Siena Margorian

Name: Siena Margorian

Nickname(s): Sisi, Siso

Preferred Pronouns: She/ her

Hometown: Vaughan

Favourite thing about ConEd?: Love and community like no other!!

Favourite first year class?: My favorite first year class is probably Bio 102/ 103! You get a broad sense of biology as a whole which helps you figure out what you're interested in!

Favourite thing about Teach exec?: Teach exec is always enthusiastic and supportive! If we ever need any help in any aspect of our lives, they make it clear that they are always here for us!

Personal Spotlight: Hi!!! My name is Siena and I love being a Queens Con-Eddie!! I want to major in Biology with teachables in French and hopefully Art! I love everything chocolate and Swiss Chalet! I also love meeting new people and am so excited to get to know Con Ed 24'!

Words of wisdom: Be yourself and don't be afraid to ask for help! There are so many people and resources on campus who work hard to make sure you are thriving!! Don't hesitate to come and ask me anything at all!!!

Lillian Gao

Name: Lillian Gao

Nickname(s): Lil, Lilly, Lillyfuls, Lilliana

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Markham, Ontario

Favourite thing about ConEd?: Everyone is so friendly and welcoming - literally every coneddie will smile and wave when they see each other! We have this special coned bond that keeps us all super close, we love and support each other no matter what! There's so much positivity in the faculty and the ConEd dances are so much fun :)

Favourite first year class?: PSYC100, I absolutely loved the content and had no idea I was interested in psychology until I took this class! The case studies were the most interesting and I felt like I could apply the content to everyday life.

Favourite thing about Teach exec?: They're super chill, funny and easy going people! They always try their best to create a safe and welcoming space for everyone. Don't be afraid to approach them, they're super friendly!!

Personal Spotlight: Hey hey!! I'm Lillian and I'm so so excited to meet you all! O-week was so memorable for me and I hope to make new memories with everyone! I'm in I/S with teachables in Biology and French. I loved my Grade 1 teacher so much that she made me want to become a teacher, I was SO excited to come to Queen's for ConEd! I used to swim competitively but I also love to skate and snowboard! At one point in my life I could play 7 instruments but not anymore sadly. I'm also obsessed with baking and cooking so I will happily feed you <3 I LOVE to travel and try new things and I love nothing more than my dog Caspar, and yes I would love to pet your dog!!

Words of wisdom: Being away from your home, family and friends will be scary, exciting, stressful, rewarding and just a whole bunch of emotions, it's the perfect place to discover who you are. Don't be afraid to get outside your comfort zone! Join a club, start a new hobby, be bold! You learn so much so quickly in first year, you gain independence and  If you're finding classes too stressful, having trouble making new friends - slow down, take a breath and trust me, it'll all work out! Always put your mental health before everything, don't push yourself too much, it's good to take breaks and talk to others if you're feeling overwhelmed - honestly we're all in the same boat. There is something for everyone, and don't forget I will always be a listening ear! First year flies by so fast, cherish all the memories you make, the obstacles you conquer and the milestones you accomplish!

Jason Burns

Name: Jason Burns

Nickname(s): Jay, Craisin

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

Hometown: Ottawa

Favourite thing about ConEd?: There's a huge sense of community! Everyone is very supportive and the whole vibe is very loving.

Favourite first year class?: Psyc 100! Super interesting and the lectures are always very engaging.

Favourite thing about Teach exec?: My favourite thing about teach exec is that they are all such caring individuals. Everyone wants you to succeed!

Personal Spotlight: Hello! I'm Jay and I'm pumped to meet y'all. My projected major is Psychology and I'm a giant nerd for all things math. When I'm not studying, working or volunteering, you can find me watching Queer Eye, RuPaul's Drag Race, playing Civ 6, reading, or hanging out with my friends. Talk to me about your dog!

Words of wisdom: GO TO YOUR CLASSES! Even if you don't want to, showing up is half the battle. Also- get the Starbucks TAM!

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