Meet the Orientation Interns Of 2014

Orientation Interns plan both International Student Orientation (ISO) and New Student Orientation (NSO) with position responsibilities varying based on specific assignments. Interns will monitor email and phone lines, answering questions from new students and families related to all aspects of life at Wesleyan throughout the whole summer. 

Taylor Dauphin

Taylor Dauphin

Hey Class of 2018!

My name is Taylor Dauphin, but my momma calls me TayBaby, and my friends call me the selfie queen. I'm a rising senior, class of 2015, and I live in Berlin, Connecticut, not far from Wes. For high school, I attended Classical Magnet School, in Hartford, CT and was super involved in dance and played soccer, basketball, and track and field. Now, I'm a psychology and sociology double major and I studied abroad in Durban, South Africa in Fall '13. Outside of school, I'm a part of the Edgar Beckham Helping Hand Awards Planning Committee, a member of event staff, and a student worker in the Student Activities and Leadership Development office. I'm also in a bunch of dance groups including FUSION, which is a hiphop dance group, Kalalu, which is a Caribbean dance group, WesStep, and am one of the directors of WesBurlesque. I really enjoy painting, whenever I'm not dancing and have a secret obsession with sharks and animal crackers (though I suppose it's not a secret anymore). I love, love, LOVE meeting new people and I could not be more excited to welcome you all to this amazing school. Every year I've spent here has been more and more incredible so I can't wait for this upcoming year! I hope you all are as excited about orientation as I am! You all can test me on my name-learning skills. 

Please feel free to contact me if you need anything or if you have ANY questions!

~Taylor

Hey Class of 2018!

First of all, congratulations! I’m Kimberly Heras and I’m a rising sophomore from New York City! I am currently the epitome of undecided though I’m considering the American Studies and Psychology majors (so don’t fret if you have not decided what you’re majoring in yet). I am a member of the Wesleyan Cheerleading team, Ajua Campos, Caliente dance team and have performed in various cultural shows this past year. Most importantly though, this summer I’ll be one of your four orientation interns!

I’m so excited to finally meet and talk to you all! Orientation was such an amazing experience for me last year and I hope it will be the same for you!  My fellow interns and I will work our hardest to make it blast and give you the true Wesleyan experience. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions/concerns (or if you just want to talk. I’m friendly, I promise!) Can’t wait to hear from you all!

~Kimberly

Kimberly Heras

Kimberly Heras

Aidan Martinez

Aidan Martinez

Class of 2018!

My name is Aidan Martinez and I am so excited for every single one of you to join us this upcoming fall. I am a rising sophomore, College of Social Studies major originally from El Paso, Texas. I am stretched far and thin across campus but most of my time is devoted to our lovely Wesleyan Student Assembly. My main focus is on social justice and making Wes a more inclusive atmosphere for all. On another note, this upcoming fall I will continue my work with the Wesleyan Media Project focusing on the midterm elections. Some of my part-time hobbies involve planning my presidential run in the future and thinking about the complexities of life. 

The first few weeks are definitely so overwhelming but they are so worth it. I would not change one single thing about my freshman year here at Wes. This is the place to be. If you have any questions about ANYTHING, and I do mean ANYTHING, feel free to email me. We are too excited for y'all.

~Aidan

Hello there!

I'm Kathryn Thompson of the class of 2015. I was born in Manhattan but I've grown up abroad and I currently live in the Philippines and Nepal (feel free to direct any international related questions at me!) My mom calls me Katie, my coworkers call me Katy, my friends call me 'hey. you' and my dad calls me Kate, so as long as you can get my attention I'll probably answer. I've worn a lot of hats at Wes from WesRugby to Reslife staff to Prometheus to queer resource center intern so I have a lot of experience being involved on campus. Currently I'm trying to pull back so next year I'll mostly be occupying my time with alpha delta phi, Weshop, Senior interviewer and my double majors: history and environmental studies. I also enjoy spending lots of time outside and I make short films as side projects. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you soon and sharing my Wesleyan experiences with you. I hope you are all equally as exciting because you have an incredible four years ahead of you. 

See you soon!

-Katy

Katy Thompson

Katy Thompson