Vidya is currently a Master of Environmental Studies (Urban Planning) student at York University. As part of her studies, she works with Toronto Community Housing to develop a framework, policies, and evaluation of their community gardens. Since 2018, Vidya has worked at Trinity Theatre, a Toronto Board of Education partner, first as a Project Manager and now as Director of Research. In this role, she leads research, asset mapping and needs assessments in five different neighbourhoods (including Malvern) to support youth-led projects. As a Bachelor of Honours, Psychology student, Vidya developed and facilitated mental health workshops for first-year students in Scarborough. This experience introduced her to Strides Toronto services, and she made frequent referrals to the What’s Up Walk-In.