2021 Orientation Leaders

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    Alex

    Hey there! My name is Alex (he/him), and I’m a rising sophomore from North Potomac, Maryland in the Washington, D.C. Area. I am a double major in Government (Comparative Politics) and Romance Studies (French and Italian). I am also pursuing a minor in Global Engagement. Aside from academics, I’m a distance swimmer on the Men’s Swim and Dive Team, a Course Assistant (CA) for French language courses, and a peer tutor. I really enjoy watching films, travelling, learning languages, running, photography, and of course, taking naps. I am so excited to be a part of Orientation again and cannot wait to meet everyone!
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    Alex

    Hi everyone, and welcome to Wes! My name is Alex Short and I use she/her pronouns. I’m from Larchmont, NY. I’m a rising sophomore and prospective English major. On campus, I love painting with friends on Foss Hill and getting brunch at WesWings. I’m a radio DJ at the Wesleyan radio station (WESU), and I performed in the Theater Department’s Fall Show “Slabber.” I’m involved in the Javanese Dance program here, so feel free to ask me about that (or anything else you want)!
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    Anjali

    Hi everyone! Welcome to Wesleyan!! My name is Anjali (she/her) and I'm a part of the class of 2023. I am majoring in Neuroscience & Behavior, and minoring in Chemistry. I live in Bangalore, India. I love baking, traveling, scuba diving, and literally anything adventurous. Outside my busy schedule of binging tv shows, I'm a part of the organizing committee for BasalGang, a neuroscience club, and a member of Shakti, a South Asian student club. I look forward to meeting all of you in the fall!

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    Anne

    Hey new students! My name is Anne (she/her) and I am a sophomore from West Hartford, CT. I plan on majoring in MB&B and Government (Comparative Politics). Outside of the classroom, I am on the Women’s Crew team and a member of Wesleyan Democrats, Wesleyan Women in Science, and Wesleyan Christian Fellowship. If any of this interests you, please reach out! I love to talk about all the amazing things that I do on campus. Although my freshman year was far from normal, I love being on campus and I cannot wait for all of you to experience this amazing place!
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    Anya

    Hi! My name is Anya Kisicki (she/her) and I’m a rising senior at Wesleyan. I hail from Phoenix, Arizona and I am double majoring in Government and in the College of Letters, a three-year multidisciplinary program that merges the studies of history, literature, and philosophy. I am also pursuing a minor in Film Studies. I work as an Academic Peer Advisor and the College of Letters digital assistant, so if you have any academic questions I'm your gal! You can also find me stirring up tasty coffee drinks at Perkatory, a local coffee house, on Pocotopaug Lake with the Sailing Team, or in the 92 Theatre designing the lights for student-run theatre productions. Additionally, I am currently working to build a new campus group that focuses on creating space for non-cis males (womxn) interested in Film to network and hold campus-wide events. I am here as a resource for you, so if you have any questions at all about adjusting to life at Wesleyan, don’t hesitate to reach out by emailing me at akisicki@wesleyan.edu!
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    Ari

    Ariana Baez '22 is a rising senior at Wesleyan University. This is her second year as an Orientation Leader, and during her sophomore year she acted as one of the NSO Orientation Interns. During the school year she works at the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development as the Leadership Intern. This past school year, she assumed the role of the Wesleyan Student Assembly Equity and Inclusion Committee Chair. Ariana is Dominican-American and was raised in Washington Heights, NY. However, now she lives in Bogota, NJ and is very excited to be an Orientation Leader her last year at Wes!
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    Avanti

    Hello class of 2025, visiting and transfer students! My name is Avanti, and I use she/her pronouns. I am a junior from Mumbai, India. I’m double majoring in Theater and Government with a concentration in American Politics at Wes! I’ve also participated in some dance events, even though I had zero experience before coming here. What I love most about Wes is the intersectionality available between departments that seem completely different, like my majors! When I’m not working, you’ll probably find me at Pi, Swings, or S&C. I’m super excited to meet y’all, and once again, congratulations on your acceptance!
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    Ben

