Emmanuela Alimlim is a third-year student at Woodsworth College pursuing a double major in Economics and Environmental Studies.

She is concerned with the financial burdens facing students at U of T and seeks to regulate tuition fees, especially for international students. “The idea of making international students feel [like they are] part of this university and not just a cash machine is really vital,” she told The Varsity.

Alimlim is passionate about addressing the needs of marginalized students and feels that her struggles as a Kenyan international student have provided her with the experience to bring about positive and much-needed action through the UTSU, which she reasserts is “the [representative] body of we the students.”

With files from Tamim Mansour