Remote workplace platform WFHomie has named Aleena Dar as its new Digital Marketing and Partnerships Manager. Aleena believes her job is the most exciting position within the company, as she gets to meet all the incredible virtual event hosts and innovate exciting new ways to provide virtual online programs.
Aleena was born to Pakistani parents, but grew up in Brunei and moved to Canada in 2017 to attend the University of Toronto. She is currently in the final year of her honors degree in health science and political science and hopes to be accepted to study for her Master’s in community engagement next year.
A proactive and engaged person, Aleena has worked as a programming assistant and with the Pakistani Students’ Association at the University of Toronto during her studies. She has also been a social media coordinator with the Urban Alliance on Race Relations. She got interested in remote working when it became more common at the onset of the COVID pandemic.
“I feel like we're going to be working virtually for a long time,” she says. “The amount of ease you have working from home is significant, especially when you might have a long commute. It’s a sphere that’s really developing in a way that people can work from home without feeling disconnected. A lot of companies see it as temporary, whereas other workplaces are really taking full advantage of it. I was talking to a theatre company about this recently and even they were embracing working virtually, which shows what can be possible.”
Aleena likes to explore new hiking trails and she’s an enthusiastic baker who often gets inspiration from TikTok. She also has significant experience volunteering in Brunei with organizations devoted to helping poverty and promoting recycling.