    Hi class of 2025! My name is Ben, I’m from West Covina, CA, and I’m a double major in Neuroscience & Behavior and Science in Society with a minor in College of East Asian Studies. I’m a first-generation, low-income student and this is my third year being an OL! I’m quite involved on campus: I conduct neurobiological research on songbirds, I’m a McNair Scholar, I work at Pi Café and Weshop, and I’m involved in many dance groups on campus such as X-Tacy Hip Hop Collective, WesBurlesque, and Wesleyan’s K-Pop Dance Crew. Looking forward to meeting you all, and feel free to email or chat with me if you have any questions!
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    Brittany

    Hey there! My name is Brittany, class of 2023. I’m an Earth and Environmental Science major, with a Chemistry minor (so I spend a lot of time in Exley). I’m a part of Sunrise Movement, as well as the LARP (Live Action RolePlay) club on campus. I’m also in several Dungeons and Dragons groups. Being at Wes has certainly allowed me to express myself and my love of both the fantasy genre and the environment. I can’t wait for you all to find what you love here!
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    Brynn

    Hello everyone!! My name is Brynn Assignon and I am a BA/MA student here at Wesleyan from Bridgeport CT. I am really excited to meet all of you! I double majored in MB&B (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry) and French while completing the pre-med requirements when I was an undergraduate. I am now completing my Master's degree in Chemistry and work in a Biochemistry research lab. I love cooking and watching very dramatic and unrealistic TV shows and movies. Congratulations on all your achievements so far and I am looking forward to meeting you all and welcoming you to campus! A fun fact about me is that I am originally from Togo, a small country in West Africa.
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    Cassidy

    Hello everyone! My name is Cassidy (she/her) and I'm from Colrain, MA. I am in the class of 2023, however, with all the covid craziness I decided to defer the fall 2020 semester. I am a prospective Psychology and Education Studies double major and would love to talk about my experiences with anyone interested in a similar path! Aside from academics, I am a part of an acapella group (New Group) on campus which has connected me to so many lovely people/singers. I am also an usher for the Center for the Arts and a casual member of various other clubs. I'm so excited to meet you all!!
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    Clay

    Hi! My name is Clay (He/Him) and I'm from Seattle, Washington. I'm a sophomore at Wes majoring in Biology and Government. My dream is to go to medical school to become a pediatrician. On campus I'm involved in many clubs including men's club soccer, ski team, the American Medical Student Association, and peer tutoring. If I'm not in class you can find me sitting out on foss studying for the MCAT or in the gym with my friends. My favorite part about being a Wes student is the small campus community and getting to make such close relationships with professors.
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    Cleo

    Hi everyone! My name is Cleo (she/her) and I’m a rising junior. I’m super excited to meet y’all in the fall! I’m a Film Studies major from NYC. Some of my favorite things to do on campus are jam with my band, work on film projects, and cook with friends. Welcome to Wes! You’re going to have a great time :)
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    Cyann

    Hello!! My name is Cyann Byfield, my pronouns are she/her and I'm from Brooklyn, New York. I am a part of the class of 2023 and I am a Sociology major and an African American Studies minor. Currently, I am part of “Kalalu” the Caribbean dance team, which of one of the many dance teams on campus here at Wesleyan. I am also a member of the Women of Color collective, the Caribbean Student Association, and pre-pandemic I was an overnight host for prospective students. One of my favorite things about Wesleyan is our campus, there’s nothing I love more than going for walks with my friends or just relaxing on Foss Hill. Some fun facts about me are I love doing hair and makeup not only on myself but other people and I love to cook and bake.
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    Daelle

    Hey! My name is Daelle Coriolan (she/her) and I am part of the class of 2024, majoring in the College of Social Studies. I was born in Haiti and I’m from West Haven, CT. Some things I’m a part of on campus are the Ujamaa Board and Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) as part of the Equity and Inclusion Committee. My favorite part about being on campus is the chocolate chip pancakes and tater tots at Summies at 1 am on a Friday night.
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    Dhruvi

