Staff

Meet your 2022 Orientation "Red Shirts" - the student leaders who will help you have an amazing orientation experience!

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Malcolm Odum

Student Coordinator ‘20

Hometown: Lansdowne, PA

Major: Food Marketing

Minor: Sociology

One Word to Describe You: Avant garde

Advice to Freshmen: Nobody is too cool to make a schedule

Favorite part of Orientation: Walking from the Chapel to the train station

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Rose Walton

Student Coordinator ‘19

Hometown: Warrington, PA

Major: LEO

Minor: Advertising & Promotions, Economics

One Word to Describe You: Scrappy

Advice to Freshmen: Be extra nice to the Campion dining workers 🙂

Favorite part of Orientation: The Welcome Mass

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Jason D'Antonio

Orientation 2022 Captain '19

Hometown: Oxford, PA

Major: Political Science

Minor: Latin American Studies, Economics

One Word to Describe You: Dad

Advice to Freshmen: Always say hello and try something new at least once a week.

Favorite Part of Orientation: Cheesesteaks

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Ana Faguy

Orientation 2022 Captain '19

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Major: Political Science

Minor: Journalism, LEO

One Word to Describe You: Eclectic

Advice to Freshmen: Put yourself out there and try something new

Favorite Part of Orientation: Train ride into the city

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Parker Munns

Orientation 2022 Captain '19

Hometown: Lumberton, NJ

Major: Finance, Risk Management and Insurance

One Word to Describe You: Friend

Advice to Freshmen: Enjoy college because it's the last fun part of your life

Favorite part of Orientation: Hanging out with Ana

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Maddy Pontarelli

Orientation 2022 Captain '20

Hometown: Holland, PA
Major: Business Intelligence & Analytics

One Word to Describe You: Spunky

Advice to Freshmen: College will open your eyes to a lots of new perspectives, but don't change who you are.

Favorite Part of Orientation: BLD & neon tutus

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Angela Alcamo

2019

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Major: Accounting

Minor: Spanish, Latin American Studies

One Word to Describe You: Empowered

Advice to Freshmen: Don't limit yourself. Try new things and don't be afraid of change-- embrace your new experiences and take it as an opportunity to grow and evolve into a confident and independent person.

Favorite part of Orientation: Using the bull horn on the train ride to the city.

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Jill Bateman

2019

Hometown: Phoenix, MD

Major: Managing Human Capital, Leadership Ethics and Organizational Sustainability

One Word to Describe You: Empathetic

Advice to Freshmen: Get a reusable water bottle and carry it with you at all times and drink a ton of water whenever you feel stressed! it will help you feel better 🙂

Favorite part of Orientation: Hanging out with peeps in the PERCH!!!!

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Evan Buchanan

2019

Hometown: Bethlehem, PA

Major: Pharmaceutical Marketing

One Word to Describe You: Resilient

Advice for Freshmen: Save that money, you're gonna need it

Favorite part of Orientation: BLD

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Fiona Conway

2019

Hometown: Tiverton, RI

Major: International Business

Minor: Spanish

One Word to Describe You: LOCA

Advice to Freshmen: Don't take yourself too seriously!

Favorite part of Orientation: The hangout session after the BLD

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Meg Croley

2019

Hometown: Schuykill County, PA

Major: English and Communications

One Word to Describe You: CapsLock

Advice to Freshmen: BE UNAFRAID TO BE YOUR COMPLETE SELF. WHAT OTHERS THINK DOES NOT MATTER, IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU LOVING YOURSELF. SHOWING THAT RADIANCE TO THE SCHOOL IS THE REAL BUSINESS, BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT IT!

