Meet your 2019-2020 Student Council

Executives

Kyra Balogh

Kyra Balogh

President
Year/Program:
4th year Honours MIT with a minor in English
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
The animated cartoon of Lizzie McGuire
Go to Spoke order:
Everything bagel toasted with spinach and feta cream cheese
3 things you can’t live without:
Bravo TV, sour cream, and my mom
Victoria Giguere

Victoria Giguere

VP Communications
Year/Program:
3rd year Honours MIT with a minor in Sociology and Studio Arts certificate
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Zack Martin from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Go to Spoke order:
Jalapeno cheddar bagel with spinach and feta cream cheese and a peach Pure Leaf iced tea #branded 
3 things you can’t live without:
Memes, a textural element in my food (Chopped Canada taught me well), and fries with WHITE VINEGAR (don’t fight me on this)
Katie Bennett

Katie Bennett

VP Academic
Year/Program:
3rd year Honours MIT with a minor in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
T.J. Detweiler (we have the same fashion sense)
Go to Spoke order:
Buffalo wrap with fries bby
3 things you can’t live without:
Headphones (because music), my bag of makeup (because I literally get ready on campus every day), and some snacks (an apple or a cookie are preferred options)
Alexa Cabral

Alexa Cabral

VP Finance
Year/Program:
4th year Honours MIT with a certificate in Digital Communications
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Miley Stewart – who doesn’t love a girl who lives a double life?  
Go to Spoke order:
Spinach and quinoa salad with grilled chicken – GOAT
3 things you can’t live without:
Netflix, Belfort fridays, and memes (only tag me in good ones)
Vanessa Stalony

Vanessa Stalony

VP Events
Year/Program:
3rd Year Honours MIT with a minor in Comp Sci and a certificate in Digital Communication
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Chris Rock from Everybody Hates Chris
Go to Spoke order:
Pickled spears with chipotle sauce (don’t judge it before you try it peeps) and a vanilla iced coffee
3 things you can’t live without:
Coffee, Wine, Netflix

Communications

Ewen Cameron

Ewen Cameron

Production Coordinator
Year/Program:
3rd year Honours MIT
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Ron Stoppable from Kim Possible
Go to Spoke order:
Buffalo chicken quesadilla and iced coffee
3 things you can’t live without:
Headphones, water bottle, and a big Sharpie
Paige Schnarr

Paige Schnarr

Communications Liason
Year/Program:
4th year Honours MIT with a certificate in Digital Communication 
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Beans from Even Stevens cause he is my idol
Go to Spoke order:
Iced coffee cause I’m boring and #basic
3 things you can’t live without:
Giphy (love a great gif), an unripe banana (don’t @ me), and Game of Thrones (because of Jon Snurr)
Meredith Mitchell

Meredith Mitchell

Street Team Coordinator
Year/Program:
3rd year MIT with a certificate in Digital Communications
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Zoboomafoo
Go to Spoke order:
Jalapeno cheddar double toasted (a crunchy lady) with roasted red pepper cream cheese
3 things you can’t live without:
My mom’s medical advice, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and my dog
Alyssa Arone

Alyssa Arone

Webmaster
Year/Program:
3rd year MIT
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Spinelli from Disney’s Recess, always tough but definitely a softie if you dig enough
Go to Spoke order:
Buffalo chicken wrap… and I cannot stress this enough… every Thursday night at Spoke Trivia
3 things you can’t live without:
Lip balm, Law and Order: SVU, and my foster cat, Sassy. 
Alessia Passafiume

Alessia Passafiume

Street Team Coordinator
Year/Program:
4th year Honours MIT
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Max Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place
Go to Spoke order:
Asiago sourdough bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese and an iced coffee (half ice with soy milk)
3 things you can’t live without:
The Morning Toast, 800 (minimum) cloves of garlic in every meal, Janes chicken nuggets
Elisabeth Edwards

Elisabeth Edwards

OPENWIDE Editor-in-Chief
Year/Program:
4th year double Major in MIT and English Literature
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
I am LITTERALLY Monica Gellar from Friends, uptight neat freaks for the win
Go to Spoke order:
Cheddar and herb bagel with roasted red pepper cream cheese
3 things you can’t live without:
Chocolate every damn day, Parks and Rec, essential oils

Academic

Skai Bekeris

Skai Bekeris

Student Production Fund Coordinator
Year/Program:
4th year Honours MIT with a certificate in Digital Communications
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Hannah Montana 4ever 
Go to Spoke order:
Buffalo fingers and fries with sauce on the side
3 things you can’t live without:
Snacks (I’m the snack queeeen), my massive 1.5L water bottle, and Netflix/Prime Video/Hulu (a girl’s gotta have her options)
Asha Sivarajah

Asha Sivarajah

Faculty Liason
Year/Program:
4th year Honours MIT with a minor in Political Science
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Hybrid of Gretchen and Spinelli from Disney’s Recess
Go to Spoke order:
Jalapeno cheddar bagel with spinach and feta cream cheese
3 things you can’t live without:
Water (because I will literally die), every season of The Office (or at least the first seven), and music (so I can always have a dance party in my head)
Katrina Desjardins