    Hi! My name is Dhruvi and my pronouns are she/her. I am a junior majoring in economics and on campus, I'm involved in Road to Finance, the Wesleyan Investment Group, and SHAKTI. As a transfer student from Franklin and Marshall College, I am excited to welcome the incoming class, as well as any transfer students!
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    Diana

    Hey! My name is Diana Venus, I'm in Class 2024 and going to double-major in Anthropology and Psychology. On-campus I'm involved with WesNeat student initiative, Precision dance group, and WesDebate! My favorite part of being at Wes is meeting people from diverse backgrounds with different lived experiences. It's a perfect place to make friends around the world and learn from each other, growing together not just academically, but also personally. In my spare time, I love to play ukulele and sing with friends, practice my Italian, Russian, and Turkish, enjoy Covid-safe picnics on Foss Hill, and dance to techno music.
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    Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Ouanemalay is a biology major (‘23) from Long Beach, California. At Wesleyan, Elizabeth is the financial co-manager of the FGLI Advisory Board, knits in the Wes Knitting Circle, and works at ITS Helpdesk. Elizabeth is also a WesMaSS scholar and has served as a senator for the Wesleyan Student Assembly. Outside of Wesleyan, Elizabeth enjoys binging Anime and playing games on her Nintendo Switch. Elizabeth’s favorite part of being a Wesleyan student is the people here! Wes is full of people ready to engage in meaningful and open-minded conversations.
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    Emily

    Hi! My name is Emily (she/her) and I'm a rising sophomore at Wesleyan from New York City. I'm a prospective Economics major but I'm still exploring potential double major and/or minor options! As of right now, I'm considering psychology or government as options for a second major and/or international relations as a minor! Aside from academics, I'm a part of Wesleyan's Investment Group, POC Pre-Law Society, and Wesleyan's Outing Club. Some of my favorite things to do at Wes include going on walks/runs/playing volleyball on campus when the weather is nice, sitting on Foss Hill with friends, getting coffee from Pi Cafe, and doing work at Excely or Olin. I'm so excited to be part of Orientation and can't wait to meet everyone!
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    Emma

    Hello class of 2025! My name is Emma Pennie and I am a rising senior. I live in Old Lyme, Connecticut, so Wesleyan is close to home for me! I am an economics major with an international relations certificate. At Wesleyan, I have tried to explore new interests and take advantage of what our school has to offer. I am a captain of the rugby team, play flute for the Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, and have been an Orientation Leader for the past two years. I am so excited to be an OL for the third time and meet you all!
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    Fana

    Heyyy besties! I’m Fana (she/they), I’m from Allentown, Pennsylvania! I’m a rising sophomore and prospective double-majoring in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Russian and Eastern European Studies, and minor in Jewish and Israel Studies! When I’m not in class, I love giggling, so I’m involved in two comedy groups! I also am a member of Wesleyan’s all-gender frisbee team, and a teacher for Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness. I’ve found such a wonderful home in the Wesleyan Jewish Community (WJC), Writer’s Block, and (of course) Wesleyan Twitter! Welcome to Wes! I can’t wait to meet you!
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    Florina

    Hiya everyone! My name is Florina, and I'm a rising sophomore from Bogor, Indonesia. I am a prospective Economics and Government double major with a Data Analysis minor. I work as a Digital Scholarship Fellow, and in my free time I enjoy reading, writing, hiking, playing badminton, and chatting with friends on the field as the wind tries to blow us away. I'm also learning how to knit. Can't wait to meet you all at Wes!
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    Gloria

    Hi! My name is Gloria SooYoung Kang, class of 2022, and I use she/her pronouns. I am a Psychology and Education Studies major with an East Asian Studies minor. I was born in South Korea and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. At Wes, I work at the Olin Library and am involved in the Korean Student Association and the Asian-American Student Collective. I really love to cook and eat Korean food with my friends on campus! I am excited to meet you all!
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    Haley

