The Radhoc Committee prides itself on being non-hierarchical - that is, there is no ranking of positions or responsibilities, therefore everyone on the Committee is equal (which is why the list below is alphabetical). Committee Members take on different roles related to their strengths and try to assist others in roles related to their weaknesses, allowing them to learn and develop their own leadership skills, and everyone works as hard as they are able to within their capacity (we are all students, after all).
Claudine is a soon-to-be-fifth-year Science student at Memorial University just trying to make it through this degree. When she isn't stuck in labs, Claudine can be found dividing her time between Radhoc and the Rotaract Club of St. John's, where she is serving her second term as Secretary. In her limited spare time Claudine can be found sleeping (Science degrees are rough), watching Netflix, listening to music, being exceptionally nerdy (geeky?), petting cats and dogs, and hiking.
Born and raised in St. Johns, Daelyn Hollett (AKA crazy bunny lady) is a first year Communications and Political Science student at MUN. Daelyn has been on the radhoc committee since May 2016 but she’s attended several YLC's throughout high school and is very excited to experience Radhoc as a committee member this time around. Aside from being on the radhoc committee Daelyn has participated in many different organizations and Conferences throughout her time, such as Allied Youth, The Explore Quebec Program, Student Leadership,GSA, and Daughters of the Vote. Daelyn also currently sits on the board of directors for Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Parliament and Metro Youth Parliament. When Daelyn’s not debating or reading up on politics, she can probably be spotted running around kents pond with her dog (his name is Taylor), binge watching musicals with her rabbit (her name is Brook), or spending her afternoon at starbucks!
“Efficient” Erynn Button is a 4th year Biochemistry major, French and Chemistry minor, aspiring medical student who loves social justice, logistics and finance, DNA, and chocolate. She has been a Radhoc Committee Member for the past 2 years and was Co-chair of MUN Oxfam for 2.5 years. As a previous champion, she thinks Radhoc is even better than CSLC (Canadian Student Leadership Conference)! In her spare time she can be found studying, volunteering with the Janeway Reading Program, rock climbing, maintaining her relationship status as a bibliophile, writing her fantasy novel, and savouring whatever form of brownies she can bake. Other fun facts about Erynn include: attending Shad Valley 2012 at Université Laval, being a member and coach of a professional rope jumping team for 12 years, attending Oxfam Regional and National CHANGE conferences, winning the ESDNL Volunteer Award in 2013, a three-year stint on her high school improv team, three years on Booth Memorial High’s Student Council and Student Action Society, being obsessed with everything sci-fi and fantasy, and being able to make paper cranes and lotuses.
Izzy Fahey is currently a second year MUN student studying Political Science, she has attended 2 Radhocs as a champion and is really excited to be working on the committee. Izzy is also Director of Records on the board for Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Parliament and Metro Youth Parliament so if you have any questions about Youth Parliament hit her up. She is also on the board for CHOGM on the Rock, a MUNSU arts rep for the 2017-2018 year.
Katie Fleming is a first year french major who (as of now) wants to be a primary/elementary teacher. She’s brave for doing so but somehow knows that without little ones to keep her busy, she will most definitely hate any other job. Katie loves anything musical and is into anything artsy. She lives on a (kinda) farm with eight horses, two goats and a dog and cat. However, animals aren’t her thing. She is a lover of improv so if you ever want to start a cool game or get some improv on the go, hit her up! If you see her without a coffee in the morning, run the other way. She needs to have her daily fix if you wanna see her smile. This is Katie’s millionth conference but only attended two or three as a champion. You will see her with a pretty snazzy camera around her neck for most of our programs so don’t forget to say cheese and give your best smile and llama impression! One very important thing: Katie is a night owl and will be up all hours of the night but she is in no way a morning person. So if you think she is scowling at you in the morning, it’s not personal. Her eyes are probably swollen and she is most likely not fully awake yet. Feel free to come to her for anything fun, interesting or any questions!
