Mentors

Amber Illes

I am a teacher at Langley Fine Arts School, specializing in primary teaching and dance. My interests include early childhood education, arts integration, brain research, global learning, motivation and creativity. I am looking forward to my role as a mentor in the Butterfly Effect program. I am hoping to utilize my learning in this program to develop a similar program with elementary students. I visited Kenya in 2014 with the PA-MOJA team and look forward to connecting with students in Kenya...

Michelle Ciolfitto

I am a teacher working for the Coquitlam School District to implement Curriculum. My background is in Biology and now, in this role I work with teachers and students in all subject areas. I am particularly interested in anything to do with biology, psychology, human development, conservation, relationships and much more. I look forward to reading your posts each day and to working with so many great minds.

Sarah Tylor (mentor)

Hi! I've just joined Butterfly Effect as a mentor, and am looking forward to working with you. I work full time as a registered nurse in Burnaby Hospital, in the Operating Room, and have worked there for close to 10 years. I also have a bachelor of music degree from UBC and have been playing piano for many years (mostly classical). I am interested in any topic related to health and healthcare, music and how it effects us and how we relate to it, and other areas in science.

Patrick Walsh (Mentor)

Patrick is a married father of two boys, with several years of experience in retail and corporate management .  He is presently employed in Aboriginal Programs within Services Canada with the Canadian government; he enjoys many hobbies with a global outlook.   He is keenly interested in humanitarian issues, he has participated in several international trips with Habitat for Humanity, including Kenya.  His favourite part of visiting Kenya was interacting with the people as they...

Cynthia Weldon (Mentor)

I am a married mother of 2 boys.  I was a teacher for 17 years (English, Humanities and Social Studies/History), before becoming a high school vice-principal 10 years ago. I have a Masters in Humanities (Liberal Studies) with a concentration in Philosophy, Comparative Religion, and Theology.   I am a voracious reader whether it be literature, newspapers, philosophy, current events or poetry.  My hobbies include traveling and teaching English abroad.  I also love cooking,...

Victor Mboya (Mentor)

Hello Butterfly Effect  Am excited to be here . I have Bachelors degrees in education arts from Kenyatta university,majoring in mathamatics and business studies. I am currently working in Equity Bank Kenya as a relationship officer. I have taught in various secondary schools in Kenya several years before joining the banking sector. As a teacher my area of expertise was mathematics. I am deeply interested in literature, more so in African literature. I see literature as one of the best...

Boneace Chagara (Mentor)

Hello there! I am a Theatre and Film Scholar/Researcher, Instructor, Practitioner, and Critic based in Nairobi, Kenya. Currently, I am pursuing doctoral research interests in film, media, & Communication Studies. My professional training and qualifications are as follows: M.A Theatre & Film Studies (University of Nairobi, Kenya); B. Ed. (Arts) English, Literature & Pedagogy (University of Nairobi, Kenya); Graduate Exchange Research Fellow (Humboldt Universitt zu Berlin). I...

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