Team Profiles

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Sundar Manku

Before joining Durham College, Sundar co-founded two companies and assisted in several entrepreneurship courses at theSmith School of Business at Queens University. Sundar holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Toronto MetropolitanUniversity and a Master of Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Smith School of Business at QueensUniversity. He brings core knowledge and experience from participating as a client in Canada's top incubators, winning multiple pitch competitions, and successfully launching two platforms.

Sundar is responsible for managing the services and activities of FastStart, located in the 360Insights EntrepreneurshipCentre in the Centre for Collaborative Education. Sundar plans and oversees a full range of workshops, events, and competitions for DC students who are considering entrepreneurship and those who are starting or have already begun to operate their businesses.

Danielle Harder

Danielle Harder has been a full-time professor in the Journalism – Mass Media program since 2012. Danielle holds a B.A. in Journalism and Communications from the University of Regina and an M.A. in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining Durham College, Danielle worked as a reporter in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, P.E.I., and Ontario at several media outlets, including CBC Radio and Television, before establishing her own successful business as a freelance writer and producer. Danielle teaches courses focused on broadcast production, including podcasting and audio and visual storytelling, as well as the basics of writing and reporting.

Danielle has led several international media projects with students related to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and continues to focus on empowering youth to use their voice and stories to make change in the world. Danielle joined the FastStart/Enactus DC team as a faculty advisor in 2020 where she offers her storytelling expertise across a range of projects.

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Sara Mercier-Priebe

Sara Mercier-Priebe has been a full-time professor in the Marketing Program at Durham College since 2015. Education has remained an important component to both Sara’s personal and career growth.  She holds a Master of Digital Experience Innovation degree from the University of Waterloo, a post-graduate certificate in International Marketing from Humber College and a Radio and Television Arts bachelors degree from Ryerson University. Before joining Durham College, Sara enjoyed watching her career evolve within broadcast media, at a creative digital agency and within a corporate marketing environment.  Sara teaches Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communication, Computer Applications for Marketing and other marketing related courses within her program.  As a FastStart faculty advisor, Sara works with entrepreneurial students looking to navigate and grow their marketing expertise as well as eCommerce offerings.  When she’s not teaching, Sara delights in cheering on and supporting Enactus DC marketing initiatives and projects.