Meet Our Team
The 2021-2022 Executive Team
Madeline McLean is a third year student, majoring in Political Science. She has been a member of Queen’s Pre-Law Society since 2019, and previously served on the marketing team. Madeline’s interest in law was sparked by her inquiry into law reform and the legal systems of various countries around the world. She hopes to one day have a career that combines her passions for both politics and law. Madeline is excited to work with the rest of the QPLS Executive Team to provide opportunities to Queen’s students to learn about the legal field.
Sami is a fourth-year student pursuing a medial in Political Science and Philosophy as well as a Certificate in Law. Formerly an events coordinator, Sami is excited to take on the role of co-president for the upcoming academic year. Being an active volunteer for various on-campus equity organizations, Sami’s passions lie in feminist leadership and racial justice activism. Sami also has a special interest in tort and contract law, intending to pursue a career in business law. In her spare time, Sami loves to hike, do yoga and read.
Cindy is in her fourth year of pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce at the Smith School of Business. Formerly the Co-President, Public Relations Director, and First-Year Fundraising Assistant, Cindy is excited to serve Queen’s Pre-Law Society as Senior Advisor for her final year at Queen’s—an organization that has defined her undergraduate experience. Cindy is interning in U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions Tax at KPMG this summer and hopes to work in M&A, antitrust law, or other branches in the corporate legal field where she can amalgamate her passion for both business and law. As a former competitive dancer, she enjoys staying active in her spare time and any activity outdoors.
Georgia Papathanasakis is a third year student studying Political Science and Philosophy. She joined Queen’s Pre-Law Society in 2019, this year being her first time as a part of the executive council. Georgia’s interest in law began at a very young age, and continues to grow each day. With a passion for business law and sports, Georgia one day hopes to bring the two together to help young athletes pursue their professional dreams. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys cooking and travelling (pre and post COVID).
Jacob Alexander is a fourth-year student with a major in Film & Media, a minor in Classics, and a certificate in Law. He has been a member of the Queen's Pre-Law Society since 2019, and previously served as a fundraising assistant. Jacob's interest in law was peaked when he realized it to be a valuable tool to help progress the rights of disadvantaged peoples and progress social change in society. He hopes to have a career in criminal law, specifically working with incarcerated individuals suspected of being wrongfully convicted. Jacob also has a passion for debates and mock trials.
Rody is in his third year majoring in Political Science, minoring in Employment Relations, and completing a certificate in Commerce. His passion for contract and litigation law has encouraged him to work towards the field of domestic and international corporate law. He hopes his efforts will give Canadian multinational firms an advantage in the global economy. Rody plans to focus his future pro bono work on disadvantaged entrepreneurs struggling to keep their businesses afloat. He also enjoys spending his spare time with family and friends.
Amalia is in her fourth-year pursuing a major in drama and a minor in politics. She is also completing her certificate in law. This is Amalia’s first year with Queen’s Pre-Law Society, and is extremely excited to take on the role of the Events Director for the upcoming year. Amalia’s passion for the arts and politics has driven her to be an active volunteer within Queen’s community. Alongside volunteering, Amalia is also the Co-Director for Project Red, a student charity fashion show on Queen’s campus. Amalia’s interest in law was sparked in elementary school, as she competed in many case competitions and mock trials. Amalia has a unique interest in family law, and investigating, which is why she hopes to pursue her career in family law. In her spare time, she enjoys writing music, hiking, and cooking!
Aaron is a third-year student majoring in psychology with a Certificate in Law. He has been a member of Queen’s Pre-Law Society since 2019, this year being his first year as an executive member. Aaron’s interest in law began with his realization that the law can help children adversely affected by the family legal system. His studies led to a passion for business law, particularly corporate governance. Through his relationship with Reain Lui Stock LLP, Aaron hopes to gain insight into the legal implications of insurance fraud. As a former competitive hockey and football player, Aaron enjoys physical activity in the gym and outdoors.
Cayleigh is a second year student pursuing a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a Politics specialization and a Certificate in Law. Cayleigh was a general member of Queen’s Pre-Law Society in her first year and is extremely excited to work with the executive team this year! In addition to QPLS, Cayleigh is involved with Step Above Stigma and Queen’s International Affairs Association. Since she was eight years old, Cayleigh has dreamed of being a lawyer. After Queen’s, she plans to go to law school and pursue a career in environmental law. Outside of school, Cayleigh loves baking, reading, and the outdoors.
