Our Team - GreenHouse

Tania Del Matto

Director of GreenHouse

Tania Del Matto is an experienced sustainability professional, having worked with a variety of private-sector industries, public sector institutions, non-profits and social-purpose businesses. She is also an experienced social entrepreneur, having started and operated My Sustainable Canada, an enterprising social venture with a national mandate to help organizations use their purchasing decisions to drive social change.

As Director of United College's GreenHouse, she now pursues her passion of mentoring and connecting social innovators and entrepreneurs to create, launch and amplify projects and startups that tackle pressing social and environmental problems. Tania ensures that the activities and partnerships that GreenHouse engages in directly align with the University of Waterloo's vision to be recognized as a uniquely entrepreneurial university that applies innovative approaches to technology, social innovation, and social entrepreneurship in ways that create recognizable impacts, both in economic growth and improving the human condition.

Erin Hogan

GreenHouse Programs Manager

Erin was first introduced to GreenHouse as a student participating in the Workplace Innovation Program, where her team worked with the Multiple Sclerosis Society to improve disability support services. She led and coordinated multiple projects through various stages in order to simplify financial assistance applications. Erin graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Knowledge Integration (BKI) and specializations in Collaborative Design and Science, Technology, and Society. She also holds a Certificate in Adventure Tourism from the Westcoast Adventure College. 

Erin is excited about returning to GreenHouse as the Programs Manager and looks forward to supporting students engaging in innovative problem solving through social entrepreneurship. Erin brings a background in program design and delivery, with a special focus on experiential education for youth. She looks forward to applying her skills in interdisciplinary collaboration and creative problem solving to continue to improve GreenHouse's programs and processes. 

Malak Sameh

GreenHouse Student Engagement Coordinator

Malak is a recent graduate of Global Studies with a specialization in International Development and an option in Social Entrepreneurship from Wilfrid Laurier University.  In April 2022, Malak founded Sporas Scattered to help uplift Palestinian identity within the Palestinian Diaspora youth community. As founder, she has hosted various cultural programs that have provided the Palestinian community in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region to connect with their roots. In 2021, Malak was awarded a fellowship from the Social Innovation Academy, deepening her understanding of social innovation and entrepreneurship while working alongside various social and environmental start-up projects. 

Malak looks forward to helping students discover their passion for social or environmental change and guiding them on through engaging with their target audiences.

Lily Viggiano

Senior Project Manager

Lily Viggiano first met the GreenHouse team back in 2014 with her kitchen-table idea, Empowering Proactive Youth in Communities (EPYC) - an initiative equipping high school students with entrepreneurial & intrapreneurial skills with a focus on social impact. Now as GreenHouse Senior Project Manager, she has developed Changemaker Labs for Green Youth, an exciting new program driving climate action to advance Canada’s transition to net zero by 2050 via the TransformWR community road-map. She welcomes folks to "reach out and see how we can connect.

Maryam Rasheed

Events Coordinator

Maryam Rasheed is deeply inspired by organizations who advocate for positive social and environmental change, both on a local and global scale. Learning about GreenHouse and its impactful initiatives to foster meaningful transformation aligned with her values, and she was excited to be a part of the team as the Events Coordinator. Maryam is in her final year of Creative Industries at Toronto Metropolitan University. As the Events Coordinator, Maryam is excited to be shaping GreenHouse's ten year anniversary celebration in a role where her creativity can flourish. She hopes everyone will have a great time and leave with cherished memories of GreenHouse.


Rosie Tait

Social Media Coordinator

Rosie is a fourth year environmental science student at the University of Waterloo. She is passionate about climate action and sustainability to create a greener future. Although working towards a Bachelor of Science, she has a knack for visual design and is an extremely creative individual. Always leaning toward creative roles, she has turned many boring infographics, reports and documents into visually stimulating and engaging pieces of work. Rosie looks forward to combining her love for creative work with her passion toward environmental and social change and is excited to be able to contribute to the GreenHouse community.