Contact Us

We are open to serve you!

Our office (2nd floor of the LaSalle Building) is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch

How to reach us:

By phone at (613) 533-6882

By email at

By mail at:

Student Experience Office (SEO)
Division of Student Affairs
146 Stuart Street
LaSalle Building 2nd Floor
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 2V8


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.

Melissa Burke

Melissa Burke

Coordinator, Orientation and Transition

Melissa (she/her) 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!

Taylor MacPherson

Taylor MacPherson

Coordinator, Student Leadership & Development

Taylor (she/her) is the point of contact in the office for student leadership and development related initiatives. She oversees the Leadership Workshop Series, as well as the following three programs which are in partnership with the Human Rights and Equity Office: the Gender Based Violence Bystander Intervention Program, the Lead Include Transform (LIT) program, and the Action, Commitment, Transformation (ACT) certificate program. In her free time Taylor can be found thrifting, hiking, gardening, and talking about social justice literature.

Gabriela Ludusan

Gabriela Ludusan

Coordinator, Peer Programs

Gabriela coordinates QSuccess, Peer Mentoring, and the MentorHUB. 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.

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.


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, traveling and spending time with her family.

Taryn McKenna

Taryn McKenna

Coordinator, Student Inclusion & Engagement

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!

Brandon Aldworth

Brandon Aldworth

Departmental Assistant

Brandon (he/him) acts as the Student Experience Office's administrative support, and is happy to assist you in getting the support you need!

Laura Cummings-Bentley

Laura Cummings-Bentley (on leave)

Coordinator, Communications and Administration

Laura's (she/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!

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Zoë DeMille

Zoë (she/her) is the Lead, Include, Transform (LIT) Student Lead, which entails organizing and overseeing the equity and oppression training program that focuses on positionality, intersectionality, privilege, and oppression to foster an equitable and educational environment for the Queen's community. She is in her fourth year as a Psychology major with a Sociology minor, and when she's not working, she loves to read, and spend time in nature, including hiking and swimming.  

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Meadow Donnelly-Gilman

Meadow (she/her) is the Gender-Based Violence Education, Training and Development Student Lead and oversees numerous facilitators who instruct relevant workshops relating to bystander intervention, healthy relationships, consent culture, and sexual violence on campus. In her free time, Meadow is an avid reader. She also likes to sing and play piano, writes short stories and can often be found at the ARC playing volleyball.


Kyla Gibson

Kyla's (she/her) role as Community Organizer for Social Justice is to support the development of and student engagement in programs and initiatives that seek to enhance opportunities for Commitment Scholars and equity-deserving students at Queen's. Kyla aims to foster meaningful connections among passionate individuals, including peers, alumni, faculty and staff who are invested in social justice work. Kyla is pursuing a degree in Life Sciences and enjoys dancing and playing intramural sports in her free time.

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Amanda Yeung

Amanda (she/her) is the SOAR Student Lead at the Student Experience Office. She assists in planning and running the Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources, which strives to ease the transition to university and introduce incoming students to resources and support services available on campus. Amanda is entering her final year of the Concurrent Education program after recently completing a Bachelor of Health Studies. In her free time, you can find her trying out a new restaurant, reading a good book or at Zumba class!

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Kennedy Truin

Kennedy (she/her) is the University Orientation Student Lead. This role involves planning and executing university orientation events for the incoming class of 2028. Outside of work, Kennedy is a third-year Political Studies major and enjoys reading and listening to podcasts!

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Jonah Pagano

Jonah (He/Him) is the Transition & Engagement Student Lead at the Student Experience Office. His projects include hosting summer webinars, the Students Meets Students virtual socials, and managing content on Raftr.  Jonah is a Concurrent Education student here at Queen's, and is entering the final year of his BEd, having recently completed his BScH in Chemistry. More personally, he is an avid dancer, LOVES a good iced coffee and is beyond excited to welcome the class of 2028 to Queen’s!   

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Mae Sacamay

Mae (she/her) is the Off-Campus Student Lead for the Student Experience Office, where she oversees programming and resources for the Off-Campus Community. This program is dedicated to supporting incoming first year students living in Kingston and beyond. Mae manages a range of initiatives including the Off-Campus Community orientation, webinars, resource accessibility, and various events and support systems throughout the academic year. A passionate Linguistics and Employment Relations student at Queens University, Mae is dedicated to the importance of leadership and DEI work. When she's not busy with work or school, you can find her indulging in her love for baking or diving into a good book 

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Alice Brisbin

Alice (she/her) is the Marketing & Communications Student Lead where she oversees the support and promotion of various programs in the SEO. Her role impacts all areas of the student experience through the creation and management of websites and social media content. Alice is in her fourth year in the Film & Media department here at Queen’s. In her free time, she can be found editing videos, watching films, or trying a new drink at CoGro! 

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Julianna Bennett

Julianna (she/her) is the Gender-Based Violence Education, Outreach & Operations Student Lead and ensures the program facilitators are well equipped to deliver a variety of educational workshops to students and staff on campus. These workshops include bystander intervention, healthy relationships, consent culture and responding to disclosures, all of which reflect her passion for building a safer campus culture. Julianna is a fourth-year psychology and sociology student who enjoys being in nature and spending time with family. She hopes to be a mentor through her work at the SEO and a source of support for those who need it. 

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Revathi Shivakumar

Revathi (She/her) is the Development Programs Student Lead at the Student Experience Office, where she supports the Leadership Workshop Series Program. Supporting this program entails delivering requested and open workshops on campus, organizing the semesterly Leadership Summit, and supporting other initiatives like the Club Hub, Leadership Library and more. Revathi is entering her 4th year of the Health Sciences program. In her free time, she loves to read, and spend time in the kitchen cooking new recipes and baking treats for her friends! 

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Jasmine Xue

Jasmine (she/her) is the Shift Project Student Lead and supports the planning, promotion, and delivery of initiatives, in alignment with the results from the Shift Survey. These initiatives aim to foster a healthy, safe, and inclusive environment for all students, particularly focusing on equity-deserving student groups. Jasmine is in her fourth year of Health Sciences. When she's not busy, you can find her reading thriller novels or knitting! 

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Massimo Recupero

Massimo (he/him) is the Mentorship Programs Student Lead at the Student Experience Office, supporting the QSuccess First-Year and Upper Year Peer Mentor Programs. His projects include Mentor and Mentee recruitment, organizing and facilitating Mentor training sessions, updating and developing the MentorCity online training platform, providing ongoing Mentor and Mentee support, and more. Massimo is a Concurrent Education student with teachables in History and Drama, entering the final year of his BEd this year. When he’s not working, he enjoys listening to music, trying on new outfits, and performing in musical theatre productions. 

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Keerat Dhothar

Keerat’s (she/her) role as the First Year Foundation Student Assistant involves being the first point of contact via the office phone and email, assisting with SOAR registration, and providing administrative support to our FYF programs. In her free time, Keerat will be looking for a new recipe to try and hopefully not set off a fire alarm! She loves reading and will never say no to a vigorous hiking trail.