First Year Representatives

Thomas Pouta

unnamed.jpgGood morning, good evening and goodnight! My name’s Thomas Pouta and I am one of your first year reps for the 2018/2019 year. I am so absolutely excited to be a part of CUSS this year. I am a first year Communication and Media Studies student and I am loving my program. In the future I hope to get to do something where I can incorporate my love of conversation into my career. I’m a big fan of drama television, hot sauce and lemonade! Feel free to add me on instagram or facebook and shoot me a message if you ever have a question about CUSS or any of our events. Also, incase you were wondering, yes I do know what my last name means in Spanish. This year is gonna be full of some great events so make sure to sign up so you don’t miss out.




Jordan Vecchio

unnamed-1Hey everyone, I’m Jordan Vecchio and I am a first year representative for the 2018/19 school year! I am a native of Ottawa and I am currently in my first year of COMS. I enjoy acting, traveling, and spending time with my friends. I am so thrilled to be attending Carleton for post secondary education. I am excited to be majoring in Communications and minoring in Business. I feel extremely honoured to be apart of CUSS for this academic year and I am looking forward to the amazing event that this year will have in store. Don’t ever hesitate to say hello to me, I love talking to and meeting new people!



Keya Shirali

Keya CUSS Bio Photo.JPGHi! I’m Keya Shirali, a Communication and Media Studies major and a first-year
representative for the year 2018-19. I am absolutely excited to contribute to
CUSS this year! In the future, I would like to work in film production or
screenwriting, but I’m keeping my options open for other appropriate endeavors. My interests include writing, film, art culture, reading, outdoor activities and traveling! Since I am new to Ottawa (as well as to Canada!) I spend a lot of my free time trying to discover the city’s landscape and culture. Through this exposure, I have gained immense appreciation of Ottawa and felt right at home! I chose the Communication and Media Studies program because it helps me couple my creative desires with practical approaches that I could use to introduce my work on a more global platform. I am excited to see what the next few years bring for me!


Amal Syed

unnamed-2Hello! My name is Amal Syed. I will be a First Year Representative of CUSS for the academic year 2018-19. I am an international student, from Saudi Arabia. I am majoring in Communications & Media Studies. I believe CUSS is a great opportunity for me to meet new people and experience exciting things with people from my course, and also hopefully learn from them. I am not too sure of what exactly I want to do with my degree, professionally, but something in Public Relations would be nice. For recreation, I enjoy listening to music, gaming, sketching, dressing up a bit (we all like feeling pretty sometimes, right?), going out, and just hanging out with people because I love socializing. I am a very outgoing person, so don’t hesitate to say hello if you see me on campus. I love meeting new friends and company! I hope everyone has a fantastic time for the rest of their duration as a Raven. Good luck!