Executive Members

President – Paula Sillers

unnamed.jpgHi there! My name is Paula Sillers and I am the President of CUSS for the 2018-2019 school year. I am in my fourth year of the Communication and Media Studies program and this is my third year on CUSS’ Executive Team. CUSS has introduced me to an incredible group of people who share my interests and ambitions, as well as encouraged me to network and pursue different job opportunities in my field of study. I hope to one day work in marketing communications, more specifically jobs related to advertising and/or branding. In my spare time, I like to explore downtown Ottawa and skate the canal in the winter. I am hopelessly addicted to online shopping and baking endless amounts of sweets. I am confident this year will be full of exciting events, field trips and fundraisers! Can’t wait to see you there!

Vice President – Erin Boyle

UntitledHey everyone! My name is Erin and I am the Vice-President of CUSS for the 2018-2019 school year. I am in my third year of the Communication and Media Studies program with a minor in Arts Management. This will be my third year as a CUSS Executive and I have loved every minute of it. CUSS has given me the chance to meet some of my very best friends and people who share the same aspirations as I do, as well as network with professionals within the industry and learn about the many different career paths that communications can lead to. I am currently very interested and passionate about social networking and how it conveys a personal brand and image to others by the posts that we make. In my spare time I love to play guitar, sing, write music, watch Netflix and hangout with my friends. The opportunities with the Communications and Media Studies program at Carleton are endless and I hope you all will find this too. Don’t be a stranger, if you see me around campus come say hi! I look forward to meeting you all this yea.

VP Administration – Hannah Waye

unnamed.jpgHi there! My name is Hannah and I’m your VP Admin this year! My job is to keep the inner workings of CUSS on track and keep trying to make it the best society it can be for you. I’m in my fourth year of Coms with a minor in Canadian Studies, I hope to be in public relations some day and I’m also on a work term during the fall doing event planning for a government agency! I love books, interior design, fashion and things that make people happy. You can find me hiding in the engineering building when I’m on campus, or obsessing over either Kate Spade or my perfectly colour coded planner. Feel free to come say hi when you see me on campus, and I hope you have an amazing year!

VP Finance – Gabriella Taekema

unnamedHey friends! My name is Gabriella Taekema and this year I am working as CUSS’ VP Finance. This is my third year on CUSS and my third year of my undergrad. I’m excited to apply my knowledge of finance and learn more throughout the year!  In my spare time I like long walks on the beach, strong coffee and hiking! (Those are all activities I can Instagram, coincidence I think not.) I love Carleton Coms because of the family atmosphere even when we are one of the bigger programs on campus. If you see me and want to reach out feel free! I love meeting new people. I chose Carleton because it is the best school (duh). But also because our program is fantastic. Class constantly challenges you to want to dig deeper into your work. My dream job would be working in PR or crisis communications (I’m a “go, go, go kind of person) I’m so excited to meet all of you and I can’t wait for you to see what we have planned for you!

VP Special Events – Emily Dibdin

unnamed.jpgHi there! My Name is Emily Dibdin and I am so excited to be the VP Special Events for the 2018-2019 year. I am in my second year of Communications and Media Studies, and I am minoring in Psychology. This is also my second year on the CUSS Executive Team! CUSS has introduced me to many opportunities and has allowed me to build my network within the Carleton Community and the Capital City. In my spare time, I like to enjoy the outdoors in anyway possible such as hiking, kayaking, or camping, and of course, I love to spend time with friends and family. If you see me around don’t hesitate to say hi. I love meeting new people and hearing new ideas. I can’t wait to plan events throughout the year to make the 2018-2019 school year memorable!

Winter Gala Director – Sable Frey

Untitled.pngHi! My name is Sable Frey and I’ve taken on the role of COMS Gala Director! This is my second year as a CUSS executive member, and I can’t wait to make the 2018-2019 school year as amazing as possible. I’m so excited to be planning the third annual COMS Gala and have tons of fun ideas in store! This is my fourth year at Carleton studying communication and media studies with a business minor in arts management. I chose to study at Carleton because of the outstanding COMS program, beautiful campus, and endless opportunities available. There are countless ways to get involved at school and living in Canada’s capital city means something exciting is always happening! In my spare time, I love to explore Ottawa, listen to music, read, watch movies, cook, play ukulele, and relax with friends. I’m looking forward to meeting lots of new people this year and talking to you about CUSS, COMS, and everything in between!

Mentorship Director – Margaret Johnston

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetHey there! My name is Margaret Johnston, and I’m the Mentorship Director for the 2018/19 school year! My job is to organize and run the mentorship program, in order to give first and second-year communications students at Carleton the chance to learn from and be supported by third and fourth-year students! Being a part of the mentorship program in my first years at Carleton had a huge impact on my experience as a communications student, and I want to help grow and foster the program so that others can have the same experience that I had! I’m currently in my third year of communications, minoring in French and American Sign Language. When I’m not in class, you can usually find me with an eggplant pita and a mango smoothie at Roosters, or studying in the Reader’s Digest Centre on the fourth floor of Richcraft Hall. I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the CUSS team, and with all of the participants in the Mentorship program this year, so let’s make it one to remember!

Social Media Directors – Taia Goguen & Sophie Bokelmann

Taia Goguen

F506A05D-DDBD-4276-AE3E-9DC2FABB30AF.JPGHey there! My name is Taia and I am super excited to be one of your social media directors for the 2018/19 school year! This is my second year being an exec on CUSS and it has been one of the highlights of my university career thus far. I am in my second year of Communications and Media studies as well as minoring in both history and sociology. As for a little bit about me, i really enjoy photography, art and you can almost always catch me listening to music. I aspire to have a job within the Public Relations field after my degree is finished. I look forward to working, meeting, and connecting with new people through CUSS. Can’t wait to see what this year has to offer!

Sophie Bokelmann

unnamed.pngHey guys! My name is Sophie Bokelmann and I am a social media director of Cuss for the 2018-2019 year. This is my first year as a CUSS exec and I am super excited to be part of it and get more involved with the Communications society at Carleton U. I am in my second year of Communications and Media studies. About myself, after high school I took two years off and was employed at several different digital marketing companies where I learned a lot about social media marketing, graphic design and PR. I decided to come to Carleton University to learn more about this field because I am so passionate about it. Besides being interested in these topics, I am also a yoga instructor and practise lots in my free time. I can’t wait for the upcoming year and everything it has to hold for our team and the Communication society as a whole.

Graphic Design Director: Sid Boegman

headshot.jpgHello! My name is Sid Boegman, and I’m in my third year of Communication and Media Studies. Two years ago, I joined CUSS’ Executive Team as a First Year Representative. This year, I’m honoured to hold the position of Graphic Design Director. Being in CUSS has given me the chance to meet some truly fantastic people, and an opportunity to explore many different aspects of my field. Something communications-related that I’m currently fascinated by is the relationship between dating apps and deceit. In my spare time, you’ll find me reading, making something creative, or spending time in the gym. Here’s to a wonderful year.