Kelowna

Indervir Batth

batth@ocsu.ca

Hi, I’m Inder, I’ve worked for OCSU during the pandemic times and now I’m looking forward to meet all the students in-person and enjoy this year to the fullest!

Jordyn Battista

battista@ocsu.ca

My name is Jordyn Battista, and I am a second-year environment management student. I love the work I did last year with the OCSU and am looking to continue advocating for our student community. I am thrilled to be back on campus and to put on some really great events. If you see me around campus, come and say hi!

Lorreine Stanley

battista@ocsu.ca

Last year as an elected OCSU rep, I looked to improve services, help create connections through events, and advocated for the tools students needed to succeed in their education. With last year’s students having fewer chances to learn what services and events college provides, I look forward to learning what you need. I hope to make your year go smoothly in your academic endeavors.

Jennifer Gullins

gullins@ocsu.ca

You may have seen me around campus giving out free stuff since I’ve worked with OCSU for years now. This year, I want to focus on creating a strong community on campus by promoting current and new clubs, focus on lobbying the government for an increase in grants, and interest free student loans to make post secondary more accessible. There is much more to do that I can’t wait to start again with the OCSU!

Maxine Cristobal

cristobal@ocsu.ca

Hello, I’m Maxine! I’m currently in the International Development program and moved to Kelowna from Toronto just under two years ago. The COVID era that we’re in has been isolating to say the least. That’s why I strive to make the transition of being back to in person class easier for all of us. I want to bring back a sense of community on campus (socially distanced, of course)!

Tobe Francis

francis@ocsu.ca

Hey! My name is Tobe and this is my second time running for an elected position with your students’ union. I am a 2nd year student of business specializing in marketing. This past year was a rollercoaster, but I can promise you this year will be better. We are here to make your journey through Okanagan College as smooth as possible and if I’m re-elected that promise will stand! Also I love muffins. CHEERS!

Nyah Meller

meller@ocsu.ca

I am Nyah Meller and am running to be one of this year’s student representatives. If elected, I plan to create an inclusive school community where every voice is heard and matters! I will work on reducing OC’s environmental footprint, and lowering parking pass and textbook expenses. I hope to live up to the expectation of making college the best years of your lives and promote the change you wish to see in our school.

Ashley Robinson

robinson@ocsu.ca

Ashley Robinson is in her final year of the BBA program. Ashley’s core values are respect, trust, fairness, ethics and a positive attitude. These are the values that will guide decision making for the members of the OCSU — if elected. Ashley has always been community orientated and wants to continue that commitment on campus. Ashley would love the opportunity to serve OCSU members for the fourth year in a row.

Claudia Polk

polk@ocsu.ca

Hey I’m Claudia Polk, this is my third year in the student union. I’m super excited to see the new projects the OCSU is implementing this year. If elected to student council, I look forward to working on the food bank as well as advocating for mental health resources. Also, big thanks to everyone who was able to continue schooling despite the ongoing pandemic.

Omar Tamayo

tamayo@ocsu.ca

Consultant with more than 20 years of professional experience in México and international experience in private and public sectors in the areas of; structuring, implementing and managing projects for economic and social development, financial and legal structuring of projects and facilities management. 

I am ready to put those skills to use for OCSU and I am looking forward to new challenges, collaborating with the OCSU team of professionals.

Rain Doltzer

doltzer@ocsu.ca

Hi, my name is Rain (They/them). I’m happy to finally be back on campus after my first (lonely and stressful) year studying international development. If elected, my goal is to get the city to commit to building student housing. We’ve seen plans last year for housing in Vernon, Kelowna and Salmon Arm. We deserve a place to live and study, too.

Paola Gomez

gomez@ocsu.ca

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Alimatou Ba

ba@ocsu.ca

No bio submitted.

Jessica Bettcher

bettcher@ocsu.ca

I am a 2nd year student at Okanagan College, Salmon Arm campus enrolled in the associate of arts program. My educational goal is to complete my bachelors of education.  I love hiking and spending time outdoors.

