Kayla is a Sophomore, Globalization Studies major from Bolingbrook, Illinois. Kayla works at the office of residential and first year programs, is a diversity peer educator, a member of the campus activities board and a member of Vibe dance crew. Kayla loves Chicago sports teams, especially the Hawks and the Bulls. Her favorite musical artists are Beyonce and Chance the Rapper. Kayla is excited to meet incoming first years, help them adjust to their life at Gettysburg and show them all the college has to offer.
Rob is a junior Psychology major, born and raised in Germantown, Maryland. He enjoys music, running, and running to music. His hobbies include finding interesting movies to watch and attempting to become a better-than mediocre cook. He also finds writing in third-person quite odd.
Sarah is a junior Mathematics and Public Policy double major from Collegeville, PA. On campus she is involved with the club Colleges Against Cancer, works as a Tour Guide for the Admissions office and a PLA for the Math Department, and is involved with Alpha Delta Pi. She can't wait to return as an Orientation Leader to welcome the class of 2020!!
Sarah is a junior from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania majoring in sociology. She just returned from a summer in Pittsburgh interning at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Human Resources. On campus, she works as a tour guide and ambassador, as well as a research assistant. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi and a board member of Hillel. Last year she participated in the Eisenhower Institute's Inside the Middle East Program and hopes to participate in another program this year. She can't wait to get to know all of the first-year students and help make their transition smooth and fun!
Emma is a sophomore Anthropology major with minors in Spanish and Peace and Justice studies from Jenkintown, PA. She is a member of the women's basketball team and enjoys reading and photography in her spare time.
Abby is a Health Science Major from Ellicott City, Maryland. She is on the softball team at Gettysburg and also works in the athletic training room. She is very excited to start Orietnation and welcome the clas of 2020!
Raechyl is a rising sophomore from Long Valley, NJ. She is a Psychology major with a Writing minor, with a prospective major or minor in Cinema and Media Studies. She participates in Concert Choir and Women's Choir. She is a member of Live Poets Society and Sigma Alpha Iota, the all-female music fraternity on campus. Ideally, she would like to go into marketing, using psychology to know how to target specific groups and her background in writing and cinema and media to produce various ads, movies, or shows.
Residence Life Staff
Brandon is an Organizational Management Studies major from Lewisburg, PA. On campus he works as a supervisor at The Den and is a member of the Executive Board of Colleges Against Cancer.This year he will be working as a lab assistat for the Organic Chemistry Department. This will be Brandon's third year as a member of the Residence and First-Year Programs staff. He hopes that this year he will be able to fulfill his duties, not as a hero, but as a silent gaurdian, watchful protector.
Katie is a junior English Major with a Writing Concentration and minors in Spanish and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from West Caldwell, New Jersey. She is involved with Gettysburg's art and literary magazine, The Mercury, as well as the Catholic Campus Ministry. She is a tutor in The Writing Center and a Peer Learning Assistant for the English Department. She also doesn't mind walking around campus in her pajamas. When she's not doing any of that, she can usually be found in her room knitting, listening to showtunes, reading, or watching The Office.
Bailey is a sophomore mathematics and psychology double major and Spanish minor. Born and raised in the southeastern United States, he, along with his parents and two younger brothers, has lived in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania since 2011. At Gettysburg, Bailey is also involved in Honor Commission, Active Minds, Colleges Against Cancer, and he will be a PLA for Mathematics-112 H. in the fall of 2016. He enjoys listening to music (particularly that of Imagine Dragons and Fall Out Boy), spending time with family, and playing video games. Bailey has a passion for baseball, and is particularly interested in baseball statistics/sabermetrics.
Daphne is an English/Theatre Arts double major from Central Maine. She is a campus tour guide and The Student Administrator of the Peer Learning Center. She embraces all of the arts, and enjoys acting, writing and dancing. Daphne also participates in improv comedy club, international affairs club and Model United Nations.
Maurice Phiri is a Senior Mathematical Economics major from Lilongwe Malawi. Besides studies, he is part of Disciple Makers Christian Fellowship (DCF), Gettysburg African Students' Association and also works at the Information Desk in the College Union Building.
Spencer is a sophomore who studies International Affairs, Economics and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. He grew up in Kijabe, Kenya for his entire childhood, however his home in the United States is in Oregon. Spencer will be an RA in Patrick Hall on the fourth floor and is incredibly excited for this upcoming year.
Olivia is a sophomore Biology Major and French Minor hailing from the great state of New Hampshire (shout out to all the Bedford Bulldogs out there). While not spreading her love of Birkenstocks and socks, Olivia helps Dr. Fong on his research on aquatic toxicology in the bio department, sings with the Gettysburg College Choir, and daydreams about what her next Servo meal will be. Olivia spent this past summer on campus performing research made possible by a grant to Gettysburg College by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and working at home as a paraprofessional in a special education preschool.
Office of Residential & First-Year Programs
Building: College Union Building
Room Number: 250
Phone: (717) 337-6901
Office Hours: M-F 8:30-5:00, closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch
Campus Box: 430
Website: Residential & First-Year Programs
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