Hanson Hall FY Staff

Orientation Leaders

AJ Stewart '16
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Hey all, I'm AJ Stewart and I'm from Forest Hill, Maryland; 45 minutes outside of Baltimore. I'm in the class of 2016 and I'm a Health Sciences (BS) major hoping to become a doctor one day. I'm a part of a few clubs and intramural teams here and in my free time I like to go to the gym or play basketball with the guys. I look forward to meeting everyone and hope the year starts off well!


Maria Lombardi '15
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 Hey! My name is Maria Lombardi and I am a rising junior from Oxford, Pennsylvania. I am currently majoring in political science and I hope to add a peace and justice studies minor by the time I graduate. On campus I am an active member of the Bullets Dance Team, have performed and worked on various shows within the theater department, and have participated in the Eisenhower Institute’s programs Inside Politics and Women in Leadership, as well as the Leadership Institute through the Garthwait Leadership Center. This coming year I will be a Peer Learning Associate (PLA) for FYS-115 Electoral Politics: Parties, Procedures, Strategies and Reform. This will be my second year as an orientation leader and I am looking forward to meeting the Gettysburg College class of 2017!


Alyx Heyer '15
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 Hey y'all! I'm Alyx the Orientation Leader for Hanson 1!! I am from Austin, Texas and I am a junior studying Political Science and Peace and Justice Studies. Along with being an Orientation Leader I am also a sister in Tri Sigma, a Director of Model United Nations, I volunteer with the local elementary school, work the Gettysburg Phonathon, and write for the student paper, the Gettysburgian. I am so excited to meet all y'all and I hope that y'all are as excited to start your first week of college!!!


Priiti Sahu '16
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Hello! My name is Priiti Sahu and I’m from Germantown, MD. I’m part of the class of 2016. I’m involved in a few clubs on campus including Autism Speaks and Students for Reproductive Rights. I am also volunteer tour guiding every opportunity I get. I also tutored at the local Elementary school as a part of El Centro, through the Spanish department. I hope to meet many of you during orientation!


Samantha Hartz '15
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My name is Sam Hartz and I am from Oley, Pennsylvania. I am a rising junior and am a Spanish and International Affairs double major. Last semester I studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain and I am excited to return to the Gettysburg Campus this fall! I am a member of Colleges Against Cancer and Student Alumni Association on campus. I love traveling, dancing, listening to music and meeting new people. I cannot wait to meet you all this fall! 


Hannah Collins '16
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My name is Hannah Collins, and I'm a rising sophomore here at Gettysburg College. I was born and raised in Simsbury, Connecticut, and I grew up playing sports, singing, and participating in musical theater in my town. On campus I'm a member of the Concert and Women's Choirs at the Sunderman Conservatory, a member of Upscale, Gettysburg's all-female acapella group, and I play on the women's club rugby team. I'm a biology major with a neuroscience minor.


Mandy Buell '15
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Hello, first years! My name is Mandy Buell and I am a junior math major from Westminster, Maryland. On campus I am a member of the women's lacrosse team and Student Alumni Association. I look forward to working with you during orientation!!


Connor Rose '16
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Coming all the way from south Florida, I am a member of the class of 2016. I am a Political Science major with aspirations of attending Law School upon graduation. I am a member of the center for public service, and tutor elementary school children. I hope to rejoin the Bullets baseball team this year and be a contributing member. I am looking forward to a great orientation, welcoming the class of 2017 into the Gettysburg College community.

Residence Life Staff

Danielle Keim '15
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Danielle Keim

Hello Class of 2017! My name is Danielle Keim, and I will be one of the Hanson basement RAs. This coming year will be my second year as an RA in the Hanson basement, and I am sure it will be just as great as last year. I am a rising Junior from Lancaster, PA with a major in Environmental Studies and minors in both Business and Spanish. Outside of my studies, I am involved in many activities on campus including: the Equestrian Team, The Eisenhower Institute, as well as a few campus jobs. I am looking forward to meeting the Hanson basement residents during Orientation. Hope everyone is as excited as I am!  Have a great summer!

Silvia Chon '16
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Silvia Chon

My name's Silvia Chon and I'm an RA for Hanson basement! I'm a sophomore Biology major from Horsham, PA. Outside of science, I have a very strong love for art and photography. Over breaks, I volunteer as a counselor at youth retreats and I also have the awesome opportunity to work with kindergartners at my church! On campus, I am involved in DCF and I love participating in Dance Ensemble. I spend my free time playing outside with friends, playing my ukulele, trying new things, and meeting new people!

Alex Sirugo '14
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Alex Sirugo

Why hello there! My full name is Alexandro Giovanni Vincenzo Sirugo but feel free to call me Alex. I will be a senior for the upcoming year and the Residence Coordinator of Hanson Hall (RA for Hanson 1). I am originally from La Porte, Indiana, a small Midwestern town stuck between Chicago and Notre Dame. At Gettysburg I'm a history and philosophy double major. After school I hope to attend graduate school for European history and ideally become a professor. I look forward to meeting you all and personally welcoming you to campus and the beginning of a great four years. Also get excited for Field Day during Orientation as I have a feeling Hanson will prevail. See you in August!

Kyra McFadden '16
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Kyra McFadden

My name is Kyra and I am an RA for Hanson 2! I am a gemini! (Born June 8th) and my favorite color is orange. I am from Philadelphia, and love writing, music, singing, acting and dancing. In my free time I am usually Youtube surfing or reading. I love to talk and at Gettysburg I am a Psychology major!

Brian Johnson '14
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Brian Johnson

Hey guys! My name is Brian Johnson, and I will be a senior at Gettysburg this fall. On campus I am involved with DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship, the Civil War Institute, and this year will be co-chairing the Class of 2014 Gift Campaign. On rare occasions I even manage to drag myself on a run out on the battlefield. Most exciting of all though will be spending my third year as an RA with the awesome residents of Hanson 2.

Douglas Weir '14
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Douglas Weir

Doug is a History major from Newtown, PA.

Katie Miller '14
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Katie Miller

I am a senior from Danville, Pennsylvania. I am a political science major with minors in French and Education. This fall I will be student teaching at Gettysburg High School. I also tutor high school students on campus and I work in the Residence Life Office. Last Fall I studied abroad in Nantes, France. I look forward to meeting all of you and having a great year!

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