A group of Brescia Sophs.

Orientation Leaders

When you begin your journey at Brescia this fall you will welcomed to the community by our enthusiastic, friendly and helpful student leaders called Soph Peer Mentors.

Sophs are upper-year mentors who have dedicated themselves to welcoming incoming students to Brescia and the greater Western community. Your Brescia Sophs are your leaders, resources, supports and friends throughout Orientation Week and the rest of the year.

Between the Brescia, Huron, King's and Western's campuses, there are approximately 800 Soph leaders divided into Residence, Affiliate, Faculty, Off-Campus, Charity and Info teams.

To learn more about each of our Soph Peer Mentors, check out the bios below! 

If you have any questions regarding the Orientation Team, contact the Student Life Centre at bucstudent.life@uwo.ca or the Head Soph at orientation.coordinator@bucsc.ca


 

Lauren Quinton, Head Soph
Name: Lauren Quinton, Head Soph
Soph Name: Miss Spelt
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Double Major in Health Science and BMOS with an Honors Specialization in Consumer Behaviour
Year: 4
Languages: English
Places Lived: London and Chatham, Ontario
Special Interests: The Office, playing instruments (piano and saxophone), hiking, cooking, skiing, and caring for my plant babies.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Operation Smile UWO, The Pink Ties, Western Chamber Music, Western Investor's Club, Western Women in Leadership.
Advice to your first year self: My advice is to not be afraid to ask your professors for help. The professors at Brescia truly care about their students and will take the time after class to answer questions, further explain a concept, or just to chat about their experience in the field.

Victoria McArthur, Programming Assistant
Name: Victoria McArthur, Programming Assistant
Soph Name: Off Beat
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Major in Political Science with a Minor in Dance
Year: 4
Languages: English and French
Places Lived: Orangeville and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Dance, musical theatre, reading and politics!
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program and HEAT Dance Team
Advice to your first year self: I would tell my first-year self that even though this change feels intimidating, it is also so much fun and an important time for personal growth. Don't forget to hold onto the moments, they will be some of the best! 

Sarah Sequeira, Programming Assistant
Name: Sarah Sequeira, Programming Assistant
Soph Name: Swervin
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in Food Science & Technology with a Minor in Political Science
Year: 3
Languages: English
Places Lived: Mississauga, Ontario
Special Interests: Cooking, baking, music, and Air Cadets.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Brescia Students' Council (BUCSC), Brescia Student Ambassador, SHEA
Advice to your first year self: Although I didn't know anyone at Bresica during my Orientation Week, I wish I went to more events. After I started becoming more involved I met new people who are now my best friends!

Alessia DeMattia
Name: Alessia DeMattia
Soph Name: Suite Life
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Major in Sociology with a Minor in Religious Studies and Dance
Year: 3
Languages: English
Places Lived: Chatham and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Dancing, baking, spending time with friends.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program and Hip Hop Western
Advice to your first year self: One thing that I wish I knew in first year would be to take every chance you could to do something for yourself. It can get overwhelming trying to navigate the new ways that you are learning and all the homework that you need to do but you should always remember to take time to relax. It is ok to take breaks. You will get your work done so don't stress. Make rituals with your friends to do something every week so that you know on fridays after dinner its movie time. This will allow you to calm your mind so that you can continue working the next day. 

Alexis Tully, Brescia Soph
Name: Alexis Tully
Soph Name: Telly Belly
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Double Major in Psychology and Family Studies
Year: 4
Languages: English
Places Lived: Port Stanley and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Figure Skating
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, London Skating Club (Skater and Coach)
Advice to your first year self: Go see your Academic Advisor! I wish I knew more about how to pick courses and such going into second year in order to meet certain requirements. I also would tell my first year self that there is so many resources on campus to use when you are feeling down. 

Amanda Yeo, Brescia Soph
Name: Amanda Yeo
Soph Name: Lilo and Stitch
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in Psychology with a Minor in Political Science
Year: 4
Languages: English
Places Lived: Toronto and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Dance, music, Disney, theatre, creative writing, reading, watching NBA games, and dreaming.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Wellness Peers and Brescia Residence Council.
Advice to your first year self: Chillax! Not everything is as big of a deal as it feels like right now. You will get through everything and make it further than you ever thought. Just keep your head up, keep working hard and be yourself!

