PTW: Meet the Staff

Paving the Way

Kareha Agesa Kareha Agesa Co-Coordinator

Home City: Proctorville, OH Major/Minor: Chemistry major, Economics minor Quote or Philosophy on Life: When someone shows you who they are believe them the first time. Favorite Food: Chicken tacos Something people would find surprising about you: I'm a black belt in tae kwon do

Samantha Lee Samantha Lee Co-Coordinator

Home City: Chicago, IL Major/Minor:Economics and Environmental Studies Quote or Philosophy on Life: Never let anyone disturb your composure, deter your accomplishment, or destroy your happiness.” – Anonymous Favorite Food: fried calamari Something people would find surprising about you: I've been ice-fishing in Alaska.

Anne Lee Anne Lee Liaison

Home City: Millstone, New Jersey Major/Minor: Biology Major Quote or Philosophy on Life: When one door closes, another one opens. Don't give up hope. Favorite Food: Sushi Something people would find surprising about you: I learned how to sail a sailboat in Hawaii.

Twisha Asher Twisha Asher Ambassador

Home City: Mumbai, India Major/Minor: Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics Major Quote or Philosophy on Life: The identity of an individual is essentially a function of her choices, rather than the dicovery of an immutable attribute – Amartya Sen, The Argumentative Indian Favorite Food: Indian Food

Mallory Cheng Mallory Cheng Ambassador

Home City: Chicago, IL Major/Minor: Anthropology & Sociology and Educational Studies, Spanish Minor Quote or Philosophy on Life: “You'll have bad times, but it's always wake you up to the good stuff you're paying attention to.” -Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting. Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo

Dajia Dampeer Dajia Dampeer Ambassador

Home City: Chicago, IL Major/Minor: Double Major in Economics and Anthropology & Sociology Quote or Philosophy on Life: “Just do it” Favorite Food: Chicken Tenders and mash potatoes Something people would find surprising about you: I can pogostick with no hands

Lamine Diakite Lamine Diakite Ambassador

Home City: Kankan, Guinea Major/Minor: Mathematics Quote or Philosophy on Life: “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” Favorite Food: Wolof food Something people would find surprising about you: I don't enjoy playing video games.

Kalyn Dunkins Kalyn Dunkins Ambassador

Home City: Birmingham, AL Major/Minor: Cinema/Black Studies Quote or Philosophy on Life: Fall down seven times, stand up eight. Favorite Food: Buffalo wings Something people would find surprising about you: I love watching sports and playing video games.

Sianneh Jensen Sianneh Jensen Ambassador

Home City: Detroit,Michigan Major/Minor: Communication/Black Studies Quote or Philosophy on Life: Truth is everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones worth suffering for. Favorite Food: Fried Chicken/ Beans Tobogee Stew with Rice

Haley Jones Haley Jones Ambassador

Home City: Portland, OR Major/Minor: Communication with a Spanish minor Quote or Philosophy on Life: We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. - Thich Nhat Hanh Favorite Food: Breakfast Foods Something people would find surprising about you: I have lived in four states before coming to Denison

Alejandro Lopez Alejandro Lopez Ambassador

Home City: Chicago, Illinois Major/Minor: Geoscience and Economics Double Major Quote or Philosophy on Life: It is the quality of one's conviction that determines success, not the number of followers. Favorite Food: Deep Dish Pizza

Amirah Loury Amirah Loury Ambassador

Home City: Chicago, Illinois Major/Minor: Chemistry and Black Studies Double Major Quote or Philosophy on Life: “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” Favorite Food: Fries with mild sauce Something people would find surprising about you: I have done policy debate in HS and college

Sharlyn Ruiz Sharlyn Ruiz Ambassador

Home City: Boston, MA Major/Minor: Economics and Communication Double Major Quote or Philosophy on Life: “There's beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success” Favorite Food: Pizza and fries Something people would find surprising about you: I used to be a baton twirler until I was 10 years old

Armando Roman Armando Roman Ambassador

Home City: Chicago, Illinois Major/Minor: Art History and Visual Culture, Philosophy / Women's and Gender Studies Minor Quote or Philosophy on Life: Know your worth and demand three times that. Favorite Food: Spicy Octopus with Rice Something people would find surprising about you: When I was in 5th grade I made a documentary about recycling and had it shown in an art museum.

Saúl Zamora Saúl Zamora Ambassador

Home City: Education/Biology Major/Minor: Environmental Studies & Economics double major Quote or Philosophy on Life: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” - Ferris Bueller's Day Off Favorite Food: Deep Dish Pizza Something people would find surprising about you: I was arrested the day after my 8th grade graduation