Student interviewers 2017

Dickinson’s admissions student interviewers are a highly select group of students known for being engaged, responsible members of the campus community. They are trusted with this unique opportunity to help shape the future of the Dickinson community through the admissions process by interviewing prospective students and contributing to their applications.

From varsity athletes to Student Senators, Feminist Collective members to ROTC cadets, Vermonters to Californians to native Pennsylvanians, political science and art history majors to creative writing and Japanese minors, these students represent all facets of the very multifaceted Dickinson community.

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Alxis Rodis

Alxis Rodis

Class of 2018

Hometown: Canadensis, Pa.

Major: Law & Policy and Political Science

Activities: Alxis works as a Writing Tutor, helping first-year students improve their writing ability. She is a member of the Policy Majors Committee and serves on the executive board of one of Dickinson’s political organizations. Alxis also serves as a global ambassador for the study abroad programs she attended during her junior year in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Bologna, Italy. After graduation, Alxis hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in the legal field.

Ryan Kowash

Ryan Kowash

Class of 2018

Hometown: Kennett Square, Pa.

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Activities: On campus, he is captain of the men's golf team and involved in the Pre-Health Society, Liberty Cap Society and Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Additionally, he volunteers as a big brother mentor for a student at a local elementary. His favorite place on campus is Morgan Field because it is an excellent place to get work done as well as relax and interact with friends.

Tonian Ortega

Tonian Ortega

Class of 2018

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

Major: International Business and Management and Policy Management

Activities: Since her first year, she has been multicultural admissions ambassador, member of MOB and volunteer tax preparer. She served as the admissions diversity intern during her sophomore year and the spirit chair for MOB during her sophomore and junior year. As she concludes her last year at Dickinson, she will serve as the vice president of Trendsetters and the marketing & PR coordinator of New Student Programs. Apart from extracurricular activities, Toni enjoys traveling, riding her green bike and listening to her Spotify playlist.


 


 


Natalie Ferris

Natalie Ferris

Class of 2018

Hometown: Lincoln, Mass.

Major: Physics and pursing a CPYB ballet certification

Activities: On campus, she is a First-Year Mentor, vice president of Dance Theatre Group, a student at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and a physics teaching assistant. Her favorite places on campus to study are the Tome Library and the Site because they are quiet and cozy. She enjoys spending time with professors outside of class and likes to take advantage of the Take a Dickinsonian to Lunch program.

Nicholas Gabuzda

Nicholas Gabuzda

Class of 2018

Hometown: Westfield, N.J.

Major: Environmental Science

Minor: Italian

Activities: He has had a passion for admissions and science ever since his first year and will begin his research this year on hemlock woolly adelgid with Professor Loeffler. Nick enjoys exploring the streets of Carlisle, but will never pass up an opportunity to trek up to Waggoner’s Gap and view the Cumberland Valley from a different perspective.

Shannon Bonner

Shannon Bonner

Class of 2019

Hometown: Schnecksville, Pa.

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in the pre-health track

Activities: On campus, Shannon is captain of the women’s varsity swim team, on the executive board of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women and is a member of the Liberty Cap Society, Alpha Lambda Delta academic honor society, the Pre-Health Society, and She’s the First. If you are looking for Shannon around campus, you will most likely find her immersed in her textbooks in her research lab or spending time with her teammates in the pool.


 


 


Michelle Zhang

Michelle Zhang

Class of 2018

Hometown: Yunnan, China

Major: International Studies & Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate

Minor: Music Performance

Activities: Besides her work as a student interviewer, she is also very passionate about service and community engagement. She went to Belize for a service trip in her first year and led another trip back there the following year. She is leading another trip to Detroit in the coming year through Center for Service, Spirituality & Social Justice. Otherwise, she enjoys nature, playing music and composing with friends.

Mitchell Andres

Mitchell Andres

Class of 2018

Hometown: East Lyme, Conn.

Major: Policy Management

Minor: Economics

Activities: He is focused on the marketing and advertising industry for his future career. Mitchell is a four-year student-athlete on the men’s lacrosse team. He volunteers as a youth lacrosse coach and as a builder for Habitat for Humanity. Outside of school Mitch also enjoys skiing, playing piano and cooking.

Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey

Class of 2018

Hometown: Waynesboro, Pa.

Major: Biology

Activities: Her interests on campus include being a student researcher in the biology department and an intern for the Center for Sustainability Education. She has been on the women’s club soccer team since her first year and participated on the board, eventually becoming vice president her junior year. Additionally, she is excited to be the student representative for the biology department this year. Her favorite place on campus is on the academic quad swinging in her hammock.


