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Shirin Karoubi
Executive Director

Hey there, I'll be one of the instructors for the Toolbox program.  I'm an urban planner, woodworker, sister, aunt, and insist on doing everything myself. I went to UTSC for my Bachelors of Art and UBC for my Masters in urban planning. Projects I gravitate towards are in social housing, youth work, waste management, and environmental planning.


In my spare time I like to binge watch TV but I tell people I’m reading instead.

Diana Hosseini

Hi! I'm a Toolbox instructor and I love to get my hands dirty. I'm an artist who makes kinetic sculpture and I'm looking forward to helping spark a passion for making. I've been an instructor in different institutions and worked with children, youth and adults. I went to UTSC for my Bachelor of Arts and to NSCAD for my Master of Fine Arts.

I like to: read sci-fi, solve crosswords, fix or make things for friends & family, and listen to the same song on repeat until I just can't anymore.

Natalie Duncan

Hiya! I’m Nat, one of the instructors at Toolbox. I joined Toolbox to help others realize their creative potentials. I have experience working with youth and children, running tinkering programs which teach young people how to merge electronics and art. I also spent a year teaching art at an East York private school. I went to UTSC for my Bachelors of Art, Glasgow School of Art for my Masters of Fine Arts, and George Brown for welding courses.

My hobbies include welding, reading and bone articulation.

Tiffany Schofield
Program Coordinator

Hey! I'm the Program Coordinator for Toolbox. I'm an artist, curator, friend, sister, and aunt. I'm interested in creating and facilitating arts programming in the Scarborough community, and exploring the possibilities for collective movement in the suburbs. I went to UTSC for my Bachelor of Arts and York University for my Masters of Fine Arts.


I'm an avid reader, concert attendee, and Instagram scroller.

Lily Jeon

Hey there! Excited to meet you. A little about me, I'm an educator and creative technologist by day, designer and artist by night. I believe there's nothing quite as fun, empowering, and grounding as letting your creativity out through hands-on fabrication. I've got an educational background in architectural design, and have lots of work experience designing and building innovative projects, with all sorts of people! Looking forward to meeting you, too.


In my spare time I get easily distracted exploring the abundant parks, buildings, ethnic foods, and other great offerings of Toronto, all while riding my bike.

Lorena Salome

Bio coming soon!