Annie Nadin, Brescia Soph
Name: Annie Nadin
Soph Name: Lock 3
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Double Major in Business and Community Development with a Minor in Sociology
Year: 2
Languages: English
Places Lived: Calgary, Alberta and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Hiking, volleyball, swimming, soccer and photography.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Western Rock Climbing Club, SWAM volunteering, and volleyball intramurals.
Advice to your first year self: Always always carry lip balm with you! And a snack for when you get snacky!

Calandra Payler, Brescia Soph
Name: Calandra Payler
Soph Name: Super Trooper
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Double Major in Health Sciences and Psychology
Year: 3
Languages: English
Places Lived: Cambridge, Stratford and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Reading, gardening, video games, and knitting. I've recently become an at-home fitness, skincare, and curly hair care aficionado so my quarantine self-care has been off the charts.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Peer Tutor at the Brescia Writing Centre.
Advice to your first year self: Stop being so self-critical! You are learning and growing with every day, and pushing yourself to get out there with confidence will change your life. 

Chloe Leguard, Brescia Soph
Name: Chloe Leguard
Soph Name: Castaway
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Double Major in Kinesiology and BMOS Accounting
Year: 2
Languages: English
Places Lived: Cobourg and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Volleyball, tennis, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, reading, escape rooms, and playing the ukulele!
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Brescia Council, Brescia Students' Council (BUCSC), Western Habitat for Humanity 
Advice to your first year self: It is normal to have a tough time here and there. I was super home sick and had a difficult transition in November. I thought I was in the clear by then, but it is so normal to have difficulties in first year. There's a lot going on and a ton of new changes to get used to. Know that you're in the right spot, and there are so many different places to go for help at Brescia. Take a deep breath, ask for help when you need it and cut yourself some slack! Keep trying your best, everything works out the way it's meant to.

Libby Ricker, Brescia Soph
Name: Elizabeth (Libby) Ricker
Soph Name: Pitfallin
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Double Major in Political Science and French
Year: 4
Languages: English and French
Places Lived: Cobourg and Newcastle, Ontario
Special Interests: Singing and song writing.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program and HBK Senator on Western Senate.
Advice to your first year self: It is okay if your path is not linear. It is okay if you change your mind about where you want to go in life, or what you want to be. Explore different areas of study and find out what you are truly passionate about. GET INVOLVED. Life is full of amazing opportunities, and it is okay to outgrow old dreams and find new ones. 

Erin Freeman, Brescia Soph
Name: Erin Freeman
Soph Name: Domino
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Double Major in Psychology and Sociology
Year: 4
Languages: English
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: Figure skating, sailing, music, art and crafts.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Wellness Peers, and a synchronized skating team.
Advice to your first year self: Practice confidence and compassion for yourself and others.

Evelyn Vargas, Brescia Soph
Name: Evelyn Vargas
Soph Name: Rush Hour
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics with a Major in Health Sciences
Year: 4
Languages: English and Spanish
Places Lived: Ajax and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Soccer, crossword puzzles and movies!
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Nutrition Ignition! and Growing Chefs Ontario.
Advice to your first year self: A piece of advice I would give to my first year self is to not be afraid of getting involved in the Brescia community! There are so many clubs/teams to take part in that may interest you, and take advantage of the great services offered at Brescia that support student learning. First year goes by much faster than you think so make the most of it and enjoy every moment here at Brescia. Have fun making amazing memories that will last you a lifetime!

Foluke O'Emmanuel, Brescia Soph
Name: Foluke O'Emmanual
Soph Name: Scaredy Squirrel
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in Psychology with a Minor in Family Studies
Year: 2
Languages: English
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: Playing piano, singing, gymnastics and reading.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orienation Program and Wellness Peers.
Advice to your first year self: University is an amazing opportunity to meet awesome people! Don't be afraid to be yourself - you'll find your people! Try your best to make a schedule for studying and pace yourself. Allow yourself to take breaks when you need it and remember to have fun!