Favorite part of Orientation: Meeting new people

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Ethan Dias

2019

Hometown: Hershey, PA

Major: Psychology

Minor: Managing Human Capital

One Word to Describe You: Determined

Advice to Freshmen: Never close a door to open another

Favorite part of Orientation: BLD

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Meg Doyle

2019

Hometown: Oreland, PA

Major: Elementary and Special Education

One Word to Describe You: WAHOOO

Advice to Freshmen: Don't take things too seriously

Favorite part of Orientation: The train ride down to Reading Terminal Market

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Dan Gamboa

2019

Hometown: Franklin Township, NJ

Major: International Business, Spanish

One Word to Describe You: Schwifty

Advice to Freshmen: Don't have lanyards hang from your pockets, you'll thank me later

Favorite part of Orientation: Walk to Overbrook Train Station

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Marygrace Hallinan

2019

Hometown: West Chester, PA 

Major: Elementary and Special Education

One Word to Describe You: Animated

Advice to Freshmen: Try to avoid comparing your college experiences to friends' from home and be mindful that social media is a representation of the best parts of peoples' days!

Favorite part of Orientation: The bus ride home from the city excursion when you engage with more people and get excited for the BLD!

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Devon Henry

2019

Hometown: Wilmington, DE

Major: Marketing

Minor: Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability

One Word to Describe You: Compassionate

Advice to Freshmen: Get involved!! There are so many opportunities!

Favorite part of Orientation: Cheering at the Art Museum steps

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Sara Hoffman

2019

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Major: Food Marketing, LEO

One Word to Describe You: A-Lil-Sassy

Advice to Freshmen: Don't blink because time goes by extremely fast

Favorite part of Orientation: Eating Guatemalan Ripple ice cream at RTM with my freshmen!!

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Bryce O'Connell

2019

Hometown: Carlisle, PA

Major: Finance, RMI

One Word to Describe You: Process

Advice to Freshmen: Buy a door stop and leave your door open the first few weeks of school

Favorite part of Orientation: Train ride into the city

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Haley Patrick

2019

Hometown: Sea Girt, NJ

Major: Biology

Minor: Health Care Ethics, Animal Studies

One Word to Describe You: Side-of-Beef

Advice to Freshmen: Wearing groufits is cool in college

Favorite part of Orientation: Sweating on freshmen at the BLD

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John Rosario

2019

Hometown: Pennsauken, NJ

Major: Managing Human Capital, LEO

One Word to Describe You: Tragic

Advice to Freshmen: Take three deep breaths. Look around. Smile because you are home.

Favorite part of Orientation: RTM!!!

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Mike Valucci

2019

Hometown: Blue Bell, PA

Major: Accounting

One Word to Describe You: Adventurous

Advice to Freshmen: Get involved around campus

Favorite Part of Orientation: RTM

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Alexis Wilson

2019

Hometown: Lawnside, NJ

Major: English

Minor: Journalism, Italian

One Word to Describe You: Dynamic

Advice to Freshmen: It's freshman year, try everything until you find something that makes you fall in love 

Favorite part of Orientation: Ice cream in RTM

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Deladem Adadevoh

2020

Hometown: Edison, NJ

Major: Finance, Accounting

One Word to Describe You: Ambitious

Advice to Freshmen: Get involved but don't get involved in too much

Favorite part of Orientation: BLD

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Mark Bernstiel

2020

Hometown: Conshohocken, PA

Major: LEO, Marketing

One Word to Describe You: Thoughtful

Advice to Freshmen: Everything you do in your free time should make you happy. Besides school work, all other activities you are involved with should do nothing but challenge you to grow and bring you happiness

Favorite part of Orientation: Hanging out on Villiger Lawn post-BLD

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Nick Esteves

2020

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Major: Political Science

Minor: International Relations

One Word to Describe You: Classy

Advice to Freshmen: Dont let the stress of "Freshman Year" (homesickness, fitting in, school work, etc.) get in the way of your hopes and dreams!

Favorite Part of Orientation: The view of Philadelphia from the Rocky Steps

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Vilma Fermin

2020

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Major: Communications

Minor: Sports Marketing

One Word to Describe You: Fierce

Advice to Freshmen: Leave your door open when you move in and get to know your floor-mates, you could meet your best friends!

