Name: Kelly Clark
Nickname(s): Kells, Bells, Kellster and occasionally Kellog’s
Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona
Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favorite thing about ConEd has to be the lovely people! Everyone I've met is so amazing and genuinely cares about you. Lots of ConEd love to go around <3
Favourite first-year class?: I had so much fun with my Into to Art History class (ARTH 120)! I didn't go into first year planning to major in Art History until I took this class and knew I had to keep learning about it!!
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: My favorite thing about Teach Exec is their wicked nicknames - #GOLDieLocks has my heart
Hi y'all! I'm Kelly and I'm one of your 2022 Teaches! I am super excited to meet you all and welcome you to Queen's! I'm going to be a second year Arts/PJ student this year and plan to do a medial (double-major) in Art History and Philosophy! In first year I lived on West campus so if you're a fellow westie give me a shout! If I were to fill in one of those 1st grade 'all about me posters' here's probably what you'd see:
First, obviously the stars and balloons, or what have you's, would be colored in with bright blue, yellow and red (possibly some pink). The "picture of me" would be one of my friends and I at ConEd camp! The cloud that says "Someday, I want to be. . . " would have TEACHER spelled out in rainbow crayons. The Sound of Music section (May Favorite Things) would have a poorly drawn red panda, semi-accurate map of Kingston, a Harry Potter lightning mark, a couple of tricolor hearts and a bunch of yellow paint splashes. And lastly the "My Pet" section would pay homage to my poor plant Jeremy who didn't make it past reading week (R.I.P).
Can't wait to hear 'all about you' at O-WEEK!!!
Words of wisdom: The best advice I can give would be to give it your all, whatever that is. You can only get as much out of something as you put in. I promise you that everyone is in the same boat and no one will judge you for showing up as yourself.
Name: Krista Vujacic
Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Favourite thing about ConEd?: The welcoming environment
Favourite first-year class?: HLTH 102
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: The BuzzFeed quizzes they create and all the stories they tell us
Personal Spotlight: Hello everyone! My name is Krista and I'm super excited to be a teach! I love organizing fun events like orientation week and bringing people together. I am in the I.S. stream planning to major in health studies with teachables in geography and Indigenous studies. Here are a couple fun facts about me: I played on the Queen's women's ultimate team this year, I hate all sea food, if you poke me in the arm I will be in so much pain (that being said...please don't), and I believe country music is the superior genre. I love playing sports, hanging out with friends, and being outside. I am so excited to (hopefully) meet you all and welcome you into the best program ever!
Words of wisdom: I understand that first year can be difficult. Just remember to put yourself out there, talk to new people, and most importantly be yourself :) I would also recommend getting involved in the school in whatever way you can. Lastly, explore new places on campus rather than spending all your time in your room...cogro is my favourite study spot!
Name: Marlee Abrams
Nickname(s): Mabrams, Charles, Mar
Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about ConEd is the close bond we have all made. Even after being online most for almost two years, I still feel that I have made so many friends. I also loved having the opportunity to participate in a practicum placement. This gives me the opportunity to meet new people, work with students, and to see what it is like in the teaching field.
Favourite first-year class?: My favourite first year class was Teaching Music to Kids. There is nothing like learning how to play the ukulele for the first time.
Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: My favourite thing about Teach Exec is having the opportunity to meet new people and create long lasting memories and bonds.
Personal Spotlight: Hey class of '26 my name is Marlee Abrams and I am so excited to meet you guys!! I am majoring in Sociology and I am in P.J. Here are some fun facts about me: I love playing hockey, I am a huge Toronto Maple Leaf fan (maybe this is the year they will win the cup?), I love travelling, I love going to the gym. I am so excited that you are in Con Ed and I can't wait to meet you guys!! I am here to help if you have any questions, comments, or concerns and don’t hesitate to reach out and say hi!!
Words of wisdom: “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching." I know coming into university may be overwhelming, scary, and confusing. The most important thing to remember is that you have so many people to support you and everything always works out. Just come to Queens with an open mind and just be you!! The first year of university was one of my favourites. It is a great opportunity to meet so many new people. There are so many events that are available to Con Ed students so I recommend getting involved!! I know you will do great and soon Queen's will feel like your second home.