 

Georgia Volland, Brescia Soph
Name: Georgia Volland
Soph Name: Broadway
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Double Major in French for Teaching and Family Studies
Year: 3
Languages: English and French
Places Lived: Belle River and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Musical theatre, travel, arts and crafts, and baking.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program
Advice to your first year self: The advice that I would give to my first year self is to not set such high expectations for yourself. The university transition is difficult and you aren't the only one who is experiencing it. You need to approach things at your own pace and learn how to navigate your new lifestyle in university. Don't consume yourself in the idea of what you "should" be doing, but DO enjoy yourself. Your first year is over before you know it so listen to yourself, mentally and physically, and do what is right for you to enjoy your experience and look back at it fondly.

Haley Nelson, Brescia Soph
Name: Haley Nelson
Soph Name: Pumpkin
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Specialization in Family Studies and Human Development
Year: 4
Languages: English
Places Lived: Brampton and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Dance, soccer, well-being, yoga, Zumba, and animals.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program
Advice to your first year self: Don’t study 24/7! Balance out social life and time for yourself. 

Haley Simm, Brescia Soph
Name: Haley Sim
Soph Name: Locked Out
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Double Major in Psychology and Criminal Justice
Year: 2
Languages: English, French (conversational), and American Sign Language (conversational)
Places Lived: London and Komoka, Ontario
Special Interests: Music, art, learning languages, four wheeling, and racing.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Sisters of St. Josephs, and Lstar.
Advice to your first year self: No matter how hard life gets, know that those who stayed to support you, care, and those who left, it was for the best. Moving forward shows resilience and strength of who you are and who you want to be. University was a big change, but everything that happened shaped the woman you have become today, and I'm pretty darn proud of her.

Hannah Ashmore, Brescia Soph
Name: Hannah Ashmore
Soph Name: Casting Call
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Major in French for Teaching with a Minor in Dance
Year: 4
Languages: English and French
Places Lived: Lindsay and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Dance, musical theatre, hiking, swimming, and listening to Taylor Swift!
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program and the Brescia French Volunteer Teaching Program.
Advice to your first year self: Keep an open mind to new interests and opportunities!

Hannah Hodder, Brescia Soph
Name: Hannah Hodder
Soph Name: Safari
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Major in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology
Year: 3
Languages: English and French
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: Music, dancing, hiking, reading, basketball, and volleyball.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program
Advice to your first year self: Be open to new and exciting opportunities and don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Join clubs and organizations! Especially some down at main campus, because you never know when that opportunity will present itself again!

Jasmine Garland, Brescia Soph
Name: Jasmine Garland
Soph Name: Disco Fever
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Major in French for Teaching
Year: 2
Languages: English and French (conversational)
Places Lived: St. Catharines and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Knitting, baking, gardening, classic literature, crafts, 70s/80s/90s music, and Disney movies.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Knitting Club and French Club.
Advice to your first year self: Try not to be so nervous about making new friends, because it's easier than it seems! I would also say to just be true to yourself and put yourself out there.

Joelle Francis, Brescia Soph
Name: Joelle Francis
Soph Name: Hotline Bling
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics with a Minor in French Studies
Year: 3
Languages: English, French and Arabic
Places Lived: Windsor and London, Ontario
Special Interests: NETFLIX all day, everyday!
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Student-at-large for Brescia Council, Brescia Students' Council (BUCSC), and SHEA.
Advice to your first year self: Girl, get out of your room and meet new people! Socialize with as many people as possible and build relationships with them. Go to as many events and have a good time!

Kaylee Johnson, Brescia Soph
Name: Kaylee Johnson
Soph Name: Landlocked
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Nutrition and Dietetics with a Minor in French Studies
Year: 2
Languages: English and French
Places Lived: New Zealand, France, Canada
Special Interests: Baking and cooking, crafts, volleyball, and cats.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Junior Varsity Volleyball, Western Rock Climbing Club, SHEA
Advice to your first year self: Not everything will be smooth sailing, it’s takes some time to adjust to studying and keeping on top of your schedule. It is super important to balance your school life and your social life with new friends.

