The QSAA has a team of volunteer Ambassadors who help plan and run QSAA events, attend alumni events, and represent Queen's students to the alumni community.
Executive Leadership Team
Taylor Jennings, Artsci'15 (Politics)
Taylor brings her QSAA, athletic, and community-building skill-set to the QSAA President position in 2014-15. As the VP Events on the QSAA this year, she has successfully implemented some terrific Alumni Speaker and Backpack to Briefcase event deliverables. Through her past involvement with the Queen’s Best Buddies Executive, Co-chairing the United Way committee to a successful Queen’s Gives Back food drive, and in her role as Director for the Start2Finish Kingston initiative, Taylor has a proven track record of leadership and motivation. She is an avid swimmer and lifeguard from London, ON, Taylor was also Floor Rep for Jean Royce Hall and attended the Bader International Study Centre in the summer session of 2013. Follow her on Twitter @QSAA.
Vice President, Events
Tuba Chishti, Artsci'14 (Biochemistry)
Tuba has an extensive Queen’s involvement history, from her roles as an Arts and Science Senator, Queen’s Journal author, Student Director on the AMS Board of Directors, President and CEO of MCRC. Tuba went to high school in Saudi Arabia and hails from Mississauga. She is well suited to take the QSAA Events portfolio in a strategic and targeted direction next year.
Vice President, Giving
Marlee Hirson, Artsci'15 (English)
As a former QSAA Ambassador, Marlee now takes over the QSAA ThankQ Gift and philanthropic initiatives as a Vice President. Marlee hails from Thornhill and has been involved with QMJC as a Marketing Coordinator, QUISH, and worked for Walkhome this past year. Marlee has been an equestrian for many years and is passionate about traveling. With her past involvements and experience as a QSAA Ambassador, Marlee is looking forward to bringing new ideas to QSAA and increasing student engagement with philanthropy on campus.
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Graeme Matichuk, Artsci'15 (Lifesci)
Graeme was raised in St. Albert, Alberta and knew from the start that his time at Queen’s would be an adventure to remember. He is a second year Life Sciences student with aspirations of working in pediatrics or neuroscience research. This year, he is involved with Walkhome, Queen’s Conference on Philanthropy, Peer Health Educators, and QSAA. As Graphic Design Chair for the QSAA, Graeme hopes that effective marketing of QSAA events will help all students get involved with the unique Queen’s student-alumni relationship that strengthens our community.
Vice President, Volunteers
Ekaterina Manoilenko, Artsci'15 (Global Development & Health Studies)
Ekaterina was born in Russia where she lived until coming to Canada for university in the Fall of 2011. She found Queen’s on the web, fell in love with the pictures of campus, applied, and couldn’t be happier to be a part of Queen’s family and its rich tradition. Ekaterina’s future dream job would be working in health promotion field – anywhere in the world as she loves living in different places, but eventually would like to expand this field in hometown Moscow. She decided to become a part of QSAA to feel prepared for her future as a Queen’s graduate, get some experience in event planning, as well as meet students and alumni to learn from them.