Orientation Leaders

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Ashley Van Hoof

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Ashley is a Psychology major and Education minor from Farmington, CT. She loves playing sports and volunteering for the community. On campus, she is involved in many intramural sports, El Centro tutoring, and is a member of Alpha Phi Omega. She can't wait to meet all of the incoming First-Years at Orientation! 

Annie Pickard

a. pickard

Annie is a sophomore from Medfield, Massachusetts and is undecided about her major. She loves to go to the beach and swim in the ocean. She spends her summers on Nantucket reading a good book and swimming in the water! She has two brothers and a german shepherd named Norman who is defiantly her moms favorite child! She loves Gettysburg and can't wait to see what the next 3 years bring!  

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Haley Skinner

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Haley is a sophomore Mathematical Economics major and Political Science minor from around Scranton, PA. She works in Penn Hall, is in the college's community choir, coaches debate at the high school, grows 3 species of aloe in her apartment, sleeps between classes, hasn't been to the gym since first semester, and is a proud Hanson 1 alum! 

Katie Aloisi

k. aloisi

Katie is a junior Psychology and Africana Studies double major from Montgomery, New Jersey. On campus, Katie is a Diversity Peer Educator and a member of Alpha Phi Omega and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. She is also a volunteer with the Gettysburg Head Start Program. Katie is very excited for her third year as an Orientation Leader and cannot wait to meet and welcome the Class of 2020 to Gettysburg College!

Bekah Hurwitz

r. hurwitz

Bekah is a Sophomore from Hagerstown, Maryland. Here at Gettysburg, she studies Psychology and Organizational Management Studies, outside of the classroom she participates in APO, El Centro, and Challah for Hunger. She greatly looks forward to meeting the members of the Class of 2020 and can’t wait to help them transition into the Gettysburg College community! 

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Olivia Lanctot

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Olivia Lanctot is a sophomore Political Science major from Newtown, Pennsylvania. She enjoys painting, writing, and running. Some of her favorite things include pugs, mini golf, boardgames, and the beach. On campus, Olivia is her Class President. 

Jordan Merrifield

j. merrifield

Jordan is a sophomore Political Science major. He is from a small town in Maine, where moose are the primary mode of transportation. He loves baseball (Go Boston) and the outdoors. His favorite show is Game of Thrones. He also believes that two more seasons is not nearly enough for one of the best shows on television. He listens to a wide variety of music from jazz to classic rock and hip-hop. He has a younger brother who is currently a junior in high school. He is looking forward to another great year at Gettysburg.

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Brianna Costira

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Brianna is a sophomore Environmental Studies major from Pottstown, Pennsylvania. She is involved in the environmental club, GECO. She is also a member and the secretary of Dance Ensemble. She enjoys being outside and reading books. She can't wait to be an Orientation Leader and meet the incoming class!

Alyssa Beyer

 a. beyer

Alyssa is a sophomore student from Garwood, NJ.  She is still deciding on her major.  In addition to class, Alyssa is a member of Colleges Against Cancer and a recipient of the Gettysburg College Leadership Certificate.  This is her first year as an Orientation Leader and she is very excited to be part of the Resident's Life staff.

Residence Life Staff

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Ellie DeWitt

Ellie DeWitt

Ellie is a psychology major and an educational studies minor from Barrington, RI. On campus she is involved with DCF, APO and has a job in the Office of Residential and First Year Programs office. In the summer she works as a camp counselor in New Hampshire. She is so excited for school to start and to meet her residents!

Sarah Tokar

Sarah Tokar

Sarah is a sophomore here at Gettysburg College and is double majoring in Music and Classics. She is from Eldersburg, MD and loves the quaint feel of Gettysburg's small town and campus. She plays the clarinet in numerous ensembles through the Sunderman Conservatory of Music and is a tour guide with the admissions office. Sarah is a tea drinking, chocolate loving, corgi enthusiast, who will not hesitate to run across a busy road just to pet a pup, and cannot wait to see what this academic year holds.

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Kelsey Miesch

Residence Coordinator

Kelsey Meisch

Kelsey is a Political Science and Public Policy double major with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. She is from Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Kelsey is thrilled to be the RC of Hanson Hall this year! On campus, Kelsey has been involved with residence life since her sophomore year as a RA. She is co-founder and President of Debate Society, Vice President of International Affairs Association & Model UN, and a Fred F. Fielding Fellow for the Eisenhower Institute. She studied abroad in Serbia during the fall of her junior year where she completed research on Serbia’s on-going EU negotiations; she hopes to return. Kelsey is very excited to meet and welcome the newest Gettysburg class!

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Emily Garrigan

Emily Garrigan

Emily is a junior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major from Springdale, Pennsylvania. She is involved in Disciplemakers Christian Fellowship, Campus Kitchen, Colleges Against Cancer, Painted Turtle Farm and DC Outfitters and this is her second year as a Resident Assistant. She loves science, knitting, chocolate and making people smile. She has two sisters named Colleen and Kate. She enjoys long walks on white sandy beaches and playing with her two cats Callie and Luna.

Karan Shrestha

Karan Shrestha

Karan is a junior Political Science and Globalization Studies Double Major from Kathmandu, Nepal. He is a very calm and kind person. He is a good listener. He loves to meet new people and socialize. He is a motorcycle fanatic. He loves riding his motorcycle. His interests also include playing the guitar, singing and watching movies.

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Gerry Craig

Gerry Craig

Gerry is a junior Health Science major from Sanbornton, New Hampshire. On campus, he is a tour guide and ambassador, member of the Campus Activities Board (CAB), the Pre Health Professions Club, and recruitment chair for the social fraternity Sigma Chi. Gerry enjoys soccer, golf, and hanging out with friends.

Meg Dietz

Meg Dietz

Meg is a sophomore Health Science major from Westminster, Maryland. At Gettysburg, she is involved in the Pre-Health Professions club, intramural sports and is a Young Life leader at Gettysburg Area High School. Meg enjoys playing soccer, running, hiking, snowboarding and photography. After Gettysburg, she plans to pursue a career as a Neurosurgical Physician Assistant.

 


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