Laura Paez Gomez, Brescia Soph
Name: Laura Paez Gomez
Soph Name: Parking Lost
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in French Studies
Year: 2
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese (beginner)
Places Lived: Columbia and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Languages, travelling, and salsa dancing. 
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program and City of London Summer Camps.
Advice to your first year self: Get more involved in the numerous clubs and sports available at Brescia and Western.

Lauren Tennant, Brescia Soph
Name: Lauren Tennant
Soph Name: Nine Nine
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in Psychology with a Minor in French
Year: 2
Languages: English
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: Baking, basketball, sports, and music.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Salsa Club, recreational basketball team, and cardio dance.
Advice to your first year self: Everyone else is probably feeling similar feelings you are.

Lauryn Bikos, Brescia Soph
Name: Lauryn Bikos
Soph Name: Goose
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in English with a Major in Political Science
Year: 2
Languages: English
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: All sports (but especially soccer, badminton, basketball and swimming), piano, guitar, hiking, camping, and reading.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program and Woman & Politics.
Advice to your first year self: It is okay to feel a little overwhelmed at first; the workload and time management will become easier with time!

Madison Smith, Brescia Soph
Name: Madison Smith
Soph Name: Mishap
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Major in Family Studies with a Minor in French
Year: 2
Languages: English and French
Places Lived: Kingsville, Petrolia and Camlachie, Ontario, and Florida, USA
Special Interests: Singing and musicals.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program and the Acapella Project.
Advice to your first year self: Know that you have time to change your mind because first year classes are pretty general. I wound up switching my major and finding something that I loved even more!

Maiyah Tsaprailis, Brescia Soph
Name: Maiyah Tsaprailis
Soph Name: Crash
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Double Major in Consumer Behaviour and Psychology
Year: 3
Languages: English
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: Music, sports, dance, and photography.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program and the Western Hellenic Society.
Advice to your first year self: Utilize as many on campus resources as you can!

Megan Redick, Brescia Soph
Name: Megan Redick
Soph Name: Limbo
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Double Major in French for Teaching and Disabilities Studies
Year: 4
Languages: English and French
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: Figure skating, farming, baking and cooking, travelling, volunteering, and DIYing.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In:  Brescia Orientation Program
Advice to your first year self: There are so many resources on campus to help you with your academic success. From the welcoming academic advisors to the friendly staff at The Hive, and other resources like the writing centre, etc., everyone is eager to assist you with all your academic achievements.

Menley Langham, Brescia Soph
Name: Menley Langham
Soph Name: Dis-socio-ated
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in French Studies
Year: 4
Languages: English and French
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: Swimming, reading, mental health, and adventuring.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Western Varsity Swimming, Mustangs Athlete Student Council (MASC), Brescia's Writing Centre, Mustangs Care, Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI), and the Student-Athlete Academic Mentorship Program (SAAMP).
Advice to your first year self: Take better care of your physical and mental well-being. There are so many changes in first-year that it is so easy to overwork yourself. I would remind myself to prioritize my mental health and not to overdo it. YOU come first!

Michelle Ng, Brescia Soph
Name: Michelle Ng
Soph Name: Czech Please
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in Food and Nutrition with a Specialization in Food Science and Technology
Year: 4
Languages: English, Cantonese, French (beginners)
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: Ultimate frisbee, drawing, singing and baking.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program and the Western Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team.
Advice to your first year self: Be more organized with your studies and if you can, hand in things before the last possible minute.

Mivida Mounesi, Brescia Soph
Name: Mivida Mounesi
Soph Name: Captain Hook
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Major in Health Sciences with a Minor in Psychology
Year: 4
Languages: English and French
Places Lived: Edmonton, Alberta and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Singing and skateboarding.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program and the African Student Association.
Advice to your first year self: I wish I knew how fast undergrad feels; the next four years will fly by. It is important to focus on what you can control. It is important to be involved in campus events to get the full experience. Join a Club! Lastly, don’t forget to work hard and play hard. A healthy balance will benefit you.

