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We are open to serve you!

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
146 Stuart St.
LaSalle - 2nd floor
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 2V8

E-mail: student.experience@queensu.ca
 

Meg Ferriman

Meg Ferriman

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: meg.ferriman@queensu.ca

Melissa Burke

Melissa Burke

Coordinator, Orientation and Transition

  • Fall University Orientation
  • First-Year Off-Campus Community (First-Year OCC)

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!

                                                         Phone: (613) 533-6000 ext. 75112 Email: melissa.burke@queensu.ca

Gabriela Ludusan

Gabriela Ludusan

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: gabriela.ludusan@queensu.ca

Laura Cummings-Bentley

Laura Cummings-Bentley

Communications and Administrative Coordinator - On Leave

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: laura.cb@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 travelling, she enjoys spending most of her time (and money) on her horse.

Email: hanna.knowles@queensu.ca

 

 

 

Deandra Henry

Deandra 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, travelling 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  

 

Veronica SewilskiVeronica Sewilski

Associate, Student Leadership Programs

Veronica (she/they) coordinates leadership and skill-building initiatives at the SEO – including the Leadership Workshop Series and other various training programs that support student development. Outside of work, she loves to travel and try out new hobbies!

Email: veronica.sewilski@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. She also runs the First-Year Focus Group centered around using incoming student feedback to improve our transition programming every year. 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

 

 

Aliya Kermali

Aliya Kermali

Hi! My name is Aliya Kermali, and I just finished my fourth year of Concurrent Education! This summer, 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 chocolate! 

Alicia Parker

Alicia Parker

Hello! My name is Alicia Parker and I am going into my third year at Queen’s and am studying Life Sciences and Health Studies. This summer, I’m working at the SEO as the University Orientation Student Assistant to help incoming first year students transition to Queen’s. A big part of this is preparing for orientation this fall! I love meeting new people and can’t wait to welcome the Class of 2026!

Natalie Kearn

Natalie Kearn

Hi everyone, my name is Natalie Kearn & I’m an incoming second year in Health Sciences. Since the winter, I’ve been working at the SEO as the Student Lead of Socials & Engagement. My role involves running Raftr, the Spotlight Series on Instagram, and managing Students Meet Students Socials. This summer, you’ll find me reading by the water, playing badminton, or with friends.

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.

Kaitlyn Colquhoun

Kaitlyn Colquhoun

Hi, my name is Kaitlyn Colquhoun and I am going into my fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies with a Minor in Philosophy! This summer, I am working at the SEO as the Student Assistant to Communications and Administration. My role primarily focuses on the maintenance of the SEO’s three websites (Next Steps, Orientation, and the Student Experience Office), as well as the marketing and communications within the office, particularly on social media. In my spare time, you can find me relaxing at the pier, binging the latest Netflix series, or playing any sort of sport with friends!

 

 

 

 

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've just finished my second year at Queens in Classics and Politics. This summer, I am the SEO's Student Lead for Online Programs. In this role, I will be organizing and hosting webinars, and supporting the First-Year Foundation onQ course! I'll be helping incoming students and their supporters learn more about Queen's, so that their transition to university goes smoothly. Outside of Queen's, you'll find me drawing or sleeping after a lot of dancing!

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!

Madison Hartwick

Madison Hartwick

Hello! My name is Madison Hartwick and I will be entering my third year of biology in the fall! For the summer I'm working as the Reception Assistant! I lend a helping hand wherever I can and will be here to welcome you to the Student Experience Office! Currently I have undertaken helping to organize the office after our big move to the LaSalle building! When I'm not in the office, you'll probably find me downtown strolling with my giant dog, Figaro!

 

 


white squareHusna Ghanizada

My name is Husna Ghanizada. I use she/her pronouns and am in my fourth year of Health Sciences. As the Training and Development Student Coordinator for the Gender-Based Violence (GBV), I understand that GBV is a serious concern for students in post-secondary institutions across Ontario, including Queen’s University. For this reason, the GBV Awareness & Bystander Intervention Program holds a special place in my heart. In 2021, I had an absolutely rewarding experience helping raise awareness about how we can intervene as bystanders to address various forms of oppression that exist in our campus culture and support sexual violence. I am thrilled to continue my work with the program this year!