Our Team | Make A Future

Our Team

Andrew Jang, Business Development and Marketing Consultant | Twitter | LinkedIn

At Make a Future, Andrew manages a diverse portfolio of responsibilities and projects. In his marketing role, Andrew coordinates online campaigns, employer branding, and recruitment advertising activities on behalf of British Columbia school districts and First Nations schools.

In recruitment, Andrew’s work involves promoting best practices in recruitment, helping school districts improve their candidate experiences, and streamlining their online recruitment practices.

In addition to supporting recruitment, Andrew is behind the activities driving the growth and development of Makeafuture.ca. Andrew’s work not only helps to attract more job seekers to school districts, it also helps to connect more job seekers to in-demand careers in education.


Judy Maranda, Director, Sustainable Workforce Project – BCPSEA | Linkedin

Judy has an extensive professional background in the public education sector, having previously held a variety of leadership positions in School District No. 36 (Surrey) including Director of Instruction of Leadership Development, Building Professional Capacity and Continuous Learning and District Principal – Human Resources where she was involved in labour relations, strategic human resources initiatives, and the recruitment, selection and retention of teachers. As the Director, Sustainable Workforce, Judy’s work focuses on identifying and implementing strategies to enable BC school districts to recruit a qualified workforce at all levels of the organization.


Silvana Sam, Recruitment Coordinator, CHRPTwitterLinkedIn

If you’ve attended a teacher job fair or a presentation about careers in BC education, there’s a good chance you’ve met Silvana. You’ll likely remember her for her chirpy personality, and illuminating presentation.

BC school districts know Silvana as their unofficial Recruitment Specialist. Working out of her office in Vancouver, she connects with BC school districts on a daily basis, providing them advice and support in all matters related to recruitment in education.

School districts consistently rely on Silvana’s accumulated HR experience and CHRP, especially when developing a strategy to recruit for difficult-to-fill positions, such as French Immersion Teacher and Autism Support Worker.

Silvana started her career in education at the Vancouver School Board.  Since then Silvana has taken on HR roles with increasingly more responsibilities at the Vancouver Community College, BCPSEA, and Make a Future.


Stephanie Loo, Sustainable Workforce Coordinator, CHRP | LinkedIn

Stephanie Loo is the Sustainable Workforce Coordinator with Make a Future – Careers in BC Education. She supports recruitment in BC school districts through initiatives which include representing Make a Future at career fairs across Canada, engaging with prospective education professional candidates, and assisting out-of-province teachers with the application and relocation process. Prior to joining BCPSEA, Stephanie worked as an elementary music teacher in the public education sector.

Outside the office, Stephanie sings with Elektra Women’s Choir, an internationally-renowned group. Stephanie also serves on the choir’s board of directors.