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).
Angela has a Diploma in Community Recreation Leadership from the College of the North Atlantic, and is now in her third year of a recreation degree at Memorial University. She has been involved with Radhoc for 9 years now from Champion, to Volunteer, and now Committee Member. Also, she has been volunteering with Special Olympics for years now and is passionate about working with persons with disabilities. In her spare time Ange loves to spend time with animals (she frequently pet sits), hang out with friends, and listen to/make music.
Ava is a first year student with hopes of majoring in chemistry. She was a Radhoc Champion for more conferences than she can remember and is thrilled to now be a committee member. In the past Ava has been involved with various social justice groups and committees and she performs with her friends for local seniors homes a few times a year. She is a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award recipient and has attended many programs and conferences (such as Radhoc, DEEP, MUN^2, Pianofest etc.). In her spare time Ava enjoys reading, music,sports and cuddling with her cat!
Cassidy is a first-year chemistry student at Memorial University and a former champion of five(ish) Radhoc Conferences. She is a current volunteer at Beagle Paws NL and has also volunteered with Special Olympics NL, the Mount Pearl Frosty Festival, and the St. John’s Boys and Girls Club. Memes and dogs are her favourite things, but she also loves sleep, hiking, bees,travelling , good people, and sometimes cats. In the past, she played rugby and ultimate frisbee, took various dance classes, and was a member of her high school robotics team. She eats cookies almost as frequently as she makes puns (about five times a day) and has recently taken up yoga. As a recent attendee of many conferences and programs, including the SHAD Summer Enrichment Program, Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Parliament, Metro Youth Parliament, MUN Squared, and the YWCA Young Women’s Leadership Program, she is more than happy to chat about them and share other similar opportunities for high school students with anyone who’s interested. Cassidy hopes to inspire future champions to become involved in the issues they’re passionate about and explore their potential like Radhoc once did for her.
Cheyenne is a first-year student at Memorial, she is planning to major in English and French and hoping to one day become a professor. Cheyenne has been a Champion at five Radhoc conferences and hopes to inspire all new and old champions the way that she was inspired by other committee members. She can usually be found either in her apartment asleep on Stephanie’s bed or running to classes, being twenty minutes early. Cheyenne was involved with GSA groups, Relay for Life, and Right to Play, as well as many other organizations in previous years. Cheyenne enjoys sleeping, volunteering, and badminton, she also LOVES dogs with an enormous passion. (She sometimes gets emotional when she sees them.) Cheyenne cannot wait to see what Radhoc has in store for her!
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.
I am a second year memorial university student currently studying a double major in law and society and sociology. I love to travel, hike, kayak, and do just about anything that involves the outdoors! I also love jamming out to dad music (classic rock) but most importantly, I love to volunteer and learn about how we can change our world one day at a time.
Elea is a second year student completing an international bachelor of arts as well as majoring in political science and french. Elea has been a champion with Radhoc twice before and has volunteered at the past two events. Elea has been involved in various events around St. John’s including for the past two years helping run TedxYouth. Elea thinks right now that in the future she would do some sort of work with a non for profit organization. Elea loves coffee, photography, napping, cats and llamas. She is very excited to help plan and run the events with the rest of the committee.
Emily (Nicknames: Mama Radhoc, Dubbs) is in her fifth year of university and her final year of nursing school and is our resident nurse-to-be on duty. Emily has been involved in Radhoc for approximately 8-9 years, starting out as a Champion through high school and joining the Committee just before starting university. Her favourite things are doggos, travel, nursing, journaling, and playing the piano, and of course youth leadership with Radhoc! Any Champions with an interest in educational programs (especially those involving travel) should hit her up, she has participated in 10+ educational programs across the country and abroad including Global Brigades, Encounters with Canada, En Français à Québec, CEMC, Students on Ice, Queen's EMC, CSLC, and more!
