Student Experience Office

Student Experience Office
Student Experience Office

Meet the 2020-2021 Mentors

The BISC mentors are a select group of student leaders who attended the BISC in their first year of undergraduate studies and have completed their second year of undergraduate studies at Queen's University's Kingston campus. They know what it is like to familiarize themselves with a new campus and university environment. They understand the amazing year that you have just experienced, and they are eager to make sure everyone has a fantastic second year of university.  

Learn more about your mentor: 

BISC Mentor: Alexandra

Hi everyone! I am a fourth-year international student from Taiwan, majoring in Geography with GIS and Urban Planning certificates. Besides BISC mentor, I am involved in QTW, Queen's Taiwanese Student Association, as a co-chair and currently looking into getting involved in other clubs. Remember to come to the Welcome to Kingston Day. Can't wait to meet you guys!

BISC Mentor: EricaHi everyone! I spent my first year at the castle and I'm going into my third year of life science specialization. My favourite place I visited during my time at the BISC was Paris, as you can tell from my picture at The Louvre. This year I had the opportunity to participate in the choral ensemble at the Dan School and I was also the graphic designer for Queen's Hong Kong Student Association. Spending a year at the BISC was such an incredible experience that I decided to go on exchange in my third year. I will be spending the upcoming winter semester abroad at Korea University. I am also an orientation leader, known as a Gael, for this year's orientation week. Some of my interests include baking, playing the guitar, singing, and biking. I know how challenging the transition into second-year can be so don't be afraid to reach out if you have any questions! I'm super excited to meet everyone and learn about your experiences!

BISC Mentor: JessieHello everyone! I will be entering into my fourth year as a Political Studies major and graduating with the Certificate in Law, aiming for law school or grad school to do policy studies. I stayed in Residence for a year and a half before coming back to the castle last semester. I used to be a Floor Rep for ResSoc and a member of the Queen's Chorus. I volunteered for the NEWTS Orientation and participated in the Queen's Model Parliament. I'm also enrolled in the Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program. I'm very academically oriented - I love doing research and stuff - so I presented at the Inquiry@Queen's Undergraduate Research Conference and I'm currently working to publish on the Politicus journal. Please feel free to send any relevant questions my way if I haven't chatted about them with you in person already! I miss you all, and hopefully I will get to see you all again soon.

BISC Mentor: VeronicaHello! I am a concurrent education student majoring in LLCU with a History minor, and teachable in Geography and History. I have participated in a variety of programs on and off the Queen's campus. I volunteered for Ontario Universities Fair, with the Breakfast Club and I took lessons with Queen's Dance Club (QDC). In my second year I was a member of the chamber choir Polyhymnia at the Dan School. Off-campus I was a volunteer for the Kingston Canadian Film Festival and was a volunteer tour guide for the Kingston City Hall. In addition, I have just returned from a year abroad in China and Australia, and this upcoming year I will be a residence Don on main campus. Other than that, I love to spend time with friends, going to different events and lectures happening around campus and am always at Douglas Library doing an assignment. Looking forward to meeting you guys and chatting all about your amazing experiences!