Yalda Ahmadvand is the founder and owner of DEA Canadian College, and Burlington High school. She holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Leicester, England. She is also on the board of TESL Canada, as Professional Development Director. Yalda is also the founder of Femmes alpha, a non-profit association for female entrepreneurs with the mission of inspiring and empowering women of BC to turn their ideas into a reality and build successful businesses.