Step Up

Anti-Racist Association

Is a youth-led organization aimed to take action against racial injustices within our community and around the world.

Educate.

We educate others to spread awareness on racial justice issues concerning our society.

Engage.

We want to be an inclusive space for learning, growing and working with diverse members of our community.

Empower.

We help our community to take action on racial justice issues.

At Step Up, our mission is to take action against racial injustices within our community and around the world with the power of education.

Our Team

Meet our team of amazing people!

Rovena Caster

Co-Founder & co-president community outreach

I am Rovena, a 3rd year Integrative Physiology student at the University of Alberta. A lot of the discrimination I faced at a young age came from a lack of education. This encouraged me to create Step Up Anti-racist Association to bring awareness and action to social justice issues.

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Abigail Gallimore

Co-Founder & Co-President
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I am Abigail Gallimore, a 4th year Psychology student at the University of Alberta, and I also am a high jumper for the university’s Track and Field team. I am a proud co-founder and co-president for Step Up Anti-racist Association and I am responsible for social media.

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Shaira Baldas

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My name is Shaira, and I’m a 4th year student at the University of Alberta majoring in biology with a minor in sociology. I’m passionate about social and racial justice + education and I want to work in the realm of policy reform and healthcare.

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Kavya Kariamal

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My name’s Kavya! I am a grade 11 student at Old Scona Academic High school. Some of my goals include continuing to work towards a community where everyone’s voices are not only heard, but listened to, and advocating for change within Edmonton and beyond.

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Shrinithi

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My name is Shrinithi and I currently work as a Registered Nurse at the U of A Hospital. Working in the healthcare industry and engaging in my community inspires me to work towards creating an inclusive and diverse environment.

Nour Marawad

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My name is Nour Marawad and I am a 2nd year student at the University of Alberta with a major in secondary English Education and a minor in Business. I’m the new VP of internal communications with Step Up. I look forward to creating a safer space with like-minded individuals!