Queen's University Biology

Departmental Student Council

Meet your 2017-2018 Student Council!
President (Academics and Operations)

Hi guys! My name is Meredith Liang-He and I am one of your Biology DSC Co-Presidents for the 2018-19 school year. I run the Academics and Operations side of the DSC. I am a 4th year Con-Ed student in the Biology-Psychology SSP. What I love most about Biology at Queen’s is the amazing community that we have of both students and profs. We are a very close department and I want to work hard this year to provide students with greater access and knowledge of all of the amazing opportunities that Queen’s Biology has to offer, like QUBS courses, SWEP etc.! If you ever want to chat about Biology - or about any of my favourite things: food, music, movies and English lit., don’t hesitate to contact me @ biol.dsc@asus.queensu.ca.

President (Social and Student Affairs)

Hey everyone! My name is Farah Sadoon and I am one of your Co-Presidents for this school year, responsible for Social and Student Affairs! I am a fourth year Biology-Psychology Specialization student who is also in Concurrent Education! My favourite areas of biology are definitely ecology and evolution! Some of my favourite memories at Queen’s so far have been from my experiences studying biology in the field. If you ever want to talk about anything at all (especially Harry Potter), feel free to contact me @  biol.dsc@asus.queensu.ca.

Undergrad Representative

Hey friends! My name is Scott Schrempf and I am so excited to be your Undergrad Representative for the 2018/19 school year. I’m going into my fourth year of biology and love animals, evolution and ecology. Fun fact: I know a lot of the latin names for the different orders and families of fishes. Please feel free to reach out if you have any thoughts and ideas on ways to better the department!

USAT Coordinator 

Hi everyone! My name is Sydney Berman and I’m your USAT Coordinator this year. I’m in my third year of a bio major and health minor here at Queen’s. I really enjoy learning about biostatistics and ecology.  I am also a huge fan of Netflix and re-watching Friends, The Office or Grey’s Anatomy for the thousandth time but it often gets in the way of studying oops! I’m super excited for all the great things the DSC has planned this year!

Social Coordinator

Hi everyone! My name is Emily Elliott, and I am one of the social coordinators for the 2018/19 year! I am in third year Con Ed, majoring in biology, with a love for ecology! I also love reading (english teachable!), costume parties, and watching The Office over and over again. I am looking forward to an incredible year, and am so excited to plan lots of different event for the department. Feel free to send me any suggestions you may have!

Social Coordinator

Hello friends! My name is Andrea Morris and I am one of the Social Coordinators for the DSC for the 2018/19 school year. I am currently in my third year in a biology major. I have a passion for all things biology, especially anything involving evolution and genetics. When I’m not in the lab, I love going on long runs and being outdoors. I am so excited to plan fun events this year that celebrate Biology! Feel free to come say hey whenever you see me!

Social Coordinator
Hey friends!  My name is Natalie Janssen and I’m one of your Social Coordinators for the 2018/2019 year.  I’m currently in fourth year of my Biology major. I’m a huge fan of golf, camping, animals and spending time outside. I’m quite interested in conservation ecology and the field of biotechnology.  This year we’re going to host many fun events for you guys. If you have any suggestions or ideas please feel free to reach out!
Fourth Year Representative

Hey everyone! My name is Krysten Finn and I will be one of your fourth year representatives for the 2018- 2019 academic year. I have lived in Kingston for most of my life and am proud to call it home. I am entering into my fourth year in biology and am very interested in microbiology and genetics. When I’m not in class, I can probably be found working at Fort Henry, going to a fitness class at the ARC, dancing or travelling. I welcome any questions or suggestions for Queen’s biology, so please don’t hesitate to contact me or come up to me after class! Have a great year!

Fourth Year Representative

Hey, I’m Vic Alfano and I’m super excited to be a fourth year bio rep. I’ve absolutely loved being a part of the bio community the past couple of years, getting to see all that the department has to offer (QUBS rocks- go if you can!). I recently got back from exchange in Sydney, Australia and am looking forward to getting settled back into Queen’s/Kingston again. I can usually be spotted at Cogro on the daily, so if you see me around don’t be shy! Whether you have questions about bio, exchange, or just life in general, feel free to reach out because I’m always happy to help!

Third Year Representative

Hey everyone! My name is Natalie Chaput and I am one of the third year representatives this year. My interests lie primarily in evolutionary biology and biodiversity, more specifically in studying and reading about how and why certain adaptations arise and lead to events such as speciation. Apart from biology, I love to do yoga, be outdoors, and pet dogs. I am super excited for this year and for all of the great events we have planned for all of you! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or suggestions.

Third Year Representative

Hello there! My name is Mariah Falzon and I am super pumped to be one of your third year representatives. I am currently in my third year BioPsych Specialization! I’m interested in evolutionary biology as there are so many cool adaptations in the species we see today. Other than being a bio lover, I enjoy music, movies, basketball and a good book. I am excited to meet new people, so don’t be afraid to say hey whenever you see me.

Second Year Representative

Hey everyone! My name is Micah Grubert Van Iderstine (G.V.I. if you want a shot of pronouncing it) and I am one of the Second Year Representatives this school year. Fun Fact: I’m from Winnipeg! I am just beginning a specialization in Biotechnology, in which I am following the molecular science stream. My favourite areas so far are genetics and biochemistry. When I’m not doing school work I love hanging out with friends, watching sports, playing sports, as well as reading, travelling, and taking pictures! I’m so excited to work with everyone on the DSC this year, and look forward to trying to make this year the best it can be for all of you Bio-people!

First Year Representative

Hey guys! My name is Ariana, I’m from Toronto and I’m currently in my first year at Queen’s! I’m in the Science program and hope to either specialize in BioPsyc or major in Biology next year. I am so excited to be one on the First Year Reps for the Biology DSC and get to help convey to the rest of the first year science students how interesting the field of biology is and all the different opportunities there are at Queen’s in the biology department!