    Hi everyone! My name is Haley Fish, she/her(s) pronouns, and I am a rising senior double majoring in Government and Environmental Studies, with a minor in Global Engagement. I am originally from Portland, Oregon but Wes definitely feels like home now. I am a coxswain on the men’s varsity crew team and when i’m not in class or at the boathouse, you can find me studying in SciLi, listening to music on Foss, at my job in NorCo, or hanging with my friends in my woodframe house! Looking forward to meeting you all!

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    Hannah

    Hi! My name is Hannah Merriman and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I'm a member of the class of 2023 from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I am an English major on the Creative Writing path with a Film minor. On campus, I'm a member of the Questbridge Network and I work at the Gordon Career Center as a Communications Assistant. I also enjoy studying in the corner of SciLi while drinking Pi smoothies (mango-strawberry is my favorite) and walking around campus with my friends.
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    Jared

    Hi everyone! My name is Jared Christopher, and I am a rising senior. I am from Longwood, Florida which is near Orlando and came to Connecticut to escape sweltering and swampy Florida. I am majoring in Neuroscience and Studio Art with a minor in Chemistry. I am a freestyler on the swim team here at Wesleyan, and I swim mostly distance with a bit of everything and some tennis on the side! I spend most of my time in the libraries and Freeman, but aside from academics and athletics, I crochet often, love to bake, play the piano, and can frequently be seen carrying around one of my many types of bags.
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    Jenna

    Hi! My name is Jenna Stevens and I am from Avon, CT. I am a rising sophomore and am planning on majoring in neuroscience with a minor in either chemistry or psychology. Aside from academics, I am a member of the women’s hockey team, a volunteer tutor for elementary students in Middletown, and a member of Hope Happens Here, a mental health advocacy group on campus. My favorite part of being at Wes is being able to be challenged both academically and athletically while meeting new people from all over the world! I am very excited for the fall and am looking forward to meeting you all!
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    Jenny

    Hey Everyone! My name is Jenny and I’m a member of the class of 2023. I’m from Bala Cynwyd, PA, right outside of Philly. I am a Neuroscience and Behavior major on the pre-med track, and plan to minor in Civic Engagement. At Wes, I am involved with Collective Motion, Wesleyan Science Outreach, Fusion Dance Crew, and RhoEP. Wesleyan has become my second home and I cannot wait to meet you all and welcome you to Wes!
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    Jeremy

    Hello! My name is Jeremy Kim (he/him), and I am in the Class of 2023. I am Chemistry Major and pursuing the Writing Certificate. I am from Wood-Ridge, NJ. I am a varsity swimmer and a Writing Mentor here on campus. My favorite part of being at Wes is meeting new people from diverse backgrounds! On my free time, I watch lots of YouTube, anime, tv shows, read, play basketball, and listen to music (currently into ITZY, BROCKHAMPTON, Kali Uchis).
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    Joanna

    Hey, class of 2025, welcome to Wes! I'm Joanna (she/her), and I'm an English and Sociology double major from right outside of Philadelphia. I'm part of the Wesleyan University Orchestra, and I've also dramaturged and directed a number of theatre productions through Second Stage, Wesleyan's student-run theatre organization. In my free time, I love to watch true crime documentaries, read, and cook (I make a mean Thai coconut curry). I'm so excited to meet you all in the fall!

