Code Youth


Yuka Ishii


Yuka Ishii is an international student from Japan studying Interactive Media Design at the college in Ottawa. She worked as a school employee in Japan for many years. She has a strong passion for solving problems through creativity. Along with graphic design and web design, she has also studied coding, which she finds both fun and challenging. So, as a volunteer, she would like to disseminate information and help others who want to learn. In the future, She would like to work in graphic design or web design. Her hobbies are reading and walking.

Yuka is excited to be volunteering with Code Youth to support others, expand her skills, gain experience and to build networks.

Riki McAlear


Riki McAlear is an independent creative high school student passionate about arts and technology. Given a desktop in Grade 3, Riki taught himself how to navigate websites, software and hardware at an early age, giving him an advantage over his peers and age group. This introduction also led Riki to video games, digital media, technology solutions and computer programming. In his tenth grade, Riki found an opportunity to gain experience and build his portfolio through Code Youth.

Naomi Runstedtler


Naomi Runstedtler is a high school student interested in putting her social media skills to use. With 2 years of experience taking social media more seriously by understanding its algorithms and running her own online business, Naomi is eager to help play a role in her community with something she is passionate about. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in social media marketing or digital design. In her free time, she enjoys reading, photographing, working in photoshop, filming short videos, making playlists, and hanging out with friends.