First Year Representatives

Emily Dibdin

IMG_6296[241]Hi everyone! My name is Emily Dibdin and I’m extremely excited to be one of the first year student representatives for CUSS this year. This is my first year at Carleton taking Communications and Media Studies and loving it so far. I grew up in the Ottawa Valley and one of my most enjoyed things to do around the city is to go hiking in Gatineau Park, so if anyone wants a hiking buddy you know where to find me! I also love doing outdoorsy things such as, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and simply walking/skating down the canal. But I enjoy some good down time with my good friend Netflix. I am super friendly and outgoing so don’t be afraid to approach me with any questions or just to say hey. I Can’t wait to meet all of you at our awesome events this year!

Taia Goguen 

image1Hello! My name is Taia Goguen and I’m super excited to be one of your first year representatives for the 2017/18 school year. I’m obviously majoring in communications and media studies as well as double minoring in history and sociology. As for a little bit about me i’m a super adventurous person who loves trying new things and exploring new places! In my spare time you can catch me playing with my puppy, hanging out with friends, playing around with my camera or listening to tons of music. I’m also super into the french language and can hold a pretty good conversation if I do say so myself! I am super honoured to be able to be apart of the executive team for CUSS and can’t wait for what this year has in store!

Natalie Sparling Lucas

natalie carletonAyeee! My name is Natalie Sparling Lucas and I am one of your first-year representatives of CUSS for the  2017/2018 school year.  I’m in my first year of Communication and Media Studies with a double major in Film Studies.  I’m super stoked to take on this responsibility and to be one of the voices for my fellow first-year colleagues. You’ll most likely find me walking around campus sporting coloured hair and the usual sweater-shorts combo. In my spare time I competitively swim and play intramural basketball here at Carleton! I’m also an avid video-game player and have a soft spot for jazz and swing music (love me some Frank Sinatra). I’m super outgoing and friendly so don’t be afraid to say hi to me on campus or reach me through social media! This year is going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to see what’s in store!

Savanna Platt

22207287_10213241589781681_1097721607_nHello everyone! I am Savanna Platt, and I am one of your first-year student representatives. I am in my first year here at Carleton in the Communications and Media studies program. I was extremely excited to hear about what CUSS had to offer at the academic orientation and wanted nothing more than to be a part of it! I am from Peterborough, Ontario and moved away to Ottawa for the big-city experience. I have an identical twin who goes to Algonquin college so do not be alarmed if you see a clone of me around the city! I enjoy watching Ted-Talks, writing, listening to 70/80’s rock, singing and studying film. I have a thing for adult-colouring books. I also passionately care about animal rights and the environment, finding my peace in nature. I am an old soul and hippie at heart. I am interested in studying all of the forms of media and the effects each one has on society. I particularly am interested in public speaking and television and radio news and hoping to pursue a career in that field one day. I am thrilled to seek the opportunities this program has to offer! It is a true pleasure to be a part of CUSS, and I am looking forward to meet everyone and for what this year has to offer!