Our Liaison Officers

Say hello to our 2020 Liaison Officers!

Each September, recent U of G graduates meet with hundreds of high schools across Ontario and Canada. One of them might be presenting to your school, so keep your eyes peeled!

Michelle

Michelle graduated from the Bachelor of Commerce with a major in marketing management. During her time at the U of G you could catch Michelle at the soccer fields participating in intramurals, helping new Gryphons as an Orientation Volunteer, and seeking out the best trivia nights in Guelph.

Michelle loves the friendly and supportive community that is present at the U of G. Also, she cannot get enough of the beautiful campus that feels like its own town.

Michelle is excited to build relationships and share stories of her time at U of G with all the future Gryphons that she meets!

Free advice: “You don’t need to know exactly what you want to do in high school. Once you come to university, there are so many support systems to help you find your path!”

Julia

Julia graduated from the Bachelor of Applied Sciences, majoring in family studies and human development with a minor in psychology. Julia danced her way through school as a member of the Gryphon Dance Pak and even got a gold medal in her final season!

Julia explored Scotland in her third year while completing a semester abroad but when she was on campus you could find her enjoying wood oven pizza in Creelman Hall.

Julia loves the friends and support that the U of G is so well known for. She looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm with prospective students to calm any nerves and ignite their Gryphon spirit!

Free Advice: “Keep your eyes wide open because there will be new opportunities and people to meet everywhere you go!”

Natalia

Natalia is a familiar face around the Recruitment team, having been a Road Warrior a few years ago – and now our official Liaison Officer, Recruitment Events! She’s been welcoming gryphons (and #futuregryphons) to campus since her very first semester on campus as a residence ambassador; and hasn’t looked back!

She has such a passion for the University of Guelph, and that’s what she loves sharing with prospective students and families. And now, she can put that passion into events for you to attend – so you can see why so many people are finding themselves at Guelph (and never leaving).

Natalia can’t wait to see you on campus sometime, and when she’s out on the road. She’ll be sure to tell you all about her experience “boogie-ing” across the football field during o-week. Something you also have to look forward to!

Free advice: "Choose the university that is right for YOU – not where your friends are going, or where your family wants you to go. Find the university you want to call home for the next 4+ years."

Jessie

Graduating in 2017 with a degree in Bachelor of Applied Science, Jessie has worked in student recruitment in a variety of roles!

She has worked with transfer applicants and students from all over Canada! She spent a year working as our Social Media Intern where she connected with future Gryphons through Instagram and Snapchat.

Her favourite thing about the U of G is the balance of academics, athletics, and student life. She’s always been actively involved in the U of G community and notes that the memories she’s made are because of the people she’s met.

And her passion for everything about the University of Guelph is what led her to become a Liaison Officer. She can’t wait to share her knowledge and experience with you, #futuregryphons!

Free advice: "Make sure you are doing your research and picking a University that is the best fit for you. Take into consideration the experiential learning opportunities, the campus vibe, the city – because you’re not only choosing a school for the next 4 years, you are choosing a home!"

Lauren

Lauren graduated from the Bachelor of Arts degree program, majoring in criminal justice and public policy, with a minor in family and child studies. While at the U of G she was an active member on many intramural teams, like Bubble Soccer. Lauren played competitive hardball for the city of Guelph and volunteered with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Family and Children Services.

In her 4th year of studies, Lauren took advantage of an experiential learning opportunity to travel to Fiji with an organization that focuses on running nutritional workshops in a local village. Lauren lived with a “host” family for a week, then went backpacking through Australia and New Zealand!

Lauren worked as a Child and Youth Counsellor after graduating from the U of G, and recognizing her passion for advising, shortly made her way back home to the University of Guelph as a Liaison Officer. Lauren is looking forward to sharing her love for the U of G and Gryphon community with students across Canada!

Free advice: “Your time at university with fly by in the blink of an eye! Don’t be afraid to explore new opportunities, and just know that your Gryphon family is here cheering you on the whole way!”