Kristin is a third year student pursuing a major in Political Studies with a minor in Global Development Studies. She previously served as the Operations Coordinator on the Smith Black Business Association and is extremely excited to take on the role of Marketing Coordinator with Queens Pre-Law this 2021/2022 academic session. In addition to her educational pursuits, Kristin is also a member of the Varsity Women’s soccer team here at Queen’s. Her legal interest was sparked as she competed in a Regional Mock Trial competition and she is passionate about the intersection of law and the underrepresentation of marginalized groups and hopes to merge these interests while pursuing a graduate degree in law in the near future.
Geridil is a third year student pursuing a major in Applied Economics with a minor in Political Studies, as well as the Certificate in Law. She previously served as a Marketing Coordinator and is excited to continue her role in the Queen’s Pre-Law Society as the Marketing Director. Geridil’s interest in a legal career sparked from her studies with interests in both public policy and business. At her internship this summer, she looks forward to gaining further insight into the intersection of business and law and hopes to one day pursue a career in the field.
Ashley is a fourth-year student, pursuing a major in Sociology, a minor in History, as well as a certificate in law. Ashley has been a member of Queen’s Pre-Law Society since 2019, this year being her first year as an executive member. She is excited to take on the role of Marketing Coordinator for the upcoming academic year. Ashley’s interest in law was sparked in high school through her participation in various mock trials and debates. She is interested in pursuing a graduate’s degree in law and working towards a career in criminal law working with wrongfully convicted and underprivileged incarcerated individuals.
Victoria Mills is a third-year student pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Science, specializing in life sciences with a certificate in data analytics. She has been a part of the Queen’s Pre-Law Society since 2019, spending this past year as a fundraising assistant. Her passion for law stems from family history in advocacy and reform in provincial criminal and family law. Combining her degree and her interest in the legal field, Victoria hopes to explore the ever-changing landscape of ethics as it relates to legal practices in medicine. Serving as this year’s EDII Director, she aspires to ensure equity within the Queen’s community and create a strong sense of belongingness for all members.
Anya is a third-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce at the Smith School of Business. This is her first year as an executive within the Queen's Pre-Law Society. Anya is passionate about social justice reforms and hopes to create an equitable and diverse environment within QPLS and the Queen's community as part of the EDII team. Her interest in law sparked in high school through mock trial and debate. She is interested in pursuing a law degree and working in civil rights law to do valuable work in helping those who are underprivileged and marginalized.
Brenda is a fourth year student pursuing an Honours Bachelor in political studies, a minor in psychology, and a certificate in law. In her first year as a part of the Queen’s Pre-Law Society executive team, she is excited to take on the role of Equity Diversity Inclusion and Indigeneity Coordinator. As someone who has always been interested in the interactions between power around the globe and the effects of their fluctuation on people, her passion for law was sparked by human rights violations in Latin America. In her spare time Brenda loves to read, weightlift, and try out avant garde makeup looks.
Ashley is a fourth year student pursuing a major in Sociology and minor in Employment Relations, alongside a certificate in law. Formerly Fundraising Director and Treasurer, she has been actively involved with Queen’s Pre-Law Society since her first year and is excited to continue serving QPLS as Outreach Officer. Ashley is passionate about international human rights law, with a focus on feminist legal theory and activism. She hopes to one day pursue a career that actively uplifts the voices of marginalized communities and facilitates social change. In her spare time, Ashley loves to read and travel (post-COVID).
Michelle is a fifth year student majoring in Gender Studies and minoring in Film & Media, with a certificate in law. Michelle has been a part of Queen’s Pre-Law Society since 2017 and last year her talents assisted our team with creating new events and adapting annual events to be Covid compliant. Michelle’s passions lie in advocacy work with a focus on feminist theory and the ways in which laws need to change to amplify and support marganized communities. This past summer, Michelle had the opportunity to work alongside a solo practicing lawyer that allowed her more perspective into different avenues of law and how she may run her own law office one day.
Ingrid is a second-year student pursuing a major in Health Studies with a minor in French. This is her first year as an Executive on Queen’s Pre-Law Society. Her interest in law began with her Grade 11 Introduction to Canadian Law course, during which she got to participate in a mock criminal trial and visit a courthouse. Ingrid aims to use her language proficiencies to make legal services accessible and digestible to individuals in marginalized communities. She hopes to have a professional career in which law and health intersect, such as in exploring policy approaches to remediating health inequities.