First Year Representative
Hey! My name is Alina and I’m so excited to be the first year rep for the year! I’m from Kingston and am so happy I get to finally call the Queen’s community my home. After first year, I hope to major in life science and continue on in the biology field! I can’t wait to get to know the rest of the first year biology class and meet all of you!
Fundraising Coordinator

Hey Everyone! My name is Jocelyn Zamin and I am super excited to be one of your fundraising representatives for the 2018-2019 year. I am a fourth year biology student from Waterloo, Ontario and love all things bio from animals to biotechnology. When I’m not in the classroom I love to horseback ride, travel and sing Drops of Jupiter on Karaoke nights! Please feel free to reach out if you have any suggestions for some super awesome fundraising events! Or just to say hi!

Fundraising Coordinator

Hey everyone! My name is Kathleen Waterston and I am one of the Fundraising Representatives for the 2018-2019 school year. I’m in my fourth year of the BioPsych Specialization and I’m from West Hartford, Connecticut. I love bio and especially science communication! Outside of school I enjoy music, reading, and hiking. Please let me know if you want any cool fundraising events or just say hi!

Workshop Coordinator

Hi! My name is Jory Griffith and I am in my fourth year and my third year in the student council. I am the workshop coordinator this year and I’m excited to organize workshops that will help you exceed in your classes, apply for jobs, and figure out what you want to do in the future. If you have any questions or ideas for workshops I’m always down to chat!

Careers Representative

Hey everyone! My name is Elizabeth Garland and I’m so excited to be one of your Careers Coordinators for this year! I am currently in my fourth year doing a major in biology with a minor in psychology, and I’m also doing my thesis- so you can always find me in Biosci! Whether you have questions about the careers conferences, fourth year opportunities, or just anything in general please feel free to reach out!

Hey Everyone! My name is Shoshannah Dwara and I am so excited to be your secretary this year for the Biology Department Student Council! Currently, I am in my 2nd year as a Biology Major and potential Drama minor. That being said, I love to act as well as read in my spare time! My messages are always open for anyone who may have questions regarding ways to get involved in the Biology Department or anything concerning Biology! I’m so grateful to have been given this opportunity and absolutely cannot wait to work with the team!
Public Relations Coordinator

My name is Mansuba Rana and I’ll be working as one of the other Public Relations Coordinator on the Biology DSC for the 2018-2019 year! I am from Richmond Hill, ON and will be entering my fourth year as a Biology major with interests in molecular and developmental biology. Check out the Biology DSC instagram page to be up-to-date with all things biology (events, socials, etc)! I love to meet new people, so if you see me around Bio Sci, feel free to come up and say hi!

P.S I’m a sucker for memes!

Public Relations Coordinator

Hi everyone! I’m Isabella Honess and I’m one of the Public Relations representatives this year. I’m currently in my third year majoring in Biology and love all things bio, especially ecology and evolution! I love to spread bio cheer which you’ll probably see a lot of on Facebook where I’ll keep you up to date on all the fun and exciting activities your DSC is running! I’m looking forward to a fun year with the DSC and if you see me around feel free to say hi!

RTP and Undergraduate Representative

Hey beautiful people! My name is Fafali Ahadzi and I’m the RTP Rep for the 2018/19 school year. I’m a 4th year Biology major and Psychology minor here at Queen’s and I’m excited to work alongside such talented, driven people who are passionate about all things biology. In my free time I love trying new foods, being outdoors and creating art. I’m excited to meet some new faces this year, so feel free to say hi whenever you see me!


Hi Everyone! My name is Jane Cooper and I'm so excited to be returning to the Bio DSC as the IT/Tech representative. I'm a fourth year bio major with a passion for bioethics, so I like to balance my science course-load with some philosophy! I am currently on exchnage in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but an looking forward to returning to Queen's for my final semester!  I also love exploring the outdoors in all seasons, dancing and horseback riding outside of school, and am always to chat :)


Hello!  My name is Jameel and I will be your treasurer for this year.  I am currently in my third year of my biology major and entrepreneurship certificate here at Queen’s.  I’m really interested in ecology and medicine. My favourite things to do are play/watch hockey (go leafs go!), play video games with my friends, and watch Netflix.  I’m super excited for what this year has in store!

Bio-Culture Newsletter Coordinator

Hey everyone! My name is Jillian Campbell and I am the newsletter coordinator for the 2018/2019 school year. I’m currently in my third year of biology and really love ecology and evolution! Outside of biology I love watching hockey, spending time outdoors at the cottage and reading a good book! I’m super excited to meet new people and keep you all up to date on what’s going on in the department this year!


Hi everyone! My name is Katie Walker and I'm one of the Graphics coordinators on the DSC this year! I'm in my 4th year of bio and I'm super interested in conservation biology and sustainability. When I'm not in class, I'm either at the gym, enjoying expensive cappuccinos that I can't afford, or tearing it up on the dance floor at The Brooklyn. If you have any questions about Bio (or turtles, they’re my fav), I'd love to chat!

Hello everyone! My name is Evelyn Newman and I am currently in third year biology at Queen’s. I am passionate about conservation, ecology, and travelling. I am also creative and enjoy combining a love of biology with a love for art. I can’t wait to see what events are coming up this year and who I will meet!
SSP Representative
Hi! I’m Emma Redfearn, the SSP Representative for this year. I’m from the very small town of Ailsa Craig and I’m so excited to be going into my fourth year of BioPsych. I especially love where these two fields meet and studying brain and behaviour.  Can’t wait to plan some great events for all of our specialization students so if you have any questions or suggestions let me know!