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For general inquiries, contact 613-533-6882

Our mailing address:

Student Experience Office (SEO)
Division of Student Affairs
146 Stuart St.
LaSalle - 2nd floor
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 2V8

E-mail: student.experience@queensu.ca
 

Molly Raffan

Molly Raffan

Director, Student Life

Molly (she/her) is responsible for the operational and strategic oversight of the Student Experience Office. Molly loves being outside, going on adventures, and spending time with the people she loves.

Email: molly.raffan@queensu.ca 

 

Melissa Burke

Melissa Burke

Coordinator, Orientation and Transition

Melissa takes the lead on Fall Orientation and the First-Year Off-Campus Community (First-Year OCC) program, as well as, other transition projects throughout the academic year. Melissa enjoys photography, travel and spending time with her nephews!

Email: melissa.burke@queensu.ca

 

Gabriela Ludusan

Gabriela Ludusan

Coordinator, Peer Programs

Gabriela coordinates QSuccess, Bader College Mentorship Program and Peer Mentoring. She has been a formal and informal mentor throughout her life and supporting others to find their strengths is a grounding and rewarding experience for her. She has a curious nature and likes trying new things all the time, whether it’s a new recipe, a new book, a new idea or a new place to travel. 

Email: gabriela.ludusan@queensu.ca

 

Hanna Knowles

Hanna Knowles

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 traveling, she enjoys spending most of her time (and money) on her horse.

Email: hanna.knowles@queensu.ca

 

 

Deandra HenryDeandra Kabungu

Student Success Advisor

Deandra (she/her) is the Student Success Advisor dedicated to serving the Promise & Commitment Scholars and first-generation students at Queen’s University. She is passionate about empowering young people to excel and thrive in their personal and professional endeavors. She’s an avid musician and outdoor enthusiast, and in her free time she loves writing/performing music, traveling and spending time with her family. 

Email: deandra.henry@queensu.ca

 

 

Taryn McKennaTaryn McKenna

Student Inclusion & Engagement Coordinator 

Taryn (she/her) oversees the Queen's Shift Project, a collection of initiatives aimed at centering equity-deserving student experiences and contributing to a safer and more inclusive campus culture. In her free time, you can find her coaching soccer, camping, or playing music around Kingston. She loves connecting with students and learning about their Queen's experience. Feel free to reach out!

Email: taryn.mckenna@queensu.ca  

 

 

Anika ChowdhuryAnika Chowdhury

Coordinator, Transition Projects

Anika is the Transition Projects Coordinator, and her primary role is to support the SEO transition team to facilitate and evaluate the transition programs, focusing on orientation-related programming. Outside of her love for student affairs, Anika loves to cook, take weekend photography trips, and foster puppies for the humane society!

 Email: anika.t.chowdhury@queensu.ca

 


Meg Ferriman

Meg Ferriman - On Leave

Director, Student Life 

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.

 

 

Laura Cummings-Bentley

Laura Cummings-Bentley - On Leave

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!

 

Essi AmegbetoEss Amegbeto

Intern, Communications and Digital Marketing

Essi (she/they) manages the SEO's social media platforms, campus-wide marketing, and, through a network of connections, communications to the student body at the SEO. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with friends and family and try out new hobbies!

Email: eha2@queensu.ca

 

Aliya Kermali

Aliya Kermali

Hi! My name is Aliya Kermali, and I just finished my fourth year of Concurrent Education! I am the SEO’s Lead, Include, Transform (LIT) Training Lead, where I will be focusing on planning EDI trainings for Queen's students, and working on promoting EDI programming and education. In my spare time, you can find me bingeing the newest Netflix series, reading a good book, going on a walk, or indulging in anything chocolat

Gernique Dondji Assatagou

Gernique Dondji Assatagou

Hello! I’m Gernique and I am going into my fourth-year of Bachelor of Nursing. I work at the SEO as the Student Development Program Assistant. My work focuses on the development and delivery of leadership workshops and peer Leadership coaching sessions which supports the holistic development students. I spend most of my free time catching up on a show, cooking or exploring new things with my friends and family.

 

 

Abbey McCauley

Abbey McCauley

My name is Abbey and I am going into my fourth year of Commerce at Queen’s! I work at the Student Experience Office as the Mentorship Programs Student Assistant. This role involves assisting in the programming of the QSuccess Mentorship Program and the BISC Transition Program. I believe that participating in mentorship helps students gain new skills, develop confidence and achieve success while at Queen’s. In my free time you can find me reading, listening to podcasts, being in nature, hanging with friends, knitting and drinking chai lattes!

Pungavi Linghan

Pungavi Linghan

Hi! My name is Pungavi Linghan (she/her) and I’m in my third year at Queens in Classics and Politics. This year, I’ll be the SEO’s Student Lead, for Transition Programming. In this role, I will be organizing and hosting socials, and supporting Raftr! I'll be helping students meet other students and make connections, all while having fun with different activities. Outside of Queen's, you'll find me drawing or dancing my feet off!

Tatyana Grandmaitre-Saint-Pierre

Tatyana Grandmaitre-Saint-Pierre

Hi! My name is Tatyana Grandmaitre (she/her) and this year I will be your Off-Campus Student Lead, managing all things related to the First-Year OCC (Off-Campus Community)! Going into my third year of Sociology here at Queen's and having never lived on-campus, off-campus living is a big part of my identity. This year I am here to coordinate our Off-Campus Leaders, develop plans for orientation, and help create fun, supportive activities, groups, and resources for all of our first-year off-campus students. 

 

 

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Husna Ghanizada

Hello! My name is Husna Ghanizada (she/her), and I am in my fourth year of Health Sciences. This year, I work at the SEO as the Training and Development Student Coordinator for the Gender-Based Violence Awareness & Bystander Intervention Program. Through my role, I help develop training content about how we can intervene as bystanders to address various forms of oppression that exist in our campus culture and support sexual violence. In my spare time, you will find me spending time with my family or taking a long walk!

 

Aubrey Apps

Aubrey Rose Apps

Hello! My name is Aubrey Rose Apps and I’m in my final year of Global Development Studies. I work at the SEO under the Queen’s Shift Project. The Shift Project works towards creating a safer and more inclusive campus culture for all students. My role involves connecting students to equity-related topics and resources through planning and communications. In my free time, I enjoy being outside, making jewelry, or playing board games.

 

Faith Lollar

Faith Lollar 

Hi! My name is Faith (she/her) and I am currently completing a Master of Arts in Gender Studies. Since my undergraduate studies, I have developed a strong passion for intersectional feminism, inclusive sexual health education, and gender-based violence prevention and response. In 2021, I became a facilitator for the Bystander Intervention and Consent Culture programs offered through the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Service. I absolutely love the work this team does, so this year I am excited to be continuing my involvement as the Operations and Outreach Coordinator. It is important to me that I share knowledge with fellow students, so that we are better able to contribute to a more caring and compassionate community.

 

 

Brandon Aldworth

Brandon Aldworth

Brandon (he/him) is the Student Experience Office's University Orientation Student Lead. He assists the Orientation and Transition Coordinator in planning University Orientation activities and welcoming first-year students to Queen's. Brandon is in his fourth year of Applied Economics, Employment Relations, and Law and is here to support your transition to university studies!