 


 


Caroline Smiegal

Caroline Smiegal

Class of 2018

Hometown: Clinton, N.Y.

Major: American Studies

Activities: Over the course of her time at Dickinson she has been a First-Year Mentor and a member of the Liberty Cap Society and the Outing Club, and she has studied abroad in Malaga, Spain, and Copenhagen, Denmark. During her senior year, Caroline will be an intern for the Women’s Center, a volunteer for the YWCA Rape Crisis/Sexual Assault Hotline, and secretary of the Delta Nu Sorority. Beyond Dickinson, she enjoys frequenting local Carlisle establishments like Spoons Cafe, Leo’s Ice Cream, and the weekly Farmers Market!

Tommy Kozdron

Tommy Kozdron

Class of 2018

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Major: Law & Policy

Activities: On campus, he is vice president of the College Democrats, a student conduct panelist for the Division of Student Life, a Resident Advisor and a student supervisor at the library. He is also a member of the Tritons, Liberty Cap Society and Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. His favorite place on campus is the red chair in the Residence Life & Housing Office.

Elizabeth Marin

Elizabeth Marin

Class of 2018

Hometown: Camp Hill, Pa.

Major: Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies

Activities: Outside of the classroom, she coordinates a community service project, works at the writing center and Office of Admissions, and is engaged in clubs celebrating Dickinson's diversity and multiple cultures. In her downtime, Lizzi reluctantly goes on runs, paints and drinks too much coffee and eats too many pastries at the Quarry.


 


 


Sally Matlock

Sally Matlock

Class of 2018

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.

Major: Political Science

Minor: Religion

Activities: Sally has been lucky enough to combine two of her intellectual interests at Dickinson. On campus Sally is president of Delta Nu sorority, works as a Career Coach and serves as a board member of the student run project incubator, Idea Fund. When not on campus you’ll likely find Sally exploring all the exciting downtown opportunities in Carlisle—from new restaurants to the Farmers Market.

Tyree Grant

Tyree Grant

Class of 2018

Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.

Major: Law & Policy

Activities: He serves as a community advisor for the Office of Residence Life & Housing and is also member of the Presidents Commission on Environmental Sustainability. He is also vice president of the multicultural Greek organization Sigma Lambda Beta. Tyree is a security officer for Dickinson’s club basketball team and when he is not playing basketball he is going around campus engaging with other students. His favorite place to be on campus is the hardwood courts in the Kline Center and his favorite Dickinson memory is when he danced on the steps of Drayer Hall for the first year move in.

Hayley Murdough

Hayley Murdough

Class of 2018

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Major: International Studies

Minor: Economics

Activities: On campus, she is an active member of Blue Mountain Battalion Army ROTC, Delta Nu sorority and Liberty Cap Society and serves as a global ambassador for Dickinson's program in Bologna, Italy. She has also been co-chair of U-Turn for United Way and vice president of Panhellenic Council. Hayley's favorite place is a red chair on Morgan Field.y


 


 


Whitney Polich

Whitney Polich

Class of 2019

Hometown: Wilmington, Del.

Major: Psychology

Minor: Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Activities: She works on campus as a Writing Center tutor and is president of the Dickinson College chapter of One Love. She has been a member of PALS and the Music Society since her first year. Additionally Whitney has been involved in the women’s fraternity of Pi Beta Phi since her sophomore year. You can find her sipping a green juice and doing work at the Juice Box.

Alissa Resnikoff

Alissa Resnikoff

Class of 2018

Hometown: Morristown, N.J.

Major: Neuroscience and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Health-studies certificate.

Activities: She has served as president of the Neuroscience Club, treasurer of the Mental Health Awareness Club “Do Not Conceal to Heal” and president of the Pre-Health Society. Ali particularly loves taking advantage of the fresh food offered by Dickinson’s College Farm. Specifically, one of her best memories is attending GATHER, a pop-up restaurant hosted by the farm.


 


 


Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell

Class of 2018

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Major: Neuroscience and Biology

Activities: On campus, she is involved in Dog House, Alpha Phi Omega and Liberty Cap Society. This year, she serves as a First-Year Mentor for students in the class of 2021. Outside of her academic and extracurricular interests Jessica enjoys reading, traveling and meeting new people. Her favorite place on campus is Rector Science Complex because she gets to do meaningful research alongside her professors.

Katherine Barton

Katherine Barton

Class of 2018

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Major: International Business & Management

Activities: Her interests and activities on campus include being a captain of the varsity women's lacrosse team and a member of Student Senate, Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Hera Society. Katie enjoys sitting and hanging out on the HUB lawn with her friends, as well as going to Mt. Fuji sushi.