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Greater Essex County District School Board
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GECDSB Student Trustees

​Iman Berry is a passionate Grade 12 student at Vincent Massey Secondary School who is looking to make a difference and encourage student voice. ​

Iman is interested in politics and has attended various political programs across Canada. Currently, she is working with young people to build Canada’s first Youth Policy. This past summer, Iman served as a Canadian Ambassador on a trade mission to China. Locally, she is the founder of a program that works to connect students with refugees. 

​Iman is an avid participant in Massey’s DECA Club, Debate Club and Mock Trial.  Iman is looking forward to working with the welcoming and tightknit GECDSB community. She is excited to learn from students and promote comfortable and accepting school climates. 


Layla Baka​a is a Grade 12 student at Leamington District Secondary School. Since Grade 9, Layla has been a model of leadership within her school and the greater-Leamington community.

Layla believes that the power of student voice should never be underestimated. In her roles as a member of the Minister's Student Advisory Council, student researcher for the Ministry of Education, Deputy Prime Minister at LDSS and a member of Parent Council, she continuously strives to utilize her platforms to advocate on behalf of students.

Layla has been involved in various projects including coding an app to support mental health, initiating an ambassador program to assist new refugees with their transition to Canada and using her role as Environment Community Liaison to advocate for environmental sustainability.

Layla is excited to collaborate with the Board of Trustees and is looking forward to promoting student voice.​