MEET THE TEAM

Herlina Siagan

Administrative Assistant – Resource Centre

Favourite Meal

I love all food, but my favourite has to be Pho!

Favourite aspect of Calgary

How beautiful the city is! We have stunning nature all around us.

Perfect Weekend

On the weekends, I'm normally working in my other job, but when I'm not, I always try to go to nearby parks and hike with my friends!

Birthplace

I'm from Jakarta, Indonesia!

Fun Fact

I went for a last-minute camping trip in a parking lot at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park with some friends!

Happiest Place

My happiest place is whenever I feel at peace and I'm surrounded by people who accept me the way I am.

Get to know Herlina!

What is your name and pronouns?

Herlina Siagan, she/her 


What is your job position?

Administrative Assistant


How long have you been at Saitsa?

Since September 2021 in my current position, but I was a part of the Board of Directors back in 2016-17.

 

What do you enjoy most about your job? 

I enjoy being able to support students by giving them information that they need, especially for international students, since I was once them. Also, I love meeting new people and sharing great experiences!


What is your education and work background? 

I have an accounting diploma from back home in Indonesia and a supply chain diploma from SAIT. I have six years of work experience in the food and beverage industry. I also taught kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 back home.


Why did you choose to work for Saitsa? 

When I was a student, Saitsa provided incredible experiences and supported me as an international student. I felt supported through volunteer opportunities and getting involved in clubs. This is the main reason why I chose to be a part of Saitsa again.


What advice do you have for new SAIT students? 

Don’t be shy and don’t be afraid to explore new things! Try to get involved in volunteering, student clubs, and explore all the resources that SAIT and Saitsa has to offer!


Why should students get to know Saitsa? 

Being a student can be hard, but Saitsa is here to provide support from mental health and funding to memorable experiences. Take advantage of all the services Saitsa offers since all SAIT students have to pay for them regardless!

Community

Find Us

Saitsa Resource Centre 

MC107 Stan Grad

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

The Gateway Restaurant & Bar

Monday – Friday

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

V203 Campus Centre

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Odyssey Cafe

Monday – Friday

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

V211 Campus Centre

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Station Market

Monday – Thursday

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NN120 Senator Burns Building

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Station Express

Monday – Thursday

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

MB108 Stan Grad Building

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4