Orientation Leaders

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Seth Zimmann

Seth Zimmann

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Rachel Rost

Rachel Rost

Rachel is a sophomore Political Science major and Writing minor from Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. She enjoys spending time with her friends and working out. Rachel is a participant in the El Centro program, and is looking forward to continuing to explore what Gettysburg College has to offer!

Ella Kulma

Ella Kulma

Ella Kulma is a sophomore from outside of Cleveland, Ohio. She is majoring in Sociology and potentially minoring in Peace and Justice Studies. On campus, she can be found tutoring elementary age Hispanic students, providing childcare at the local homeless shelter, and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. Her favorite servo cookies are the snickerdoodles. She can’t wait to meet the Class of 2021!

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Kath Taylor

Katharine Taylor

Hi! Kath is a sophomore health science major from Belmar, NJ. She is a thrower on the Gettysburg track team. She throws shotput, discus, and hammer.

Sofia Mouritsen

Sofia Mouritsen

Sofia is a sophomore Political Science major (with a focus on International Affairs) and music minor. Her main instrument is the trumpet, but she also enjoys singing. She is from Waxhaw, North Carolina, and she loves to be outside and have interesting discussions with people. Sofia is very excited to meet the incoming class!

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Tori Nied

Tori Nied

Tori is a junior Organization and Management major from Export, Pennsylvania. She is a tour guide and a teacher's assistant for El Centro. Tori is also a member of Upscale, Concert Choir, and the Bullets Marching Band.

Catherine Steffens

Catherine Steffens

Catherine is a sophomore Health Science major originally from Durham, North Carolina but moved to Connecticut for high school. She loves music and singing and is a member of the music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, and choir. She is looking forward to meeting the incoming class!

Residence Life Staff

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Jessica Alderiso

Residence Coordinator

Jess Alderiso

Jessica is a senior Health Science Major and Neuroscience Minor from Bethlehem, PA. She is very excited to continue with Residence Life for a third year and get the opportunity to welcome the class of 2021 to Gettysburg College. Jessica is especially looking forward to working with Patrick Hall residents and staff to have a wonderful year together! She is also a member of Colleges Against Cancer and Upscale, the Women's A Cappella Group on campus!

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Sarah Tokar

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Sarah is a junior Classics major with a Music and Women & Gender Studies dual minor from Eldersburg, Maryland. She is incredibly excited to meet the incoming Gettysburg Class of 2021, and can't wait for another great year! Apart from being a Resident Assistant for the East Quad, she is also an Office Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Engagement as well as both a tour guide and student ambassador for the Admissions Office. Sarah has an obsession with corgis and loves all types of tea!

Karan Shrestha

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Karan is a senior Globalization Major and a Business and Political Science Dual Minor. He is originally from a land far far away (Nepal) and currently resides in Somerville, MA. He is the social and philanthropy chair of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity on campus. His favorite hobbies include playing the guitar and having jam sessions, riding motorcycles and meeting new people. Karan is very excited to meet the incoming class of 2021.

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Julia Burgess

Julia Burgess

Julia is a sophomore Philosophy History double major from Los Angeles, California. On campus she's a part of the Newman Association, Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA), and Student Musical Theatre. She is super excited to work as an RA this year! She has been on the executive teams for both the Newman Association and SASA, and really enjoys reading, baking, and Netflix. Fun fact: she has a twin sister!

Pat Custer

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Pat is a junior Political Science and History double major from West Brookfield, Massachusetts. In his free time, Pat enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and binge watching Game of Thrones. When he is not in his room he can often be found on the third floor of the library. Although he is from New England, Pat is a huge fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams. He is wicked excited to meet the incoming first-year class.

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Joey Artemiou

Joey Artemiou

Joey is a junior from Robbinsville, NJ. He is a biology major with a chemistry minor, and plans to pursue a PhD in the biomedical sciences, but is still keeping an open mind. Joey is a sprinter for the track team and is a member of Alpha Phi Omega. Joey is also the financial representative for habitat for humanity. Joey is an outgoing individual, absolutely loves making a fool out of himself in public places, and is always up for spontaneous dance battles.

Ellie DeWitt

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Ellie is a junior from Barrington, RI and is a Psychology and Public Policy double major with a minor in Educational Studies.  On campus, she is involved in the co-ed service fraternity and serves as the Vice President of Academic Development for her sorority. She is also a Psychology Department Research Assistant and a Peer Learning Associate. This is her second year as an RA and she is super excited to meet her residents on Patty 4!


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

Email: orientation@gettysburg.edu

Transfer Student Resources

Residential & First-Year Programs: Alex Barkley, abarkley@gettysburg.edu

Registrar's Office: Lindsay Arlington, larlingt@gettysburg.edu

Office of Academic Advising: Dean GailAnn Rickert, grickert@gettysburg.edu