“Efficient” Erynn Button is a past Champion who has been serving as Radhoc's Financial Officer and Logistics Coordinator for 3 years. She completed her BSc in Biochemistry with French and Chemistry minors at Memorial University, and will be starting a Masters in Immunology and Infectious Disease this fall. One day, she hopes to attend medical school and travel the world with Médécins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. Speaking of traveling, Erynn has already visited England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Leichtenstein, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Jamaica, Labadee, several US states, and many Canadian provinces (she is still infected with the travel bug though). Outside of Radhoc, Erynn dresses as Elsa to read at the Janeway Children's Hospital, and facilitates flamboyant (and flammable) demonstrations with Let’s Talk Science. Another fun fact is her 14 years of experience on a professional rope jumping team, with whom she is now an event leader at Jump Rope for Heart events organized by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Erynn has also attended a lot of summer programs and leadership conferences (such as Radhoc, CSLC, PSLC, MedQuest, SHAD, Explore, Oxfam Regional and National CHANGE conferences, ect.), so feel free to pester her with questions! In her spare time (which she doesn't have much of, admittedly), Erynn enjoys rock climbing, cake decorating, hiking, walking her adorable dog Toby, tucking into a good book (preferably with chocolate, coffee, and/or tea), and writing fantasy novels.
Giraffes, mediocre pop music, and cozy sweaters are a few of Josh’s favourite things. Originally from the Southern Shore, he now lives in St. John’s where he is completing a BA in Geography and a Certificate in Public Policy at MUN. As a former champion, he is incredibly excited to be a part of the Radhoc committee. Outside of Radhoc, he is also a member of MUN SAGA, the on-campus LGBTQ+ Resource Centre. Growing up, he was involved with his local 4-H club for many years, and is still involved to this day as the NL representative on the 4-H Canada Youth Advisory Committee. In his spare time, Josh enjoys playing video games, spending time with his friends, and binge-watching the latest episodes of his favourite TV shows (RuPaul’s Drag Race, anyone?)
Maddy is a first year student at Memorial, and is hoping to enter the Faculty of Nursing in the fall. Maddy has been a champion at two RADHOC conferences and is incredibly happy to now be on the committee! When she isn’t studying or volunteering with RADHOC, Maddy can be found reading, hiking, travelling, or singing in her free time. Maddy has been involved in social justice club, student council and was the captain for her high school’s rugby team in previous years. She currently volunteers at Steffen Dance Studio and, as a singer at Agnes Pratt and Maplewood Seniors Complex each Christmas. Maddy fiercely loves her West Highland terrier, Scotty, and would take him to camp with her if she could.
Matt is currently a student in Memorial’s Faculty of Education for Intermediate/Secondary Teaching after receiving his Bachelors of Arts in History this past June. As a history student Matt served as one of the Treasurers for Mun’s History Society and during his undergrad held special interest in historical literature revolving around Newfoundland, British, and German history. While not a former champion of Radhoc, he has volunteered at the past two Radhoc Summer Camps and decided to join the Committee this year. Matt’s passion for inclusive education and the removal of stigmatism surrounding video gamers is what fuels his social justice fire. While Matt isn’t slaving away at his studies he enjoys quiet time with good music, good friends and good video games.
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.
Pastel, commercials, kpop, and kawaii lover. Would live eternally in a hot shower if ever possible. Chocoholic - yet allergic (tragic). Currently in her 3rd year at MUN, she's majoring in English... for now. She also volunteers with Let's Talk Science, and is an exec for the MUN Japanese Culture Club.
Stephanie is a first year Political Science and French student attending Memorial University. She has been involved with Radhoc Youth Leadership as a Champion for several years, and she’s super excited to now be a committee member! Stephanie is a lover of the outdoors, her puppy Ron, hiking, improv, and bees! She has been involved with groups such as Newfoundland and Labrador Special Olympics, and Girl Guides of Canada. Stephanie has attended programs such as SHAD, Encounters with Canada, Explore, NLYP, MYP, CHOGM on the Rock, and of course Radhoc YLC. In her spare time, she loves doing anything music-related, traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
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 he can 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