Dedicated students with a proven record of success.


Leadership Team

Our leadership team drives the strategy and development of our NextStep Conference and Mind Your Money workshops on a national level.


Daphny Budaz
Program Manager

Priscilla Mand
Territory Manager

Steven Lin
Curriculum Manager - Financial Literacy

Arpita Gupta
Curriculum Manager - Mental Health

Drashti Shah
Logistics Manager

Kian Javier
Marketing Manager

David Dang
Marketing Manager

Grace Vuong
External Relations Director

Halina Pham
Internal Manager

Terrance Lam
Financial Manager


Mentorship Team

Our mentorship team works directly with the youth to facilitate the conference and workshops.


Diana Dona

Jerry Du

JM David


Board of Advisors

NextStep is currently recruiting 4 individuals to sit on our Board of Advisors. If you think you’re a good fit, contact Connor Palindat at


Abbas Ahmed

Anthony Briggs
University of Alberta

Connor Palindat
University of Alberta

Emily Block
University of Alberta

Fiona Hay