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Emily Miller

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Name: Emily Miller

Nickname(s): Em, Mimi, Sticks

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing about being ConEd is the unexpected family that I have gained. The countless classes, events, meetings and opportunities that this program has presented me with has given me the chance to find a group of people that not only will I spend the 5 years of this program with but people I can rely on.

Favourite first-year class?: ENIN140 was by far my favourite class, now having taken ENIN240 in second year as  well. It motivated me to do a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: My favourite thing about Teach Exec is how open and welcoming they were with all of us incoming teaches. They all put their best foot forward to connect with all of us in every meeting we have, while it is difficult to navigate the remote world.

Personal Spotlight: Heyyy Class of '26. My name is Emily Miller and I am beyond elated to see all of your faces :). I am majoring in Sociology and will be completing the P/S portion of the ConEd program and when you see me, I will be in third year. Here are somethings you should know; I know about every line and mannerism in FRIENDS and will most definitely recite them when watching, I have been a dancer since I was 2. I will 100% say Happy Birthday even if it is not your birthday but just when something good happens. I love reality tv and any silly Netflix original that gets released, I could drink coffee like it is water, and will always be a chocolate>candy person. Once again, I am super duper excited to meet all of you froshies and do not be shy to say hey if we cross paths :)))) AH I AM SO EXCITED

Words of wisdom:

I'm not great at the advice, can I interest you in a sarcastic comment? - Chandler Bing. In all seriousness coming to Queens was my first time living away from home, as I have never been to overnight camp. It is extremely important to remember that is normal to feel nervous or anxious about this journey that you are about to embark on. From personal experience, say hi to everyone you meet cause you never know who may become your best friend. By reaching out to people and engaging in social activities it will make this experience at university all the more special and memorable, as you will meet people that will change your life for the better.

Hanna Romkema

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Name: Hannah Romkema

Nickname(s): Han

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Oakville, Ontario

Favourite thing about ConEd?: the supportive environment and joyful atmosphere

Favourite first-year class?: POLS 110

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: being on a team with so many amazing and positive people

Personal Spotlight: What's up class of 26! My name is Hannah Romkema, and I am so excited to meet everyone coming into the program this year. I am majoring in Political Studies with a minor in global development and I am in P.J. My dream is to become a teacher in Europe to teach Social Studies, Geography, and English. Here are some fun facts about me: I am 6 ft tall, I can't go a day without diet coke, and if you play any pop song from 2010-now, I will be able to tell you what song it is and who it's sung by. I also love the show "How to get away with murder" and any other thrilling crime show, and I absolutely love travelling. I can't wait to meet all of you and if you see me around during O-week or on campus, please don't hesitate to say hi! I absolutely love meeting new people, especially incoming Con-Eddies :)

Words of wisdom: It is so important to be yourself and to not care what other people think of you. Going to university is a fresh start and you have the opportunity to do what makes you happy. You are now surrounded by so many new people that will absolutely love the real you and it is so important to embrace who you are without worrying what people think because you will find your people!! It is so tempting to try to change who you are in order to gain friends, but I promise if you remain true to who you are, you will be met with so many people just like you that can't wait to be your friend. Especially in the Con-Ed community, there are so many kind-hearted good people that you will meet and instantly become friends with! Do not fret besties, be authentically you and you will rock your first year :)

Arthiga Kunabalalingam

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Name: Arthiga Kunabalalingam

Nickname(s): Arthi

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Favourite thing about ConEd?: My favourite thing has got to be the close knit community. It's such a relief to see other con-ed friends in classes other than prof.

Favourite first year class?: HIST104/105 - I took these courses on a whim and decided to major in History because of it! 

Favourite thing about Teach Exec?: Their ability to divide the room with controversial takes like whether you should wash your legs in the shower or not (correct answer: ALWAYS wash your legs in the shower)

Personal Spotlight: Hey, I'm Arthi and I can't wait to get to meet everyone! I'm in my 2nd year, majoring in History. I am also in I.S with teachables in History and French. My coolest fact about me is that I have 8 piercings and always ready for more. My all time favourite show is New Girl and I must have watched it at least 7 times. I've always got a book in my tote bag and an overpriced iced coffee in hand. On the side, I play the violin and swim, yet I still pant after running up a staircase. I am SO excited to meet you wonderful people to Con-Ed so that you can join in on our community, where we hope you will feel at home! 

Words of wisdom: As corny as it sounds, live in the present. Thinking about the past and worrying about the future will take away your time from NOW. You can't change the past, and you won't know the future for sure, but you can always control the present and what you're doing right now. Things have a way of working out, and if you're reading this at this moment, that means things have always worked out for you this far!