Meet the FANS Team

Benjamin Coleman

Co-Founder

Benjamin is a fourth year university student at the University of California, Berkeley, who is passionate about everything sports. He plays hockey, soccer, tennis, badminton, and basketball. Benjamin has many family members and friends who are newcomers to Canada. He attended the Wharton Sports Business Academy summer program at Penn. He has his own YouTube channel (MJMADNESS) where he makes videos on everything sports. He is on the executive board of the Berkeley Sports Business Group and a sports reporter and podcast producer for the Daily Californian, a student-run newspaper at UC Berkeley. Check out his articles here!

Contact Benjamin:

Email: benjamin@fansfoundation.com

Lucy Coleman

Co-Founder

Lucy Coleman is a first year university student at Dartmouth College who loves to play many sports including rowing, basketball, badminton and swimming. She is passionate about creating change and helping newcomers to Canada. Lucy has received multiple awards for leadership and social change. She has a history of social activism with Round Square, Me to We, the Calgary Foundation and the 2050 project. She notably secured a $5,000 grant to support Immigrant Services Calgary. With FANS she continues to make her impact on the world. 

Contact Lucy:

Email: lucy@fansfoundation.com

Kameron Sharma

Director of Communications

Kameron Sharma is a high school student who joined the FANS Foundation to support newcomers and help improve their experience with sports in Canada. Kameron plays several sports recreationally, including badminton, biking, and swimming. He has also participated in cross country running. Being an immigrant himself, Kameron believes that everyone deserves equal opportunities, which is why he is passionate about improving accessibility of sports opportunities for newcomers. Along with English, Kameron can also fluently speak Hindi!

Contact Kameron:

Email: kameron@fansfoundation.com

Jude Almutawa

Social Media Coordinator

Jude Almutawa is a high school student who is passionate about sports. From a young age, she has enjoyed athletic activities such as tennis, soccer, volleyball, and more. She has always loved the energetic environment within camps and teams. Jude joined FANS Foundation to share the excitement and energy that comes from participating in sports, and as an immigrant herself, she wants to give that experience to other newcomers. Jude can speak both English and Arabic fluently!

Contact Jude:

Email is coming soon!

Ryan Prest

Member, Communications Specialist

Some of Ryan Prest’s favorite sports are skiing, badminton, and golf. He has been playing sports from a young age, making athletics a significant aspect of his life. He joined the FANS Foundation to share his love for sports with newcomers and to inspire other people to play and enjoy sports as well. He speaks both English and Mandarin fluently!

Contact Ryan:

Email is coming soon!

Beiwen Fu

Member, Organization Specialist

Beiwen Fu is a high school student who likes to explore new things and is a team player in sports. After moving to Canada, she was thrilled to have the opportunity to try out activities such as tennis, skiing, volleyball, table tennis, and badminton. Beiwen is aware of how challenging it may be for newcomers to engage in physical activity, and joins FANS Foundation in the belief that this is a terrific opportunity for newcomers to experience new athletic activities and greet Canada with a fresh smile! Along with English, Beiwen can also fluently speak Mandarin!

Contact Beiwen:

Email is coming soon!

Jasmine Lee

Member, Newsletter and Communications Specialist

Jasmine Lee is a high school student who has been involved in figure skating, badminton, swimming, and volleyball. One thing she loves the most about sports is the new people she meets – whether they are on her team, or an opposing team. Jasmine is excited about joining FANS Foundation and looks forward to working with the other members to help make sports more accessible to newcomers in Canada!

Contact Jasmine:

Email is coming soon!

Ezinne Nwachukwu

Member, Organization Specialist

Ezinne Nwachukwu is a high school student who enjoys a variety of sports. She has been playing basketball since Grade 7 and also plays table tennis and disk golf. Ezinne understands the many life lessons such as sportsmanship and perseverance that participating in sports teaches. She hopes to bring this passion to the newcomers of the FANS Foundation. 

Contact Ezinne:

Email is coming soon!

Ava Nyugen

Member

Ava Nyugen is a high school student who loves volleyball. She plays club volleyball outside of school, and is also a part of the Varsity Team during the school year! She joined FANS Foundation to share her love for sports with newcomers!

Contact Ava:

Email is coming soon!