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Class of 2014: Where are they now?

It’s been ten years since the Class of 2014—Meadowridge’s first-ever Diploma Programme (DP) cohort—graduated from the school. From Meadowridge, the group of 42 graduates headed off to universities around the world and into programs of all types, from Engineering and Business to Medicine and Visual Arts. We caught up with the class to hear about where life has taken them over the last decade. Where are they now? Follow along to learn the academic, professional, and personal successes of our inaugural DP graduates.

Hazzy Atthari
Hazzy Atthari attended Queen's University, where he began a degree in Kinesiology before graduating with a specialty in Global Development Studies. Hazzy now works at Peekage, a marketing start-up specializing in digital product sampling and consumer insights. Hazzy is also the co-founder of a sales agency where he provides sales consulting services to start-ups. While residing in Toronto, ON Hazzy maintains close ties with his Meadowridge friends and looks forward to moving back to BC soon. In his free time, Hazzy keeps up with his sports and enjoys participating in social events and supporting his friends and families with their endeavours.

Chris Awram
Chris Awram completed his BBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems at the SFU Beedie School of Business. His program included an exchange semester abroad in Paris, France where he studied at ESCP Europe. Currently, Chris is working on the North American team of a global digital consulting group, Collaboration Betters the World (CBTW). Chris enjoys learning about exciting business problems and working with his team to find solutions. Recently, Chris returned from a six-week trip to Europe to visit a few of his company’s European offices, including France, Belgium, Austria, and Germany. In his spare time, Chris enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and running. Chris has been doing 5K and 10K races. Most recently, he participated in CIBC’s Run for the Cure, and raised over $3,000 for cancer research.

Malone Chen 
Malone Chen studied BA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins in London, UK. He is currently working in his own design studio in London. Malone enjoys working on new projects every few weeks, which he finds exciting and fun. Most recently, Malone worked on a project with Nike, one of his dream clients. In his spare time, Malone enjoys cooking and exercising. He still plays badminton occasionally, after developing a love for the sport on the Meadowridge badminton team.


Nicole Conrol, née DuncaN 
Nicole Cronrol, Née Duncan received her bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Project Management from Douglas College, during which she was able to take courses in Paris as well as travel Europe. Nicole now works in Events and Community Engagement at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. She lives with her husband in a home in East Vancouver.



Shaquille Dhanji
Shaquille Dhanji completed a two-year marketing diploma from BCIT after spending a year in Thailand, where he worked on a waterpark project ‘Cartoon Network Amazone’ and interned at a digital marketing agency and found a love for marketing. He is currently working as the head of marketing at Creation.Space, and runs Creation Academy on the side, a consultancy that teaches others how to run side businesses more easily and effectively by leveraging AI. Shaquille is also developing a video meme app called ‘VEME’ and potentially two other apps as well. He is also writing a book which is set to be launched digitally next year. In his spare time, Shaquille enjoys reading, gaming, running, music and beatbox events, getting together with family, and visiting restaurants.

Kimberly Dyer
Kimberly Dyer received her Diploma in Dance Performance from George Brown College. Following graduation, she worked as a mentorship student with Ballet Jörgen, where she had the opportunity to dance professionally across Canada. Now back in BC, Kimberly continues to work as a performer, dance teacher, and visual arts teacher while pursuing a BA in History at the University of Victoria.



David Gouws
David Gouws studied Commerce at Queen’s University and started his career as a Marketing Specialist in Toronto, ON. After four years in a variety of roles he co-founded a startup advisory firm with fellow Meadowridge alum, Hazzy Atthari ‘14. He returned to school in the fall of 2022 to study law at Dalhousie University and will be returning to Toronto this summer to work at a leading national law firm. He loves staying active, cooking for his partner and friends, and hiking and surfing on both coasts of Canada.


Davina Gounden  
Davina Gounden graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she studied Communications and Business Administration. After graduating, Davina made the move to Toronto, ON. She now works as a Communications Advisor for the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority, a regulatory body that plays a crucial role in enforcing circular economy laws across Ontario. Beyond her professional pursuits, Davina loves exploring new cultures and savouring diverse cuisines. She frequently embarks on travel adventures with fellow Class of 2014 alum and fiancé, Isaiah Hasham.

Emma Graveson
Emma Graveson received her BA Classics and History of Science and Technology Degree with a focus on Ancient Greek Philosophy and Ancient and Medieval Science from the University of King’s College, Halifax, followed by her master’s degree in Western Esotericism at the University of Amsterdam. Emma now works and studies as a Funeral Director Apprentice in Vancouver and is looking forward to finally getting out of school in June. In her spare time, she enjoys acting, directing, and stage managing with local theatres, continuing to pursue her passion for theatre that she enjoyed during her time at Meadowridge. 

