Kristian Mckesey

Umoja Student Program Coordinator

Degrees:Bachelor of Art, History - Concentration in Indigenous and American History (Carleton University - current)

Kristian is responsible for working with student clubs, societies, associations, and other stakeholders to develop academic transition, career-readiness, and community engagement programming tailored to African, Caribbean, and Black students.

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Length of Time on Campus: 3 COVID affected years.

Hobbies Outside Work: Art, writing, and video games.

Best Part of Being in Ottawa: Diverse food choices.

New Student Advice: Build a support network! Join Snapchats, Discord Servers, or whatever with your classmates. Those networks can and will save you, especially if you are someone like me who can sometimes get lost in the noise mid-way through a semester.