Favorite part of Orientation: Eating mac and cheese at RTM

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Dante Galletta

2020

Hometown: Hammonton, NJ

Major: International Business, RMI

One Word to Describe You: Spontaneous

Advice to Freshmen: Easier said than done, but try not to stress too much about everything. Life always seems to work itself out if you let it 🙂

Favorite part of Orientation: The walk to the train station!! So hype and great conversations

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Jeff Hunt

2020

Hometown: Parsippany, NJ

Major: LEO, Business Intelligence

One Word to Describe You: Neighborly

Advice to Freshmen: Let the career path find you, don't look too hard for it

Favorite part of Orientation: The loving, communal energy in everyone following their first bites of their mouth watering Reading Terminal Market meals

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James Kinzer

2020

Hometown: Parsippany, NJ

Major: Food Marketing

One Word to Describe You: Relaxed

Advice to Freshmen: Say "Hi" to EVERYONE you see

Favorite part of Orientation: Hanging out on Villiger lawn until 2 AM

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George Litman

2020

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Major: Accounting, Business Intelligence

One Word to Describe You: Different (thanks mom)

Advice to Freshmen: Fall in love, stay in love, and everything will take care of itself

Favorite part of Orientation: Chanting with everyone on the train and outside the Art Museum

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Sydney Nyles

2020

Hometown: Reading, PA

Major: Food Marketing

One Word to Describe You: Vibrant

Advice to Freshmen: Don't be quick to judge- always keep an open mind!

Favorite part of Orientation: Burning off all the calories I ate at RTM at the BLD

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Jess Panek

2019

Hometown: Brick, NJ

Major: Early Childhood Education

Minor: Special Education

One Word to Describe You: Sunshine

Advice to Freshmen: High school goes in the blink of an eye and in college you miss the blink. Take in every moment!

Favorite part of Orientation: Mini meatballs at RTM and Bassett's for dessert!

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Tatum Pappas

2019

Hometown: Roseland, NJ

Major: Finance, LEO

One Word to Describe You: Absurd

Advice to Freshmen: Make it a goal to meet one new person per day and before you know it, everyone on campus will feel like a friend

Favorite part of Orientation: Looking out on the city we all get to be a part of for four years. I get goosebumps every time.

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Jen Rees

2019

Hometown: Collegeville, PA

Major: Biology

One Word to Describe You: Preppy

Advice to Freshmen: Find real friends who will have your back no matter what!

Favorite part of Orientation: Post-BLD hangout on Villiger Lawn

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Charley Rektsis

2019

Hometown: Centreville, MD

Major: English

Minor: Journalism

One Word to Describe You: Effervescent

Advice to Freshmen: Be yourself

Favorite part of Orientation: Walking to RTM

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Kayla Roberts

2020

Hometown: Willow Grove, PA

Major: Information Technology

One Word to Describe You: Unexpected

Advice to Freshmen: Put yourself out there, you won't regret it!

Favorite part of Orientation: RTM

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Mike Soucy

2020

Hometown: Bedford, NH

Major: Accounting

One Word to Describe You: Weird

Advice to Freshmen: Make sure to enjoy every moment because it goes by fast

Favorite part of Orientation: Losing my breath as I run up the Rocky Steps

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Mike Tenney

2020

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Major: Food Marketing, LEO

One Word to Describe You: Vine

Advice to Freshmen: Get involved!!!!

Favorite part of Orientation: "This is your city for the next 4 years!!"

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Rob Young

2020

Hometown: Drexel Hill, PA

Major: Finance, RMI

One Word to Describe You: Random

Advice to Freshmen: Trust the Process

Favorite part of Orientation: RTM

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Mike Zocco

2020

Hometown: Hillsdale, NJ

Major: Marketing

One Word to Describe You: Animated

Advice to Freshmen: Use your DB dollars wisely... they run out fast

Favorite part of Orientation: The food at RTM

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Sydney Bennett

2021

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Major: Biology

One Word to Describe You: Silly

Advice to Freshmen: Enjoy freshman year but work hard

Favorite part of Orientation: BLD

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Alex Bewley

2021

Hometown: Moorestown, NJ

Major: Food Marketing, LEO

One Word to Describe You: Outgoing

Advice to Freshmen: Don't be afraid to go up to a group of people and introduce yourself. Sometimes it's hard to remember that everyone is in the same boat!

