Current Residents

Fall 2020 Treekids

Brandi Ariel

Meet Brandi! She’s a rising junior, math major and from Seattle. Her interests include hiking, running and playing board games with her friends!

Brandi Airel

Casey Altman

Casey Altman, they/them/theirs, sophomore, political science and philosophy double major. Interests include biking, Harry Potter, and puzzles. They are from a suburb outside Los Angles.

Casey Altman

Claire Ishiyama

Claire Ishiyama is a sophomore and intended major of WGSS from Pittsburgh , PA. They work at the Writing Center as an English tutor and as an ACE peer mentor. This is Claire’s first semester in the house but even though it’s online they’re really glad to be part of such a strong community that has managed to firm in the midst of all this chaos. Claire spends a lot of time reading, painting and staring at the ceiling wondering if this pandemic is ever going to end.

Claire Ishiyama

Emily Ibañez Arroyo

Emily Ibañez Arroyo (she/her/ella) is a current sophomore at Dickinson from Northern California. She is an intended Neuroscience and WGSS double major. Emily enjoys spending her time in the outdoors, but especially at beach. Her hobbies include surfing, reading, photography, journaling, and watercoloring.

Emily Ibanez Arroyo

Espoir

Espoir, she/hers, Enviro studies and Dance, from Minnesota but lucky to call many places home. She works at CCLA and the College Farm and is so grateful to the Treehouse for creating a home for her on campus. She organizes on campus with @div estdickinson and in Carlisle with @Cumberlandvalleyrising. She is grateful to keep this tradition alive even though we are in this strange semester, and hope the Treehouse can continue to bring people together for climate justice and community building for years to come.

Espoir

Iris Shaker-Check

Iris is a sophomore that is majoring in Computer Science and Studio Arts. She is from Minneapolis, MN and this is her first semester in the Treehouse. She enjoys enjoys hangout with friends, fencing, making pots, talking about space exploration, and coding.

Iris Shaker-Check

Isabel Ruff

Isabel Ruff (she/her) is a senior environmental science major from Arlington, VA. This is her second semester in the house and she's grateful for this community and its continued existence even when not on campus. She loves reading, game nights with friends, and spending as much time outside as possible. You can often find her out on a walk :)

Isabel Ruff

Joanna Maier

Joanna (she/her/hers) is a senior psychology major and anthropology minor. She is from a suburb right outside of Philadelphia called Ardmore. She enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, watching her plants grow, and cooking. You will not currently find her on Dickinson's campus, but if you do, she'll be wearing a mask.

Joanna Maier

Kathryn

Kathryn uses pronouns she/hers. She is an Environmental Studies Major, class of 2022. She grew up in Appleton, WI and is currently living in Michigan. She am a crazy extrovert. She loves and will actively protect all animals (except mosquitos and fruit flies). She loves singing and is part of the college choir. When we're on campus, she spends her time climbing with the climbing team, playing frisbee (poorly) with the junkyard turkeys, volunteering with the eco reps and spending as much time as possible with friends. Oh, and homework, :).

Kathryn

Sara

Sara (she/her/hers) is a senior Environmental Science and Civil Engineering Major from Atlanta, Georgia. This is her first semester “in” the house and she is really excited to be part of the community! Outside of academics, Sara serves as the president of the Outing Club and you’ll often find her out hiking on the weekends. Her favorite activities are backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and playing piano and guitar. After graduation, she hopes to go into the field of urban design to help create more outdoor spaces in cities.

Sara

Sophie

Sophie is a junior sociology major from Pennington, NJ. She loves listening to music and fixing bikes. Her favorite movie is Jurassic park and she loves the fall because of the pretty colors and spooky vibes. Her fave places to be on campus are the Treehouse and the radio station. She loves hanging with her friends and fellow tree kids as well as meeting new people.

Sophie

Ryan Showman

Ryan is a senior International Studies and Spanish double major from Greensburg, Pennsylvania. This is somehow his 4th semester as a house member and it has flown by! In his free time you can find him playing guitar, going on hikes, or listening to music. Ryan also enjoys being in the mountains, eating ice cream, and has recently been getting into cooking.

Ryan Showman

Val Kuppek

Valerie Kuppek (she/her/hers) is a senior biology major from Pennington, New Jersey. She is interested in ecology, evolutionary biology, and field biology, and is currently looking for short-term employment in conservation prior to pursuing grad school. Outside of her academics, Val is an avid hiker, kayaker, and loves doing anything and everything outdoors. This is her second semester in the Treehouse, and despite the remote nature of this Fall, is still super thankful to be a part of this community!

Val Kuppek

MARJA VAN MIERIO

Marja van Mierlo, she/her/hers, is a junior studio art major and biology minor. From the Netherlands to Connecticut to Costa Rica, Marja Feels she has many homes. This is her second year in the treehouse and feels lucky to call it her home on campus. Out of the studios and labs you can find her running around Morgan field, tossing a frisbee with the Junkyard Turkeys, or out on a hike.

Marja van Mierio