip

VP Internal

Hi everyone! I'm your VP Internal Hayley and this is my first year with Heart4Heart. I am in my second year at McGill studying Political Science and Sociology. I was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to Vancouver during high school. Some of my interests include cooking, baking and I find grocery shopping therapeutic, does anyone agree with me!! Some of my favourite shows include Spirited Away, Modern Family, Kim’s convenience, and a Japanese show called Legal High. I look forward to helping Heart4Heart and working with the amazing exec team.

President of Montreal Chapter

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Lara El-Zein

VP Fundraising

Hey everyone! My name is Lara and I’m a second year Psychology student! I am from Beirut, Lebanon, so yes you will catch me with ten thousand layers during the winter :,). Some things I love are books, puppies and Tim’s french vanilla (a blessing in the cold I must admit). I’m very excited to be part of H4H this year, and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing our cause!

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Peter Validakis

VP Fundraising

Hi everyone! My name is Peter and I am a U1 Finance student in the Faculty of Management. I grew up in Athens, went on to live in Copenhagen for five years and have now been living in Montreal for almost eight years. I’m extremely pleased to be part of this great initiative and work with such a dedicated team. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help children in need and raise awareness about congenital heart disease overall. I’m excited for what’s ahead and hope to get others to be part of our cause.