Dylan Taylor

taylor@ocsu.ca

Hi, I’m Dylan, I’m running for Student Rep in Salmon Arm. I’m running for strong advocacy and leadership on campus. Instead of talking about myself however, I want to share a message. If you have not yet been, get vaccinated. It is the most effective way to combat COVID-19. Do what’s best for yourself, your family, and your community.

Olivia Cundiff

cundiff@ocsu.ca

Hi my name’s Olivia! I spent seven months living abroad in France, where I met and interacted with many new faces. I can speak French fluently but it’s a little rough. All throughout high school I was able to participate in leadership and build school community. I love science, I’m hoping to major in Psychology but do a minor in biological sciences or chemistry. Working with people has always been a huge love of mine.

Carrie Fromme

fromme@ocsu.ca

Hi! My name is Carrie, and I look forward to an awesome year with you at OC. I was born in Germany, and grew up half my life there and the other half here in Salmon Arm. A few things I enjoy are hiking, travelling, and trying new foods from around the world. And, if you ever want to play a round of soccer or watch F1, I would love to join you!

Grace Mrudhul

mrudhul@ocsu.ca

I Grace Mrudhul , 23 years old, Indian.  I have done bachelors in Sociology from India. I have volunteered in welfare services. Also, after my graduation I have worked in a bank for 10 months.

STAFF

The staff of the Okanagan College Students’ Union proudly serve the interests of students on campus by administering the programs, campaigns and services.

Megan Potter | ExecutiveDirector@ocsu.ca

Executive Director

Megan is the interim Executive Director for OCSU. She’s worn a lot of other hats at OCSU since her start in 2016, including Member Services Coordinator, the interim organizer in Penticton, and the organizer for Kelowna. She is also an alumni of OC.

Photo of our Kelowna Organizer, Tyleigh Massey-Leclerc
Tyleigh Massey-Leclerc | massey-leclerc@ocsu.ca

Organizer – Kelowna

Tyleigh is the newest addition to the OCSU team. She has worked closely with Local 12 on their student movement at UBC Okanagan and is now excited to bring her skills to OC. After growing up in Calgary, it was an easy decision for her to stay full time in Kelowna after graduation. Feel free to pop-in to the office and have a chat — she loves meeting new people!

Madeline Wiebe | wiebe@ocsu.ca

Organizer – Salmon Arm

Madeline started off as an OCSU Student Representative through the 2019-20 school year and is now the Regional Coordinator, helping Salmon Arm and Penticton students! She is currently finishing her degree in Psychology and Biology from TRU. Madeline loves to spend her time hiking and being creative. Feel free to drop by the Salmon Arm office in the fall to say hello!

Photo of Alana Day, Penticton Events and Office Coorinator
Alana Day | day@ocsu.ca

Events & Office Coordinator – Penticton

Alana is a new addition to the OCSU Team. She is passionate about and committed to helping people. She loves finding herself in the middle of planning fun, and memorable Events for the people around her. When she is not working Alana loves exploring the beautiful Okanagan, playing baseball and relaxing on the beaches. Make sure you pop into the office and say hello!

Gabby Urban | urban@ocsu.ca

Campaigns & Services Coordinator

Gabby Joined OCSU in Fall 2018 where she had the organizer role in Salmon Arm and then joined us at the Kelowna Campus. She is now enjoying her new role as the Campaigns & Services Coordinator. Gabby is a former OCSU rep herself where she served a year in 2010 while attending the business program. When Gabby is off the clock you can find her planning weddings, at the lake, or spending time with her husband and son.

Krissy Laitinen | laitinen@ocsu.ca

Member Services Coordinator

Krissy joined the OCSU in fall 2018 after leaving a brief career in esthetics. A typical day for her includes communicating with members, updating the app and website, and other odds and ends. In her free time she dances, paints, and plays piano.

Kristen Lang | health-dental@ocsu.ca

Health & Dental Coordinator / Bookkeeper

Our staff manage the health and dental plan. We work with Green Shield to process the health and dental opt-outs and other plan inquiries. The deadline to opt out is 30 days after your program’s start date.

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