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    John

    Hello! My name is John Vernaglia and I use he/him pronouns. I am a senior from Medford, Massachusetts and a College of Social Studies Major. On campus I work on the Wesleyan Argus as a sports and podcast editor, play intramural as well as club sports, and have at times dabbled in Stand Up Comedy. My favorite part of being at Wes is my friends!! A fun fact about me is that I can down an entire box of 25 munchkins, I also have medium to good music taste.
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    Julia

    Hi! My name is Julia (she/her) and I am a member of the class of 2022! I am from Minas Gerais, Brazil, but currently live on Long Island in New York. I am a double major in the College of Social Studies and Anthropology. On campus, I have been part of the Wesleyan ACLU, Ajua Campos, and Wesleyan Dreamers and Allies. This will be the fifth orientation session I participate in! I am very excited to be an orientation leader again, as it has been one of my best experiences at Wes. I look forward to meeting you! Welcome to Wes :)
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    Kajayla

    I am in the class of 2022 and I am a sociology major! I was born and raised in Boston Mass! I work with Wesleyan’s ASHA Cohort to teach local resident students about sexual health awareness and education. I also choreograph for WesBurlesque, which is a community of students who agree to cultivate and maintain a safe space for students on campus. A non-academic activity I love to do is draw and tattoo! Welcome to Wes!
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    Katie

    Hi! I'm Katie (she/her) and I'm a rising sophomore from the Baltimore area in Maryland. I'm hoping to major in Biology and minor in Global Engagement. Activities I'm involved with on campus are the dance groups Precision Ensemble and Collective Motion, Wesleyan Cheerleading, New Voters at Wesleyan, and Astronomy&Space Club. Some of my favorite things about Wesleyan are the wide range of interesting class offerings, the amazing student body, and the Usdan grilled cheese sandwiches. I can't wait to meet you all and welcome you to campus!
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    Lucia

    Hi! My name is Lucia (she/her), I'm from Arlington, MA and in the class of 2024 at Wes. I work as an intern in the Office of Admission and as a Food Rescue Coordinator. I am majoring in the College of Social Studies and also interested in Spanish. Outside of class, I am involved with the Rebel Eaters Club, Wes Democratic Socialists, and Outing Club. My favorite campus activities are going for runs and getting donuts!
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    Lucie

    Hi! My name is Lucie Kruger (she/her) and I am a junior at Wesleyan University. I am a Neuroscience & Behavior and Science in Society double major from Paris, France. At Wes I am captain of an intramural soccer team and part of the climbing club. I also do research in a Neuroscience lab and work at the Olin library circulation desk. To relax, I love to sit on Foss hill with my friends. I can't wait to meet new students!
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    Luna

    Hey everyone! Welcome to Wes! My name is Luna and I'm a rising sophomore. I'm from NYC and plan on majoring in Psychology! On campus I'm a part of a dance group and the environmental activist group Sunrise Middletown. I love hanging with friends on Foss Hill, listening to good music, and getting Late-Night pancakes at Summerfields! Can't wait to meet you all!
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    Maggie

    Hello! My name is Maggie Eames and I am a rising junior majoring in Government and American Studies. I grew up in Andover, MA and currently live in New Castle, NH and Biddeford, ME. On campus, I am a Clinic Escort, an Associate Editor for the Arcadia Political Review, volunteer with the Wesleyan Refugee Project Fundraising Team, and am involved in dance. My weirdest fun fact is that I won a free year's worth of frozen yogurt from Orange Leaf when I was 12. I'm super excited to meet you all and welcome you to Wes!
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    Mallory

    Hello everyone!!! Welcome to Wes! My name is Mallory and I’m from Fairfield, CT. I’m a rising junior double majoring in music and psychology. On campus, you can find me at track and field practice, singing in a cappella, and jamming with my band! I also work in Olin and am part of the theater/opera scene. Can’t wait to meet all of you!
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    Marangela

    Hi my name is Marangela James, class of 2024. I am from Boston Massachusetts where I have lived my whole life. I play on the women's varsity squash team here at wes. I intend on majoring in Earth and Environmental science with a minor in Environmental studies. My favorite part of being at wes is the feeling of freedom and liberty I get from being away from home and a fun fact about me is that I really wanna learn how to play the drums.
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    Maren