Michael is a first year Political Science student at MUN who is way too invested in politics and the well being of Newfoundland. Michael has been on the Radhoc committee since May 2016, however he is also an active member of the community outside of Radhoc. Michael is on the provincial rowing team and is training for the 2017 Canada Games, he also enjoys socializing, debating and having fun. Michael has a passion for fitness and has participated in local, atlantic, national and international regattas as well as the Tely Ten Road race multiple times. Overall, Michael is a very flamboyant and excited person who loves to have fun and chat. He is always around to talk and feel free to come talk to him about practically anything!
“your life is a meme” -Daelyn
Nasomi is a first year student who really doesn’t know what she is going to major in. She moved to the Southern Shore of Newfoundland from Sri Lanka when she was 9 years old. Now, she lives finally moved to the “big city” of St. John’s and lives away from her family that includes her dog, cat, and chickens. Nasomi enjoys reading, walking her dog, and watching vegan vlogs. Attending Radhoc conference throughout high school inspired Nasomi to join the committee and she’s having a great first year on it!
Rita is starting her second year at Memorial University doing a degree in pharmacy. This is her second year on Committee and she is very excited to meet new people! In her spare time, Rita enjoys volunteering, trying new food playing her flute, swimming and drinking coffee with one milk. After traveling to China, Rita has gained a love of traveling and hopes to backpack in different countries one day. When she is not studying or volunteering, Rita enjoys reading and would love any book recommendations.
Sarah is a pharmacy student at Memorial University. She participated in many Radhoc conferences as a high school student, and was so pleased with her experience that she continued her involvement as a committee member upon entering university. Sarah is also a member of the Eastern Newfoundland Science Fairs Council, and is a former member of the Shallaway Youth Choir, which provided her with a love for travelling and music. Sarah has been working part time as a lifeguard and swimming lessons instructor for the past three years, and she also enjoys hiking, cooking, and climbing.
Sean has been a member of the Radhoc Committee since starting at Memorial University in September 2011. He first became interested in social justice issues when Oxfam gave a presentation to his Beavers group in Grade 1. Since then, he has been passionate about spreading awareness and knowledge about these issues to his peers and the community-at-large, in addition to designing effective facilitation spaces for these discussions. With Radhoc, Sean uses these passions to develop interactive and innovative workshops and content, and currently serves as Content Coordinator. As for academics, Sean is currently a French Honours degree, and completed a Cell & Molecular Biology degree in 2015. On a less serious note, he is both a gelato and chicken nugget aficionado and is happy to have in-depth conversations about either of these delicacies at any time.
Su Alteen's climbing helmet is her favourite because it saves her life. It also serves as a nest for the very opinionated, stobborn and incredibly sweet @pattythepuffin. Among other life adventures Su is "pursuing her dream" studying French and Psychology at Memorial, which will include a year abroad in Nice, France starting three days after camp ends! She may or may not aspire to be a teacher but would have great teaching experience from coaching baby monkeys (read: Child Climbers) and making up games at SHAD. Su shares her talent at singing random songs with QVE Youth Choir. Su is delighted to be with <the greatest high-schoolers of all time>. She's done a few other leadership programs such as Memorial Student Leadership Conference, Hi-Five St. John's, Oxfam CHANGE, EXPLORE French Immersion but her favourite was Radhoc YLC where she was a champion twice. In Su's rare but needed spare time she pursues her passions which include painting, drawing, doing Jiu-Jitsu, playing ukulele, travelling, reading, watching TedX videos, doing yoga, writing and eating sushi.
Larry Kuzco is a leadership-oriented llama who loves donuts, finding new ways to get his daily caffeine fix, and spreading llama love to llama lovers everywhere. Larry's biggest pet peeve is cat noises at 5AM, But can sometimes be forgiving of this because he loves champions (most of the time anyways) Larry is seeking to enthrall the world with his razor sharp wit, eloquent sarcasm, majestic coat of fur, and his attitude to rival only Beyoncé. Be sure to give his insta a follow for the day to day updates on the adventurous life of Radhoc's Mascot. @larrykuzcothellama