PTW: Meet the Staff

Paving the Way

Kareha AgesaKareha 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 LeeSamantha 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 LeeAnne 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 AsherTwisha 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 ChengMallory Cheng
Ambassador

Home City: Chicago, IL
Major/Minor: Sociology/Anthropology 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 DampeerDajia Dampeer
Ambassador

Home City: Chicago, IL
Major/Minor: Double Major in Economics and Sociology/Anthropology
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 DiakiteLamine 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 DunkinsKalyn 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 JensenSianneh 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 JonesHaley 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 LopezAlejandro 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 LouryAmirah 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 RuizSharlyn 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 RomanArmando 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 ZamoraSaúl 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