Nicole Hibbs, Brescia Soph
Name: Nicole Hibbs
Soph Name: Target
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Double Major in Political Science and Leadership
Year: 3
Languages: English
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: Basketball, board/card games, and shoes!
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Brescia Flag Football, and Western Intramurals.
Advice to your first year self: Be yourself! Continue doing the things that make you happy, but don’t be scared to try something new too, who knows, you may love it!

Nola Mingledorff, Brescia Soph
Name: Nola Mingledorff
Soph Name: Mad Dash
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Double Major in Psychology and Sociology
Year: 3
Languages: English
Places Lived: America, Bermuda, and Canada.
Special Interests: Reading, writing, musical theatre, anime, and video games.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program
Advice to your first year self: Making friends is easier than you think. People are just as nervous as you to meet new people and enter the new university scene. You have more in common with people than you realize, don't be afraid to take that first step in reaching out, it'll change your life for the good.

Rebecca Hynes, Brescia Soph
Name: Rebecca Hynes
Soph Name: Mac Attack
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Specialization in Consumer Behaviour with a Major in Psychology
Year: 4
Languages: English
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: Sports (soccer, rowing, volleyball and running), reading, TikTok, cooking and baking.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Western Marketing Association, Western Women in Leadership, Sunshine Foundation, Rowing Club, swim team, and volleyball intramurals.
Advice to your first year self: You do not have to be the most outgoing person to make amazing new friends. You can be exactly who you are and you will find amazing people with similar interests. You also do not have to participate in every event and club available. As important as it is to get involved, do not feel pressured to participate in everything. Find the things that interest you the most and participate in things that cater to these interests. 

Sarah Palmer, Brescia Soph
Name: Sarah Palmer
Soph Name: Pit Stop
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Major in Nutrition in Families with a Minor in Psychology
Year: 4
Languages: English
Places Lived: Italy and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Martial arts!
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program and Western Taekwondo.
Advice to your first year self: Coffee has its limits, and a good night's sleep is priceless!

Shaunna-Rae Blakely, Brescia Soph
Name: Shaunna-Rae Blakely
Soph Name: Fiasco
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in Families and Communities with a Minor in Women's Studies
Year: 4
Languages: English
Places Lived: All aroung Ontario!
Special Interests: Reading, music, games of all kinds, and painting. I also love working with children and families!
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program
Advice to your first year self: Take every opportunity to explore and meet new people. Take experiences in stride and enjoy your time because it goes by quicker than you expect.

Shayna McNally, Brescia Soph
Name: Shayna McNally
Soph Name: Fallstar
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in Psychology
Year: 4
Languages: English
Places Lived: Petrolia and London, Ontario
Special Interests: Roller blading, ukulele, video games, and convincing my mom to adopt more cats!
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Brescia Flat Football, and Relay for Life.
Advice to your first year self: Talk to everyone. Even if you’re coming into university with friends from high school, talk to more people. Even if someone looks scary or you don’t think you’d be friends, talk to them! Especially during orientation, the people around you are going to be here for the next 4 years so you might as well make the most of it and get to know the people in your classes, residence, student council, etc. But even if you don’t, you’ll have so many chances to make new friends during your time here. It might seem scary at first but trust me, the people here are amazing and I wish I could befriend all of them!! (Especially the Mercato ladies)

Vivian Ng, Brescia Soph
Name: Vivian Ng
Soph Name: Sleeping Beauty
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Double Major in Family Studies and Psychology
Year: 
Languages: English
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: Musical theatre, pop music, baking, playing the piano and ukulele, sewing, and arts and crafts.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Rock Climbing Club, Western Foodies, Chinese Student Association (CSA).
Advice to your first year self: Have a planned out schedule, try to stay on task and try to get more sleep.

Yan Li, Brescia Soph
Name: Yan (Aurora) Li
Soph Name: Bambi
Prefered Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Program: Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics
Year: 2
Languages: Mandarin and English
Places Lived: London, Ontario
Special Interests: Dance (hip hop, kpop, and Jazz) and photography.
Clubs/Sports/Organizations Involved In: Brescia Orientation Program, Hip Hop Western, WOLF, and Nutrition Ignition!
Advice to your first year self: Learn to rest. In other words, don’t push yourself so hard. Even though working hard is important, don’t forget to take some rests.