Dear Friends of Level,
The wait is over! Level's Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Shelan Markus, effective July 10, 2019.
Shelan is a social justice advocate with a passion for education and providing individuals with the necessary preventative and integrative tools to live positive and socially empowered lives. Shelan completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University in sociology and gender studies. She then completed her law degree at Western University, where she was involved in community initiatives to provide accessible Canadian legal education to marginalized and at-risk youth. Shelan attended a semester abroad in India, focusing her studies on international human rights law.
Following law school, Shelan practiced at a boutique litigation firm in Toronto, mainly in the area of human rights in employment. Pursuing her passion for education, Shelan moved into the public education sector at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She negotiated legal partnerships between UBC, non-profit organizations, government, and multinational companies to advance ethical and environmentally sustainable research. Shelan is continually involved in pro bono legal services for marginalized groups and she is the founder of a philanthropic print business, CityandShe.com, which supports human rights and environmental initiatives worldwide.
We are confident that Shelan's enthusiasm and breadth of knowledge and experience in the human rights and non-profit sectors will enable her to take the organization to new heights, and we look forward to her leadership.
Level's Board and I will continue to support Lisa Del Col, our interim Executive Director, and Shelan during the transition, and welcome you to reach out if you have any questions.
Please also feel free to join us in welcoming Shelan to our team - [email protected].