Katrina Desjardins

Assistant Faculty Liason
Year/Program:
2nd year Honours MIT
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Chase Matthews from Zoey 101
Go to Spoke order:
Jalapeno cheddar bagel with plain cream cheese and caramel iced coffee (match made in heaven)
3 things you can’t live without:
My Crocs, Teddy Grahamsand Aquaphor (Dry lips? Dry hands? Dry phone? Aquaphor) 
Madeleine Asta

Madeleine Asta

Advocacy Commissioner
Year/Program:
3rd year Honours MPI with a minor in Dance
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Roxy from Hannah Montana
Go to Spoke order:
BLT bagelwich on mushroom swiss bagel with cucumbers instead of tomatoes
3 things you can’t live without:
Skinny Pop, my Furbo, and WebMD
Abigail Knubley

Abigail Knubley

Advocacy Commissioner
Year/Program:
3rd year Honours MIT
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Lilly Truscott from Hannah Montana (because I too would be oblivious enough to not notice my best friend is a pop star)
Go to Spoke order:
Black iced coffee and jalapeno cheddar bagel with cream cheese
3 things you can’t live without:
Tissues (it’s not as sad as it sounds), chapstick, and coffee
Allison Frezell

Allison Frezell

MPI Representative
Year/Program:
4th year MPI
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Chelsea from That’s So Raven
Go to Spoke order:
Quesadilla (no tomato), fries, and iced tea
3 things you can’t live without:
 S’well bottle, Nespresso coffee machine + milk frother, Thursday night @ Ceeps 
Alissar Arnaout

Alissar Arnaout

MTP Representative
Year/Program:
4th year MTP
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Mr. Moseby (in his sassiest moments) 
Go to Spoke order:
Veggie burger with cheese, mayo, no tomato and fries with mountain dew (always) 
3 things you can’t live without:
An unnecessarily large collection of perfume, cinnamon gum, a strong shoe game
Hae Eun (Hayley) Lee

Hae Eun (Hayley) Lee

International Outreach Coordinator
Year/Program:
2nd year MPI with a possible minor in Environmental Science
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Alex Russo from Wizard’s of Waverly Place or Rico from Hannah Montana
Go to Spoke order:
Veggie bagelwich on asiago sourdough bagel
3 things you can’t live without:
Hyaluronic acid serum, my Spotify account to listen to podcasts or my own playlists (follow me @organicbean), and 0.38 Muji pens

Events

Cameron Hart

Cameron Hart

Student Support Commissioner
Year/Program:
4th year MIT
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Perry the Platypus
Go to Spoke order:
Ham and swiss with no tomato on a jalapeno cheddar bagel
3 things you can’t live without:
Headphones, coffee, and sunglasses 
Aleah Balas

Aleah Balas

Alumni and Graduate Representative
Year/Program:
4th year Honours MIT
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Ally from Ally McBeal (nicknamed after her so I am literally her)
Go to Spoke order:
Jalapeno cheddar bagel with spinach and feta cream cheese
3 things you can’t live without:
Balmdotcom (pls sponsor me), egg Mcmuffins and Converse 
Chantal Hermetz

Chantal Hermetz

Outreach Facilitator
Year/Program:
4th year Honours MIT with a certificate in Digital Communication
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Stanley from “That’s So Raven” because he knows what’s up
Go to Spoke order:
Medium coffee, jalapeno cheddar bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese HEAVILY DIPPED in cheddar beer soup
3 things you can’t live without:
Cheese, coffee, and beer. There’s a pattern here, folks
Vanessa Hill

Vanessa Hill

Outreach Facilitator
Year/Program:
3rd year Honours MIT
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Harper from Wizards of Waverly Place
Go to Spoke order:
Plain bagel with butter because I like the simple things, and a vanilla iced coffee with soy
3 things you can’t live without:
Netflix, a comfy bed, chips (I have an addiction it’s fine)
Emma Lorenzi

Emma Lorenzi

Head Soph
Year/Program:
4th year Honours MIT with a minor in Creative Writing
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Bubbles from Powerpuff Girls
Go to Spoke order:
Veggie bagelwich on a jalapeno cheddar bagel all day every day
3 things you can’t live without:
Chapstick, headphones, and caffeine

Chairperson and AVPs

Alexis Brodie

Alexis Brodie

AVP Events
Year/Program:
4th year Honours MIT
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
DW from Arthur because she is the master of sass and her chirps are fire
Go to Spoke order:
Jalapeno cheddar bagel with roasted red pepper cream cheese and a vanilla iced coffee
3 things you can’t live without:
Kraft Dinner, my dog, and begging my mom to etransfer me money
Nicole Boyd

Nicole Boyd

AVP Academic
Year/Program:
2nd year Honours MIT
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
The one and only Lizzie McGuire
Go to Spoke order:
Veggie bagelwich (hummus instead of cream cheese) on a Canadian harvest bagel
3 things you can’t live without:
Chapstick, my reusable cutlery set (because we trying to save the planet), peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
Robyn Fennell

Robyn Fennell

Chairperson
Year/Program:
4th year double major in MIT and Sociology
If you were a character from an early 2000’s show, who would you be?
Maddie from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Go to Spoke order:
Veggie bagelwich on cheddar and herb bagel
3 things you can’t live without:
Music, salt and vinegar chips, and chicken nuggest from Dons

Huge shoutout to the BEYOND AMAZING photographer, Charu Sharma for making everyone on council look even more beautiful! Check out Charu’s work @ charusharma.ca

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