The Student Experience Office is located in the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC), Room 111.
We are open to serve you!
In-person (starting August 30, 2021): Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
By phone or email: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
For general inquiries, contact 613-533-6000 ext. 79109.
Our mailing address:
Student Experience Office (SEO)
Division of Student Affairs
87 Union Street
John Deutsch University Centre - JDUC 111
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
Meg (she/her) is responsible for the operational and strategic oversight of the Student Experience Office. Meg loves reading, cooking, and traveling back home to Cape Breton whenever she gets the chance
Phone: (613) 533-6000 ext. 78295 Email: email@example.com
Coordinator, Orientation and Transition
- Fall University Orientation
Melissa takes the lead on Fall Orientation and the First Years Not in Residence (FYNIRS) program, as well as, other transition projects throughout the academic year. Melissa enjoys photography, travel and spending time with her nephews!
Phone: (613) 533-6000 ext. 75112 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew (Matt) Harris
Coordinator, Student Development
- Leadership Workshop Series
- Club Hub
As the Coordinator, Student Development, Matt develops programs and experiences that support student development and growth. Matt is passionate about creating experience that are the catalyst to helping learners find themselves and have those ah-ha moments. As an obsessed cookie baker, always trying to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie, Matt is always happy to chat about what makes folks happy.
Coordinator, Peer Programs
- Q Success
- BISC Mentorship Program
- Peer Mentoring
Hello! My name is Gabriela Ludusan and I coordinate Mentorship Programs through the Student Experience Office. I’ve been a formal and informal mentor throughout my life and supporting others to find their strengths is an extremely rewarding experience to me! I have a curious nature and I like trying new things all the time, whether it’s a new recipe, a new book, a new idea or a new place to travel. Hope you have a wonderful time at Queen’s!
Phone: (613) 533-6000 ext. 75115 Email: email@example.com
Communications and Administrative Coordinator
Laura is the Communications and Administrative Coordinator at the Student Experience Office. Her role is split between SEO comms, social media promotion, Raftr, and website management and office administration, planning and logistical support for programming, and casual staff timekeeping. She is here to help!
Phone: (613) 533-6000 ext. 79339 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator, Student & Transition Programs
Hanna (she/her) takes the lead on SOAR (Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources), as well as other engagement events throughout the academic year. These help students connect with each other and to resources and supports on campus. Outside of the SEO and when not travelling, she enjoys spending most of her time (and money) on her horse.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
Tianna is responsible for the Lead, Include Transform program that teaches students and student leaders about anti-oppression on campus. She shares her role with the Yellow House. This role aligns with her purpose and goals to support queer and racialized students and make campus a great place for all. Tianna grew up in Kingston and moved away for 10 years to complete her post-secondary education and begin her career as a journalist. She founded and runs the blog, Keep up with Kingston and is currently completing her Masters in Cultural Studies at Queen’s, with a focus on The Black Experience in Kingston. She has a BA degree (Hons) in Media Studies as well as a diploma in Journalism from the University of Guelph Humber.
Clarissa de Leon
Queen's Reads Coordinator
Clarissa de Leon is the Queen's Reads Co-ordinator. Queen's Reads is our university's common reading program and is focused on using literature to cultivate community conversations about anti-racism and anti-oppression. In her role as co-ordinator, Clarissa facilitates book selection, programming, and collaborations.
Intern, Marketing & Communication
My name is Catherine (she/her), and I just finished my third year in Film and Media. I’m working as the Communications, Digital Marketing, and Projects Intern at Career Services as well as the Student Experience Office. You can find me these days making summer playlists, waiting for warm days to return.
Hi, my name is Tina Hu and I’m entering my third year as a Life Science major. This summer I am the student assistant to the Mentorship Programs. I love baking in my free time and my favourite thing to make is bread!
My name is Sebastian Huber-Oikle and I'm entering my fifth year. I'm in the process of completing two degrees - one in Computer Science and one in Film and Media. This summer I am the Communications and Administrative Student Assistant! This role involves a little bit of everything so is an exciting challenge but, one big project is upgrading the Student Experience Office website. Personally, I like to travel (boo Covid), play sports and video games, and be creative through writing, game development or whatever!
My name is Joshua Marasigan, and I am a second year Concurrent Education student studying French, history and indigenous studies. I work under the SEO as the Orientation and Transition Assistant, where I assist in logistical planning and execution of university orientation. In my personal time, I’m a huge fan of the circus arts and I am currently working on improving my juggling, plate-spinning, and unicycle skills.
Hello! My name is Alicia Parker and I am going into my second year at Queen’s and am majoring in Life Science. This summer, I’m working at the SEO as the Transition Projects Student Assistant to help incoming first year students with their transition to Queen’s. One key aspect of this is planning and executing FYNIRS orientation! I love meeting new people and working with others, even if it’s on zoom!
Hi I’m Veronica Sewilski, and I just finished my fourth year at Queen’s in Gender Studies. I work at the SEO as the SOAR Student Assistant. My role involves creating and facilitating online events and programming for incoming students to access the Summer before they come to Queen’s. I also supervise our lovely SOAR Peer Ambassadors! This summer, you can find me learning how to skateboard (and failing miserably at it) and crocheting my own sweater!
Hello, I’m Mellany Tibbo! I recently completed my Arts degree as an English major and History minor and I’m now starting my fifth year of Concurrent Education. I am very excited to be working as the Student Team Lead for the QSuccess program this summer! I’ll be working with our Senior Mentors and Mentors as they in turn support first year students in their transition to Queen’s. I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time outdoors with my two dogs. This summer I’ll also be working on my new vegetable garden.
My name is Natalee and I'm currently in my third year of Concurrent Education, studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. This is my third year as the Student Development Programs Assistant of the SEO, where I help create skill-building programs and content to support the holistic development of students. I love soup, being outdoors, and working through awkward stare downs on Zoom. Feel free to reach out to discuss anything and everything to do with getting involved at Queen's!
Aloka Wijesundara Mudiyanselage
My name is Aloka, and I am in my third year studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a Certificate in Business. I am the SEO's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Assistant. In this role I help plan and promote EDI programming, focusing on logistical planning for EDI trainings and working with our lovely team of facilitators. In my free time, you can find me reading a book or concocting new coffee recipes at home!