    Maren is a rising senior triple majoring in Dance, Psychology, and Education. Outside the classroom, she is involved with students theater in Second Stage, student film, and climate action through Sunrise Movement Middletown. Maren has worked as a tour guide, a mentor for the Presentation Studio, and is the 2021-2022 Production Coordinator for the Dance Department. Her favorite place to study on campus is in the yellow Center for the Americas building!
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    Marissa Rose

    Hi! My name is Marissa Rose, I use she/her pronouns. I am from San Diego, CA and one fun fact about me is that I played in the junior Olympics for beach volleyball in middle school. I am majoring in the College of Social Studies (CSS) and I am a part of the Wesleyan Student Committee for Title IX action! I have also worked on campus for my entire time at Wesleyan. My favorite parts of being at Wes are getting to interact with so many interesting people and long sunny days lounging on Foss.
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    Mason

    Hey everyone! My name is Mason! I'm a rising sophomore from Newport, New Hampshire. I'm a prospective Psychology and Neuroscience double major on the pre-med track. I'm also interested in a dance minor! Outside of the classroom I am a hurdler on the Track and Field team as well as an intern on the TEDxWesleyanU team. I am a lover of all things related to hiking, seltzer water, sunsets, Grey's Anatomy, the beach, dance, and trying new foods. Please feel free to reach out! I'm so excited to meet you all and welcome you to the Wesleyan Community!
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    Megan

    Hi! My name is Megan, I use she/her pronouns, and I'm in the class of 2024. I'm from Rochester, Minnesota and am a prospective Economics major and Data Analysis minor. Outside of class, I am on the Wesleyan Swimming and Diving team. When I’m not at the pool, I love baking cookies with friends and listening to kpop music. I’ve met so many fun people at Wes, and I can’t wait to meet new students this fall!!
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    Natalia

    Hey! My name is Natalia Chino, my pronouns are she/her, and I am a junior majoring in Sociology and African-American studies. I'm from Queens, New York and can't imagine living anywhere else! On campus, you can find me managing the club basketball team, writing for the football magazine, working for reslife as a CA for low rise and high rise, and working behind the front desk at the Science Library. My favorite part of being a Wesleyan student is how comfortable I feel expressing my identity and the really great friends I found here from all over the country. A fun fact about me is that I love basketball so when I met the entire New York Knicks team a few years ago it was the best day of my LIFE. I look forward to meeting all of you!
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    Natalie

    Hi! My name is Natalie Appel and I use she/her pronouns. I'm class of 2023 and am double majoring in Economics and Computer Science with a minor in Data Analysis. I'm from Scarsdale, New York and at Wesleyan spend time playing club volleyball or frisbee, working for the Wesleyan Media Project's Delta Lab, going to meetings for the Investment Group, and working on Arcadia's layout team.
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    Orly

    Hi! My name is Orly, I use she/her/hers pronouns, I’m a part of the class of 2024, and I’m a major in the College of Letters. On campus, I write for the Argus, serve on the Wesleyan Student Assembly, play ultimate frisbee, and am involved in Jewish life. I love learning languages and am studying French at Wes and learning Yiddish over the summer! My favorite part about Wes is the community, not just among students but with the faculty and staff as well.
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    Preston

    Hello! My name is Preston Maccoux (he/his/him) and I am a rising Junior here at Wes from Big Bend Wisconsin. I am a member of the Men’s Basketball and Golf team. I am an Economics major and African American Studies minor. Outside of my sports and academics, I enjoy cooking various meals, going for long walks outside and watching movies on Disney+. I have loved my experience as a student here at Wes and I cannot wait welcome you all to the family!
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    Richard

    My name is Richard Bennet and I use He/Him pronouns. I am part of the class of 2023 and I am a prospective anthropology and education major. Madrid is currently my home but I have also lived in Puerto Rico, Paris and Barcelona. I am part of the Wesleyan Animal Defense League (WADL) and the rugby team here but I also have participated in chess and theatre events on campus. One of my favorite things about being a student here is being able to connect with people with different backgrounds and interests and have engaging conversations beyond the classroom.
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    Richard