Connor Gunnell & Tianna Stewart
Connor Gunnell and Tianna Stewart recently celebrated 11 wonderful years together! Since graduating from Meadowridge, they’ve gone on to complete their undergraduate degrees, travelled throughout Europe, and got their dog Maggie. Connor is now a privacy professional, and Tianna is an associate at a wealth management firm. They look forward to celebrating their wedding in 2024.


Isaiah Hasham
Isaiah Hasham graduated from Queen’s University with a B.Sc. in Chemistry and is currently completing a JD/MBA at the University of Toronto. After graduation, he will work as an associate at Sidley Austin LLP in New York. He and his fiancée Davina Gounden ‘14 live together in Toronto, ON. Together, they like to take advantage of the city’s incredible food, concerts, and major league sports.



Victoria Horne
Victoria Horne studied Commerce with a focus on Marketing at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. Currently residing in Olympic Village, Victoria spends her days working in eCommerce at Lululemon. Victoria is growing her own consulting business where she offers digital consulting and creates websites for small businesses. She is also rekindling her passions for art and painting by offering pet portraits for friends and family. In her spare time, Victoria can be found cooking with her partner, Kean, and travelling. Victoria has pursued every opportunity to travel from backpacking through Asia and Australia to food-touring through Italy, and is looking forward to a trip to Japan later this spring.

Jayden Johnston
Jayden Johnston studied at the University of Victoria, pursuing history, business, computer sciences, and kinesiology. He now works at Johnston Meier Insurance as a Commercial Producer, with his own book of growing businesses. Jayden enjoys learning about new businesses and fields of work while helping people and understanding their needs. Looking to fill in his father’s footsteps, Jayden looks forward to growing his portfolio and moving up within Johnston Meier.

Josh Lampen 
Josh Lampen studied Commerce at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, before transitioning to working in consulting. He is currently a Software Engineer at Together, an educational technology startup backed by Y Combinator. In his free time, Josh also contributes to his own company as Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. The company builds AI solutions for the trucking industry. After working as a resident DJ during his time at Queen’s University, Josh continues to explore his love for music; he has recently started to relearn the piano, with the goal of producing his own music.

Helena Parewyck
Helena Parewyck completed her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Emily Carr University before pursuing further education at BCIT, where she completed the fast-track Interior Design program. Currently, Helena works for a high-end residential Interior Design firm in North Vancouver, with projects spanning from new construction to renovations. Helena values the diversity of projects, creativity, problem-solving opportunities, and collaboration with clients, architects, and builders. She finds great satisfaction in witnessing projects evolve from concept to completion, knowing she has contributed to the transformation of spaces that hold a special place in people’s lives. Helena and her husband are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their first child, embarking on an exciting new chapter in their lives.

Kelsey Peng
Kelsey Peng obtained an Honours Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Accounting at the University of Ottawa. She works for the Canada Revenue Agency where she helps prepare annual financial statements, contributing to the Public Accounts of Canada. Kelsey moved back to Vancouver during the pandemic and now works remotely, with the rest of her team based in Ottawa, ON. In her spare time, Kelsey has taken up crocheting and has made gifts for friends and family, a few décor pieces, and a handful of clothing items.


Kate Richardson
Kate Richardson earned her Bachelor of Arts and Science with Honours from Quest University, where she also played on the varsity soccer team. Currently residing in Vancouver, she is completing her Ph.D. in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Her thesis explores novel functions of an enzyme and examines their implications in skin health and disease. When not at the lab bench, Kate is involved in various initiatives fostering inclusivity and educational opportunities for youth. In this capacity, she works as the coordinator for an Indigenous student summer research program and as an instructor for a high school student education program, both at UBC. She was also the recent Co-Chair of the Trainee Committee for her facility. In her spare time, she loves to see family and friends, travel, and spend time outdoors.

Emily Super
Emily Super completed her undergraduate at SFU, her Masters in London, UK and is currently completing her law degree in Ireland. Emily’s lasting interest in creative industries, fashion in particular, has led to a continued exploration of different career paths. Emily runs Grit in the Glamour, a consultancy for fashion brands looking to better their sustainable practice and level up their marketing. In her spare time, Emily still enjoys horseback riding and travelling.


Liam Watt
Liam Watt studied mining engineering, specializing in mineral processing at Queen’s University before making a pivot into finance post-graduation. Liam now lives in Toronto, ON and works in Corporate Development at Hudbay Minerals, evaluating M&A opportunities in the copper mining space. Liam is weighing up a potential move to London with his girlfriend Taisa, and the pair hope to one day own an English Bulldog. In his spare time, Liam is an avid concert attendee, enjoys playing sports with his fellow alumni, travelling, and spending Friday evenings at the cinema.