Executive team


Serena Ceco is in her fourth year at Trinity College, pursuing a double major in Political Science and International Relations. Her research interests include international security and global governance. Serena is also President of Voice of Women for Peace at the University of Toronto. She is thrilled for an exciting year ahead with the Association of Political Science Students.


Serena Ceco


Stefan is a third year student, currently studying International Relations and working to complete an IR specialist and major in Economics. He enjoys learning about current events, global politics, development and of course economics. After university he hopes to work for Global Affairs Canada or go to law school. Outside of class he enjoys Model UN, Moot Court, going out and exploring Toronto, travelling, and gaming. This year he is excited to work alongside the rest of the APSS execs as VP of Finance helping to bring you several thought-provoking events and improve your experience at U of T as a PolSci student


Stefan Rus


Jerry is a third year political science student with an interest in comparative politics and international relations. He is very excited to bring more events in his second year with the union. If you have any questions or just want to say Hi, don't be afraid to reach out! 


Jerry Zhu



You might see her pulling a 12-hour leg at Robarts studying, and writing essays. That’s probably because Danna is in her 4th year pursuing a specialist degree in political science. She enjoys comparative politics as well as political theory, and she is currently undertaking a senior thesis which employs both fields. When she is not being a library hermit, or running from one extracurricular to another, she enjoys drawing and painting, as well as thinking of the next best pun/joke to test the patience of her beloved friends.


Danna Aranda

Emily Chu is an enthusiastic second-year student studying Political Science, International Relations, and American Studies. After previously serving as a First-Year Representative, she now acts as the Associate Vice-President for the APSS. Emily is deeply interested in the fields covered by politics, particularly Canadian-American Relations, Human Rights, and Development. Furthermore, she focuses on the unique relationship between human rights violations and international law, and responses to said violations by Canada and the US. Along with the APSS, she has been involved in the Pre-Law Society, the G20 Research Group, UTMUN, and the UofT Women in House program. She is excited to continue the APSS’ engagement with the UofT community, and hopes to bring the organization to an even higher level this year.

Associate vice president

Emily Chu


Elisha Kelman


Sean Chung is a third year student at Victoria College in the University of Toronto, specializing in Political Science, with a particular interest in North Korea, especially as it pertains to the plight of refugees, human rights, and information technology and exchange. He is a research assistant at the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), examining cultural identity displacement in North Korean refugees during the resettlement process. He serves as the Associate Director for Research at HanVoice, Canada’s leading non-profit on North Korean human rights and refugees, in addition to serving as the President of HanVoice UToronto, the organization’s flagship chapter at the University of Toronto." [Only if the tone is light - "In his (infrequent) free time, Sean enjoys avocado brunch, coffee from overpriced independent coffeeshops, and U.S. politics -- in that order.


Sean Chung

Angela Hou is a current third-year undergraduate student pursuing a double major in International Relations and Contemporary Asian Studies. She is currently serving as the Associate Director of APSS’ Junior Mentorship Program. Her main academic interests pertain to East Asian politics, sustainable social development, and the role of international institutions in global governance. When she is not working for APSS, Angela can be found staffing Model UN conferences, working with the Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union, or occasionally consuming Chinese popular culture in isolation.


Angela Hou


Lorina is in her fourth year, completing a Specialist in Political Science and minors in Philosophy and Literature and Critical Theory. This year, she is an Undergraduate Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute and the Centre for Ethics, in addition to serving as the Editor in Chief of Polis. Within Political Science, Lorina's principal interests are in modern and contemporary political thought, urban politics, liberalism and its critiques, and social movements.

Editor in Chief 

Lorina Hoxha


Vania Canales-Canales is in her fourth and final year at the University of Toronto where she is completing a major in Human Geography and minors in Political Science and in Latin American Studies. Her interests include global affairs, digital marketing, and voting behavior. She has previously interned with U.S PIRG’s democracy initiative where she helped campaign to reduce the influence of big money in politics. She has been a videographer for University of Toronto’s Student Life Communications, and aspires to work in Marketing in the nearby future.

Director of Media

Vania Canales-Canales


Kate Schneider is a first year student at Victoria College planning on majoring in Political Science. Her interests in politics tend towards Canadian politics, public policy, and political theory. In her spare time, Kate helps to run the Vic First Ministers Conference Simulation and is involved with several music activities, including the Hart House Orchestra and Vic Records. Kate is thrilled to be a first year representative on the APSS and looks forward to encouraging more first years to become involved with the many opportunities on campus.

First year Rep

Kate Schneider


Sammy Lorinc is a first year student at U of T, and one of the first year representatives in the APSS. Coming from a background in cooking and culinary school, Sam now looks forward to applying to the Ethics, Society and Law Program, with a minor in political science. While still fresh to U of T, Sam has quite an interest in political science. As a first year representative, he hopes to help add new perspectives and opinions to the lively debate at the APSS.

First Year Rep

Sammy Lorinc