    Hey everyone! My name is Richard Ettinger, and I'm a rising Junior majoring in Economics and Psychology. I'm from New Canaan, Connecticut, which is just about an hour away from campus. I'm a Butterflyer and Backstroker on the Swim Team, a staff writer for the Wesleyan Business Review, and a member of the Wesleyan Investment Group and Road to Finance Clubs on campus. I spend most of my time in Freeman and SciLi, but on a nice day you can find me lying out on Foss or hammocking in the CFA. My favorite thing about being at Wesleyan is having the opportunity to meet so many people with different backgrounds and unique interests. Go Wes!
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    Robin

    Hiya! My name is Robin Rico-Sotelo (he/him/his) and I’m from Milwaukee, WI. I am from the class of 2023 and I’m double majoring in NS&B/Hispanic Literature and Culture! I am an equity intern here at Wesleyan and I participate in Boxing club, Ajúa Campos and I am a QuestBridge scholar. Some of my favorite parts of being here at Wesleyan include working out at the Freeman Fitness Center, walking on campus, and enjoying the sun on Foss Hill!
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    Saira

    Hi! My name is Saira and I'm a rising Sophomore. I'm from Amritsar, India, but I went to a boarding school located in the Foothills of the Himalayas called Woodstock for 9 years. I'm an Economics and Neuroscience & Behaviour Double Major. On campus, I am a part of the Wesleyan Investment Group, Consulting Pathways, WesWomen in Science, and Club Soccer. I really enjoy playing sports & trying out new places to eat! One of the best things about Wes is its people; they all have amazing stories and are super cool! If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to reach out! So excited to meet you all! :)
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    Sam

    Hey there! My name is Sam (he/they) and I’m a rising junior from Needham, MA. I’m a Mathematics and Computer Science double major. On campus, I’m involved with student theater; I’m in an a cappella group, Slender James; I’m a course assistant; and I work as a research assistant for the Wesleyan Media Project, a lab that analyzes political advertising data. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. I’m excited to meet you all!
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    Samantha

    Hi everyone! My name is Samantha Koo, and I am a rising junior at Wesleyan. I was born and raised in Hong Kong but attended high school in Hangzhou, China and Taipei, Taiwan. I am double majoring in Psychology and Education Studies. On campus, I am involved in various clubs such as the Asian American Student Collective, Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness, Wesleyan Refugee Project, Wesleyan Individual Tutoring Program, and Traverse Square Afterschool Program. I also work as the OISA office intern! In my free time, I love to travel, bake, bullet journal, and take photos. My favorite part about Wesleyan is all the people that I have met. I look forward to meeting you too!
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    Shante

    Hey! My name is Shanté. I am originally from Georgetown, Guyana but I now live in Newark, NJ. I’m a rising Senior and an Anthropology major. On campus, I am a member of the SPECTRUM board, a Gender and Sexuality Intern at the RC, and a member of POCapella. In my free time, I like to make Trillers with friends, listen to podcasts, make playlists I never listen to, paint, and change my hair. If you have any questions about campus life please let me know! Looking forward to meeting you all! :)
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    Shaya

    Hello! I'm Shaya, an English and Environmental Studies major & French Studies minor. I'm in the Class of 2022 and am from Huntington, New York. On campus, I'm a member of the Green Fund committee and work for the Sustainability Office as a Sustainable Middletown Intern. I'm also a member of the aikido club and write for the College of the Environment's blog. On campus, my favorite study spot is the patio behind the Davison Art Center!
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    Sophie

    Hey y’all! I'm Sophie Gilbert and I’m a rising junior (class of '23). I’m so excited to welcome you all at New Student Orientation this year! While I live in New Jersey now, I’m northern California born and bred. I’m a Film and Government double major and a French minor too! On-campus, I’m involved in the music scene as a part of handful of bands and I’m also an Executive Producer on our student-run film production organization Cardinal Pictures. Can’t wait to meet all of you so soon, and welcome to Wes :)
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    Sophie

