We are currently recruiting for volunteers to be on the team as reviewer for the foundation ! 

Meet The Team

Disha Bisto

Founder & CEO

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Disha Bisto was born and raised in Mauritius. She moved to New Brunswick to actively engage in personal and professional growth. She obtained a BSc. in Chemical Engineering, during which she was involved in activities to promote environmental sustainability and inclusivity.

 

Disha is an optimist who is interested in multidisciplinary problem-solving and innovation. She enjoys a systematic approach of looking at challenges, to define sustainable solutions.

As an international student, she was exposed to the challenges that written and spoken communication barriers can create, especially in terms of academic and professional progress. During her academic journey, her friends and colleagues would frequently review each other’s written documents. This represented a safe community of caring, reliable and objective people who happily engaged in boosting the progress of others. Consequently, she decided to create this foundation in hopes to mirror this safe community, reachable across borders, where qualified volunteers can help individuals in their personal and professional journeys.

 

Jiwon Jeong

Members' Coordinator

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Jiwon Jeong is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She immigrated to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2006. Her education background is Bachelor of Science, concentration in Parasitology & Marine Biology.

As a student, she had always wanted a peer-reviewing resource such as the Written Support Ecrit SB Foundation. With such a wish, she decided to join this organization to help make a global platform for students that is both accessible and dependable. She is very excited to help recruit volunteer reviewers and Board of Members, who can make dynamic impacts towards individuals in need for literacy help. As an once-ESL student and an avid volunteer, fostering the love for literacy has always been a personal journey for her, as well as spreading the awareness and compassion for successful learning.

She also loves bird watching. After one ornithology class in university, she was forever-hooked. She is also into painting (watercolour/acrylic), playing guitar, and reading while listening to some classical, because that’s the best way to de-stress !

Yamen Alshababe

Treasurer

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Yamen is from Jordan. He has a diploma in Accounting Information Systems (AIS) and a Bachelor in Accounting. He has a total of 10 years experience in finance and accounting, administration, programmes and project control in many sectors such as banking, food and not-for- profit.

He joined the Written Support Ecrit SB foundation as it has an excellent purpose, vision, and values that aim to create a safe online community around the globe and support individuals in many aspects such as study and work regardless of their language abilities, educational background, and country of residence.

He likes to play and watch football. He is a big fan of Manchester United. Yamen likes to read books and engage charity work.

Hillary Nguyen

Creative Lead

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Hillary Nguyen is originally from Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. She moved with her family to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2011. She has graduated from college in 2017 with a Foundation of Visual Arts Certificate as well as a Bachelor of Applied Arts.

 

Throughout her life, Hillary has always been fascinated by images and how the world is represented through the eyes of others. Naturally, she was drawn to photography and visual arts. The interest was cultivated during her last year of high school and further developed when she opted to take her Graphic Design course at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. 

Giving back and volunteering is a significant part of her personal values which she has been always trying to work on constantly as part of her self-development, and she is very delighted to see the Written Support Ecrit SB Foundation values education and inclusion and goes above and beyond to support learners, especially youth. She is well-equipped to fulfill the requirements and duties of the position as a Creative Lead, knowing that she is helping to make a difference in the community through her work here.

Alpha Behera

Secretary

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Alpha was born and brought up in India. She completed a BTech in Electrical Engineering in India, an MSc. in Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire in UK, an MEng in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of New Brunswick in Canada. She is the co-founder, VP and Chief Technology Officer of Pique Analytics Inc. Her expertise is in the Clean Energy and Smart grid Technologies. 

 

While travelling and studying in India, UK and Canada, where official language is English, she came across different styles and adaptation of the English language . She also found significant differences in the format of assignments, resume, cover letter..., She felt alone in her initial adaptation struggles while trying to meet the academic demand. By joining and supporting this foundation’s development, Alpha wants to make sure everyone who is going through similar situation  or need similar assistance, will have a safe and reliable community to help them.

 

Alpha is an adventurer and explorer who loves to socialize, travel and be exposed to different cultures. She likes to hike, do yoga, attend Zumba classes, read fiction & supernatural story books or comics in her free time. 

Volunteer Reviewer

We are looking for volunteer reviewers for the Written Support Ecrit SB Foundation that can provide comprehensive, genuine reviews of written work of individuals across the globe. Written work includes: Academic submissions, resume/cover letter drafts, and scholarship applications. The volunteer reviewer’s responsibilities include comprehensive reading, editing, and reviewing user submissions. The volunteer reviewer is able to commit at least 1-3 hours per week (hours may fluctuate). To be a successful volunteer reviewer, you should have good verbal and written communication, and  proficiency in editing using diverse software (via microsoft word, google doc, etc). You should have a high interest in community involvement.

Qualifications

  • Degree or diploma from a university or college

  • Experience working in teams through community or professional setting

  • Requires reliable access to a personal computer and internet

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication abilities

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Read and review written work as required based on our target audiences’ need 

  • Work with Communications officer to develop and follow a communication strategy between reviewers and users 

  • If interested, help determine topics to address for the ‘blog section’ with the Communications officer and publish blog materials

  • Able to give at least 1-3 hours per week to participate as a volunteer reviewer. The hours may fluctuate

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