The Team

Meet our 2017 team!!



Hello! My name is Leah and I am so excited to be organizing the Shinerama campaign at Queen’s University with this amazing and passionate committee. I am going into my fourth year of a Life Sciences degree, and eagerly await the day that we will be able to announce that a cure for Cystic Fibrosis has been found. When I’m not working on our campaign, you can spot me in the library attempting to quietly eat crunchy vegetables while sipping on my third cup of tea of the day. I am looking forward to the opportunity to introduce Shinerama to thousands of incoming Queen’s students during Orientation Week in September 2017 thanks to the efforts of the Arts and Science Orientation Coordinators and leaders, and generous donors who support us! Keep on shining!


Hi! My name is James Morden and I am heading into my third year here at Queen’s University, in the Life Sciences program. I have always been passionate about helping others and planning events – and so I am honoured to be able to combine the two, and raise money and awareness for Shinerama and Cystic Fibrosis research this year! I will be focussing on the Sidewalk Sale and a new community-wide event this Orientation Week, alongside the CARE committee and other Orientation Coordinators. My goal for Orientation Week 2017 is to engage the incoming students with the community by our Shinerama fundraising initiatives. I plan on helping do so by focusing on making Orientation Week memorable and fun! I am a public servant, working in the Deputy Minister’s Office of Public Safety Canada, and I enjoy visiting my cottage in Algonquin Provincial Park. Cystic Fibro is going to go!


Hello! My name is Taylor Hill and I am currently going into my 3rd year of Linguistics. I’m from Bermuda and I love to bake, read, watch Netflix and I’m quite the shopaholic! I am honoured to be a part of the Shinerama campaign at Queen’s this year! I am currently working on the campaign as an organizer of the Tour of the Town event and an amazing new event for the 2017 ASUS Orientation Week! The Tour of the Town is an event that is special to me as it made the transition to a new town and country so much easier. I am also so excited to be planning a new event that will facilitate bonding within Orientation groups and will be super fun! Through these events and the other events that my fantastic committee is planning, I hope that we will be able to ignite a passion for fundraising for Shinerama and finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis in the incoming first years.


Hi! I’m Ellie and I am so pumped to help raise awareness and fundraise for Shinerama at Queen’s! I’m really excited to see the impact students and the city of Kingston will be able to make for the many people affected by Cystic Fibrosis. Currently I am in my second year of Environmental Biology, and this year I am looking forward to helping find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis! My portfolios are Shine Day and Tour of the Town! Shine Day is a full day of activities and outreach, and all universities participating in Shinerama have Shine Day on the same day, which I think is pretty special! I love Tour of the Town because it helps first years get more familiarized with Kingston (and get tons of free samples) while raising money for Shinerama through the support of local businesses! Some things about me: I love owls, I despise cilantro, and I cannot wait to help welcome the Class of 2021! Shine on!!


Hi Everyone! I’m Becca and I am incredibly excited to start raising awareness about Cystic Fibrosis and fundraising for Shinerama. I am going into third year, studying Political Science with a minor in Global Development Studies. As an Orientation Coordinator, I am thrilled to be organizing the annual Sidewalk Sale and well as fundraising throughout the year as part of the Care Out There (COPS) portfolio. Some of my favourite things include travelling, making window art, blueberries, blowing giant bubbles and spending time with my friends and family. I am so excited to work with this amazing committee to encourage first year students to be as passionate as we are about finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis! Shine-erama, Shine, Shine, -erama!


Hi! I’m Maclite Tesfaye and I am thrilled to be helping fundraise for Queen’s University’s Shinerama campaign and the fight to end cystic fibrosis! Every year Shinerama’s involvement in orientation week educates thousands of students about the disease. In doing so, it encourages participation, bringing the world closer and closer to a cure. Alongside the other members of the CARE committee, I am looking forward to working on the Shine Rally and Shine Day portfolios. You will usually find me with a coffee in hand, and if enjoying free time, either listening to music, binging on a Netflix series, or spending time with my friends or family. I am so excited to help organize some of the most impactful events of orientation week and help fight cystic fibrosis alongside this incredible committee!


Hello! I’m Marcelo Da Silva and I have the pleasure of helping this wonderful group of people in their fundraising efforts for Shinerama. I am going into my third year of Life Sciences, and cannot wait to help make a difference in the lives of everyone effected by Cystic Fibrosis. The events/portfolios which I am responsible for include the Shine Rally and Care Out There (COPS). I enjoy a wide variety of activities, which include skiing, playing soccer, gaming, watching movies, and generally any activity that allows me to be with friends or make new ones! I cannot wait to help my new friends in this committee make a difference, and I am also very excited to welcome next year’s incoming students. Shine Bright!


Hello! My name is Katelyn Bell and I am blessed to be on the CARE Committee this year! I am going into my third year in Life Science and I cannot wait to be a part of the journey of exciting events, awareness and support Shinerama brings not only to Queen’s University and Kingston, but to universities all over Canada! I love volunteering with my various extracurriculars at school, spending countless hours in the anatomy lab, canoeing, camping, cross-country skiing and spending quality time with my family. I am honoured to be on the team organizing Shine Day, a wonderful event that brings the entire community together to fundraise and bring us closer to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, and Care out There, a series of events throughout the year to fundraise, bring awareness to and get everyone excited for the events to come in September! I cannot wait to see and be a part of the entire community working together towards a common goal – fundraise to further Cystic Fibrosis Research to find a cure! Thank you for your support! Remember to smile!!

The 2017 C.A.R.E. Committee!