    Hello! My name is Sophie, my pronouns are they/them, I'm from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a member of the class of 2022! I have a psychology and neuroscience major with an education studies minor and I love them all. Outside of classes, I work in the Sleep and Psychosocial Adjustment lab on campus, mentor high school students with neurodevelopmental disorders, and tap dance! When I'm not doing any of those things, you can usually find me in sci li, it's practically my home, or getting a sandwich from Red and Black. I love being a Wes student because of how warm, welcoming, and accepting everyone is. On campus, it's wonderful being surrounded by others who are passionate about what they do and care about supporting those around them as well. The community is really what makes being at Wesleyan so great.
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    Stephanie

    Hey all! I'm Steph (she/her), class of 2024, and I can't wait to meet you all. I'm from Allendale, NJ, and I'm a prospective Biology and English double-major, and I'm also working on fulfilling pre-med requirements. When I'm not tweeting, you can find me writing for the Features section of the Wesleyan Argus, joking around with Hysterics, my stand-up comedy group, or spending late nights in Olin writing lab reports. I also love singing, theater and a good cup of coffee. Welcome to Wes, you're going to love it! :)
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    Steven

    Hi my name is Steven Johnson (he/him), and I am a rising junior from Brooklyn, NY. I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in African American studies. I am a member of the men’s basketball team here at Wes, and I also love music and dancing. My favorite part of being at Wes is getting to meet so many different types of people with diverse backgrounds.
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    Thais

    Hey everyone! My name is Thais García and I'm a rising junior. I'm from Caguas, Puerto Rico. I'm majoring in Psychology with a minor in Education studies! I've been involved in Theater (specifically Musical Theater) every semester I've been here at Wes. When I'm not cramming in Exley, you can probably find me having a picnic on Foss or ordering an inhuman amount of cans of Arizona from Weshop! Since my freshman year, I've also been a part of the Wesleyan University Middle School Partnership (WUMPST), a tutoring program for local middle schoolers through the JCCP. I'm so excited to get to know you all! :)
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    Theo

    Hi! I’m Theo Dolan (he/him), from the class of 2024 and I’m from New York City. I am a prospective film major, and love improv, dungeons and dragons, theater, and comedy. On campus, I participate in WESU (I have a radio show), I am in the theater department production of She Kills Monsters, and I am apart of the film workshop. I spend my nights practicing my terrible skate boarding at the cfa parking lot, and love to watch and make movies with my friends. I also love monkeys and if you can tell me anything about them I will be very happy.
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    Tim

    My name is Tim White. I am a rising junior at Wesleyan and a film major. I grew up in Moscow, Russia and I’m bilingual. Apart from film, one of my hobbies has been music. I’ve played drums in bands in high school and am continuing that at Wes. I also love hosting events and DJing. Coming from a city, I am quite passionate about urban studies and hope to learn more while studying abroad. I love talking to people so feel free to ask me about anything from Russian food to Hollywood.
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    Veronika

    Welcome to Wes! My name is Veronika, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am a senior majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior and minoring in Education Studies, as well as a pre-dental student, who will graduate in December. I was born in Ukraine and moved to Brooklyn, New York when I was 12 years old. On campus, I am the president of the Martial Arts Club, president of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and a peer tutor. I enjoy taking walks across our beautiful campus and down to the river :) I am a huge fan of books, ATLA and MBTI (what is your type? XD).
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    Zara

    Hi everyone! My name is Zara Zhou, and I use she/her pronouns. I'm part of the class of 2023, and I am double majoring in Film Studies and Economics. I am from Ningbo, China. I play Cello and enjoy conducting music in my dorm! My favorite things at Wes include playing frisbee with friends or going late night to chat! I also like outdoor sports and ball sports, such as hiking, squash, volleyball and ping pong! Welcome to Wes! I am extremely excited and looking forward to being an orientation leader and meeting you!