Favorite part of Orientation: The train ride to RTM

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PJ Catalano

2021

Hometown: Somerset, NJ

Major: Accounting

One Word to Describe You: Optimistic

Advice to Freshmen: Be the you that you know you are when nobody else is there

Favorite Part of Orientation: BLD

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Elena Christen

2021

Hometown: Glenside, PA

Major: Chemical Biology

One Word to Describe You: Caffeine

Advice to Freshmen: Everything is going to work out

Favorite part of Orientation: Talking to the leaders

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Gerardo Rivera-Colon

2021

Hometown: Jackson, NJ

Major: Chemical Biology

One Word to Describe You: Unpredictable

Advice to Freshmen: BElieve in YOUrself

Favorite part of Orientation: Running up the art museum steps!

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Chelsea Costa

2021

Hometown: Southampton, PA

Major: Psychology

One Word to Describe You: Positive

Advice to Freshmen: Always stay on top of your school work, but NEVER miss out on having fun or building friendships.

Favorite part of Orientation: When Meg Croley hopped in my car.

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Nico Dennis

2021

Hometown: Mount Laurel, NJ

Major: Marketing

One Word to Describe You: Sporadic

Advice to Freshmen: Get involved with as much as possible and be yourself in everything that you do!!

Favorite part of Orientation: BLD

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Brian Hoffman

2021

Hometown: Alexandria, VA

Major: Food Marketing

One Word to Describe You: Zesty

Advice to Freshmen: Put yourself out there and get involved ASAP. Be ambitious!

Favorite part of Orientation: Cheesesteaks at RTM

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Zoe Lambert

2021

Hometown: Cape May, NJ

Major: Biology

One Word to Describe You: Extra

Advice to Freshmen: Be on the look out for fun activities on campus! There is ALWAYS something going on!

Favorite Part of Orientation: The BLD of course!

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Carly Malestein

2021

Hometown: Bridgeton, NJ

Major: Undecided

One Word to Describe You: Original

Advice to Freshmen: Get comfortable with being uncomfortable !!!

Favorite part of Orientation: WEIRD ice breakers

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Taylor Marinelli

2021

Hometown: Jamison, PA

Major: Actuarial Science

One Word to Describe You: Confident

Advice to Freshmen: Your teachers are real people, take advantage that they are easy people to talk to

Favorite part of Orientation: Meeting my best friends

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Megan McBride

2021

Hometown: Holland, PA

Major: Accounting

One Word to Describe You: Charismatic

Advice to Freshmen: Take a chance

Favorite part of Orientation: Field Games! I'm in it to win it!!!

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Nikki Pejavara

2021

Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ

Major: Biology

One Word to Describe You: Giggly

Advice to Freshmen: The only person preventing you from trying new things and succeeding is you

Favorite part of Orientation: Breaking it down at the BLD with my future classmates

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Chloe Ramirez

2021

Hometown: Rahway, NJ

Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services

One Word to Describe You: ~Real~

Advice to Freshmen: Keep an open mind and the outcome may (and usually does) surprise you!

Favorite part of Orientation: Dancing the night away at the BLD

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Gabby Stevenson

2021

Hometown: Fort Washington, MD

Major: Early Childhood and Special Education

Minor: Faith Justice

One Word to Describe You: Enthusiastic

Advice to Freshmen: Find a secret study spot away from friends and distractions that allows you to get your work done

Favorite part of Orientation: Hearing the experiences of current students at LINES

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Mike Szewczak

2021

Hometown: Montgomery County, PA

Major: International Relations

One Word to Describe You: Approachable

Advice to Freshmen: Being involved in anything that interests you will not only make you a happier person, but will also help you meet new people with similar interests

Favorite part of Orientation: The chants on Villiger Lawn / chants all around

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Khalil Thames

2021

Hometown: Bel Air, MD

Major: Communications

One Word to Describe You: LOVEFUL

Advice to Freshmen: Open your mind to endless possibilities, and never limit yourself to what you cannot accomplish

Favorite part of Orientation: Driving into Center City!

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Angel Velazquez

2020

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services

One Word to Describe You: Trend-setter

Advice to Freshmen: Be yourself and live in the moment

Favorite part of Orientation: BLD

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Alex Weitman

2021

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Major: Biology

One Word to Describe You: Ambitious

Advice to Freshmen: Enjoy every moment. You never know when it could be your last so make the most of it!

Favorite part of Orientation: BLD