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Alan is in his third year of a commerce degree at the Smith School of Business, currently on a study exchange at the European Business School in Germany. His involvement with DECA Queen's began in 2017 as a delegate and competitor at the Invitational Conference. In the following year, Alan joined the team as a Sponsorship Coordinator, and is excited to continue his commitment to DECA as this year's chair. Alan has a strong interest in consulting and a passion for technology, and this summer he will be joining MNP as a consulting analyst. Beyond DECA, Alan enjoys playing beer league hockey, he has a passion for bouldering, and skating on the Rideau Canal in his hometown of Ottawa. Alan has big goals and very high expectations for DECA Queen's this year, and he is excited to create a truly memorable experience for both the DECA team and for you.
Having lived most of her life in her hometown of Thornhill, Helen was ready to explore the rest of the world by the time university rolled around, but one of the pieces of home she knew she had to bring was DECA. Participating in her high school DECA chapter wasn't enough for Helen and as she moved to the International Career Development Conference as well as her position of VP of Leadership and Career Development over the years, she continued to fall in love with this brilliant club. Bringing a variety of additional experiences with event planning and team management from her time at the FCSS-FESC, the Trek for Teens Foundation, Youth Nation Alliance, and more, Helen is excited to help DECA Queen's continue to grow as a conference!
Joseph Commisso is a first-year commerce student at the Smith School of Business. Being born into a family of determined entrepreneurs from downtown Hamilton, he has learned to value the meaning of hard work from a young age. Joseph has been a part of DECA for five years as well as heading his high school DECA chapter in his grade 11 and 12 years. That said, Joseph is an individual who incorporates a multidimensional skillset into his daily life. Through resilience, determination, and perseverance, Joseph has been able to achieve success in various activities, whether it revolves around his academic of social life. Overall, Joseph is an individual who prides in taking personal success, yet truly values the achievement of others.
Originally from Mississauga, Ontario, Liam is a third-year chemical engineering student at Queen’s who is also completing the Certificate in Business. He is excited for this experience since it combines his DECA experiences from high school with his interest in finance. In his spare time, Liam enjoys playing hockey and soccer with friends. He is looking forward to working with the rest of the executive to plan a successful conference at Queen’s.
Erin Peterson is a second year student in the Computer Engineering program. She was raised in Kingston, ON, and went to high school on Queen’s campus at Kingston CVI. Erin has been a part of DECA for five years, and placed first at the International Career Development Conference for the Financial Literacy Promotion Project in grade 12. She is passionate about spreading financial literacy knowledge to students, and does so by holding an annual financial literacy symposium involving around 200 Kingston students. Erin hopes to continue to expand and refine her scheduling and time management skills while working with the DECA Queen’s team, as well as meet outstanding people from different programs at Queen’s. In her spare time, Erin enjoys going to the gym, spending time with her friends and family, and taking hikes with her dogs.
Nicole Zhao is in her second year at the Smith School of business. She joined DECA Queen’s as the Operation Coordinator in 2019. Her experience with DECA started in the first year of university. During her free time, Nicole enjoys going hiking, camping, and watching movies. Nicole is excited to see what DECA Queen’s has in store for 2019, and looks forward to organizing amazing events with her co-workers to the panel.
Bonnie is in her third year at Queen’s Statistics. Meanwhile, she is also doing an Economics minor and a Certificate in Business. She is from China and was first exposed to DECA in 2018. DECA case competition was the first individual case competition she participated in at university, and won second place. That conference gave her confidence and inspiration to pursue harder goals in her life. Later on, she decided to be a part of DECA this year and help DECA Queen’s to grow. She likes to meet new people and develop new skills. She is a team player, as well as an individual thinker. In her spare time, she like playing sports, going to gym and watching Netflix. She is also a green belt in Jiu-Jitsu.
Scott is a third-year commerce student from China who is passionate about finance and DECA. Scott is excited to be joining the DECA Queen’s team as an operations coordinator, and he brings his experience from his previous role as an event director with the Chinese Professional Society. Scott is a cook, who can cook both Chinese food and western food. He also enjoys travelling and playing badminton. Scott is looking forward to working with the rest of the executive to plan a fantastic conference at Queen’s.
Coming from Toronto, Kevin is currently in his fourth year of studies where his is completing a dual degree in Engineering and Economics. He is excited to be joining this year’s DECA Queen’s executive team as a sponsorship coordinator. In this role he is responsible for attracting high impact sponsorships, case partners, and speakers with the aim of enriching the DECA experience. Outside of school and his role with DECA, Kevin spends his time working as a licenced SCUBA diving instructor.
Nick is a second-year student at Queen’s University, currently majoring in political science. He was born and raised in Toronto, where he took part in DECA throughout high school. After finding out about DECA Queen’s last year, Nick is now a sponsorship coordinator on the executive team. He hopes to make significant contributions to this year’s conference by utilizing his strong communication skills to secure several company sponsors. Nick is also an avid Toronto Raptors fan and has a passion for international politics.
Megan is finishing up her first year in the Queen’s Commerce program. Megan was the first year representative for DECA Queens 2018, and decided to come back as she enjoyed her time on the team so much. She is from Brampton, where she started her high school’s first ever DECA chapter. She loves to travel, eat sushi, and spend time with her friends.