Emma Patterson

Name: Emma Patterson

Nickname(s): Emmabear (anything but "Em"... )

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Embrun (Prescott-Russell farm-ville)

Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about Con-Ed is how welcoming our faculty is, and how much everyone tries to really make you feel like you belong! This faculty is full of smiling faces and encouraging, supportive peers. To be honest, it really feels like a family in Con-Ed. <3

Favourite first year class?: Ear Training & Sight Singing (MUSC127 - Lab). It's challenging, but possibly the most fun I've ever had in any class! Very interactive and all about working individually AND as a group.

Favourite thing about Teach exec?: They are so sweet and kind and helpful! Having gotten to know some of them when they were teaches this past year, and now as a teach myself, it's an honour to be making a difference for our future First Years alongside them. They are dependable and straight up wonderful people!

Personal Spotlight: Hello! My name is Emma Patterson and I am absolutely thrilled to be a Teach for the incoming class of '24! I am currently working hard to achieve my specialized Bachelor of Music (in Percussion) partnered with the Dan School of Music and Drama, and I intend to become an I/S teacher with my second teachable being French. I was born in the Maritimes, I am a total nerd, and I have the worst sense of humour ever, but I think I'm hilarious. I love to travel, make others laugh, and play instruments. (I play drums/percussion, piano, ukulele, bass, trumpet...and maracas)  I also love warm beverages, so I have a very extensive collection of mugs. 


I'm super friendly and outgoing, so I cannot wait to individually meet Every Single One of next year's frosh! It's going to be a blast!

Words of wisdom: You are here for a give it your all in everything you do! Once you find what you're passionate about, never let it go...that's what will make you strong when times get tough. First-year is full of ups and downs, but even when you cannot see the sunshine, the best thing to do is to look for a reason to dance in the rain. <3 In the end, all we have to do is just keep swimming, just keep swimming....       :)

Kate Girard

Name: Kate Girard

Nickname(s): Katie

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Niagara Falls

Favourite thing about ConEd?: The sense of community and family. Everyone is always willing to help!

Favourite first year class?: FREN 150 - All of the French profs are amazing and super helpful!

Favourite thing about Teach exec?: My favourite thing about Teach exec is that they are some of the most welcoming and caring people that I know! They are always available as a resource for everyone and they work hard all year to make O-Week amazing!

Personal Spotlight: Hi! My name is Kate and I am sooo excited to be a Teach! I am a French major and I'm in the IS stream so my teachables are French and geography. If I'm not in class, you'll probably find me in Douglas Library in the Harry Potter room. I love dance and all things similar! I also love hanging out with my friends and watching movies. Late night baking sessions are also important to me!

Words of wisdom: Go at your own pace! University can be a stressful time but it's full of opportunities that come at different times for everyone. For me, second year was when I started to really get into the swing of things and that's when I started to become my own person and see what Queen's is all about. Don't compare your journey to someone else's!

Annalynn Plopp

Name: Annalynn Plopp

Nickname(s): Anna to the max😎

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Welland (Niagara Falls!)

Favourite thing about ConEd?: I love being surrounded by people who all have similar mindsets about teaching and education. I am incredibly passionate about education and I can't describe how great it feels to finally be spending my time as part of a faculty that embodies the values of caring for youth, lifelong learning, and an inherent sense of responsibility for those around us- you can really feel the ConEd love!

Favourite first year class?: French 150- We sat at a table group and our TA played us a different French song every lecture, it was very chill and easy!

Favourite thing about Teach exec?: My favourite thing about Teach Exec is how kind and dedicated they are. They are so nice to everyone and very open and friendly. I also really appreciate how dedicated they are to making O Week as successful as possible and I feel lucky to be working with such a great group of people (teach exec AND teaches!).

Personal Spotlight: Hi! My name is Annalynn and I am so excited to be a Teach!!!!! I am an English major in I.S. with teachables in English, French, and History. I speak Romanian and French and I'm currently learning German. I love travelling (my favourite vacation was last year in the Azores, Portugal, with my best friend!!), drawing, reading, and spending time with my friends. Although I can be reserved I have a huge heart and I am so excited to meet all of my froshies and help them have the best first year they possibly can! I also absolutely can't wait to make all of my frosh take the Myers Briggs personality test, which is my sick obsession :-)

Words of wisdom: Take everything one day at a time! O Week and first year itself can be really overwhelming, and if you get too caught up in everything going on it can become really hard. Making the effort to relax and take things as they come will help you to not only enjoy the good things as they happen, but be generally healthier and happier.

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The Concurrent Education Orientation Week acknowledges that Queen's University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory.