Dhanela Sivaparan is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto. Dhanela completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto and is an Indigenous Studies alumna. Through her studies, Dhanela has gained a passion for learning and advocating for human rights, analyzing social relations and its relation to women’s lives, and educational research. She is currently the Loon Clan Leader and Chief Financial Officer for the Native Students Association (NSA) at the University of Toronto. Dhanela recently joined the team at the Centre for Indigenous Studies as the SAGE Coordinator.