PASS Leaders' Biographies

Hi everyone! My name is Alex, and I am currently in my third year of study at the Schulich School of Business pursuing specializations in Economics and Accounting. This is my second year as a PASS leader for first year micro- and macroeconomics. I am very excited to help you gain a better understanding of economic concepts and offer useful study strategies to help you in your studies. I look forward to seeing you at the PASS sessions and in lectures!




Hi everyone! My name is Tony, and currently, I am finishing my fourth year of Economics. This is my second term as a PASS leader for first-year micro- and macroeconomics. I don’t believe in studying hard, I am sure that the only way to go is to study smart by building an intuition in understanding the material. I am very excited to help you do so in my sessions. Looking forward to having you all.






Hi, my name is Kim, and I'm a second-year BBA student hoping to specialize in finance. I love bubble tea (as you can probably guess) and economics. I can't wait to meet you in my PASS session!






Hi everyone! My name is Christine Peiris, and I am a second year BBA student. I took Econ 1000 and Econ 1010 last year. Going to the PASS sessions last year was a really great experience and I am excited to work through real-world problems with you during these sessions as a PASS leader! I wish you all the best for a successful term! See you at the PASS sessions.




Hello everyone! My name is Tien Trieu, and I am a third-year Accounting student. I am very excited to be your PASS Leader for ECON 1000/ECON 1010 this term. Economics is challenging, yet together as a team, I hope we can conquer all difficult concepts; so, you can do your best in the course. I look forward to seeing many of you at our sessions. See you there!





Hi everyone! I’m Elif Nazli, one of the PASS leaders for ECON 1000 this term. I’m a second-year Economics major and I’ve benefited from the PASS Leaders a lot in my first year, which inspired me to become one! Once I figured out how to be successful in this course, I decided that I needed to help others. I hope I can help you figure out how to study for this course!






Hey everyone! My name is Mathew Naoum, and I’m a first-year Commerce student specializing in Management Science. A fun fact about myself is that I want to become a pilot after graduating from York. If you ever see me on campus, feel free to say hi and introduce yourself. I’m thrilled to be one of your ECON 1000 PASS Leaders this term, and I look forward to meeting you!






Hi everyone! My name is Joshua Frimpong, and I am a third-year Economics student. I am truly ecstatic to be one of your PASS Leaders for Econ 1000. I look forward to tackling economics concepts with you to get a better understanding of the subject.






Hey, my name is Suhail, and I’m a second-year ECON student! You’ll find me engaged in pointless arguments with my friends. If you see me around, don’t be afraid to say hi!






Hello Everyone! My name is Zainab. I will be one of your ECON PASS Leaders! I’m currently in my third year, specializing in Accounting and aspiring to become a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) upon graduation. Aside from studies, I love to teach and would have opted to be a teacher if not an accountant. Fun fact, I am still looking for recommendations to find a fun fact about myself.





My name is Amin Mahdavi, and I am a second-year Accounting student. I took ECON 1000 and ECON 1010 in my first year and PASS sessions helped me a lot. Fun fact: the less sleep I have, the more energetic I’ll be the next day and the more sleep I have, the lazier and sleepier I’ll be the next day.






Hello. My name is Timothy. I am currently a Master of Arts student in Economics. I am so glad to be your PASS leader for ECON 1530. I believe nothing is difficult after enough practice. So, PASS is a great way for you to practice more and learn the problem-solving techniques. Hopefully, I will see you all at the sessions.






Hello everyone, my name is Jiaxiang Vincent Tu. I am a graduate student in Economics, and I am very excited to be a PASS Leader for ECON 1530. PASS is a great way to guide you in understanding the course content as well as practice by solving problems as a team. ECON 1530 may seem challenging at first, but once you really sit down and go through the material, you'll find that this course is not that difficult! I hope to make a great studying environment in my sessions, and  everyone can do their best in the course. Good luck!





My name is Lisa, and I’m a second year Economics student from Ukraine. My passion is traveling - I am ready to give up almost anything for the possibility to travel. I’ve been to 13 countries by now and I still have a lot more to explore! I'm excited to be your PASS Leader, and feel free to tell me your travel experiences, if any!