PTW: Meet the Staff

Paving the Way

Ariel BaezAriel Baez
Co-Coordinator

Home City: Boston, MA
Major/Minor: Studio Art
Quote or Philosophy on Life: Work like a slave; command like a king, create like a god.
Favorite Food: Buffalo chicken pizza
Something people would find surprising about you: I have a birthmark on my right wrist of a seahorse

Lauren NguyenLauren Nguyen
Co-Coordinator

Home City: Houston, TX
Major/Minor: International Studies & Economics major
Quote or Philosophy on Life: The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Something people would find surprising about you: I am easily moved to tears and am scared of ants

Kyle GasawayKyle Gasaway
Liaison

Home City: Granville, OH
Major/Minor: Poly Sci major, Philosophy minor
Quote or Philosophy on Life: Be there for others, support community.
Favorite Food: Pizza, pasta
Something people would find surprising about you: I really like Anime

Kareha AgesaKareha Agesa
Ambassador

Home City: Proctorville, OH
Major/Minor: Chemistry major, Econ 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 taekwondo

Wallace BrancheWallace Branche
Ambassador

Home City: Charlotte, NC
Major/Minor: Economics
Quote or Philosophy on Life: The choices you make today, determine which choices you can make tomorrow.
Favorite Food: Crab legs
Something people would find surprising about you: I don't have a southern accent

Raxhaan CastilloRashaan Castillo
Ambassador

Home City: Chicago, IL
Major/Minor: Undecided
Quote or Philosophy on Life: Try your best.
Favorite Food: Tacos
Something people would find surprising about you: I'm Puerto-rican & Dominican

Vanessa CerdaVanessa Cerda
Ambassador

Home City: Dallas, TX
Major/Minor: B.S. Bio, Neuroscience concentration, Spanish minor
Quote or Philosophy on Life: Everything happens for a reason.
Favorite Food: Seafood & coffee
Something people would find surprising about you: I fall asleep as soon as I lay down on my mattress

Dajia DampeerDajia Dampeer
Ambassador

Home City: Chicago, IL
Major/Minor: Sociology major, Economics minor
Quote or Philosophy on Life: Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
Favorite Food: Chicken tenders
Something people would find surprising about you: I have played clarinet for 7 years and I still think that I'm not up to par

Nelson DowNelson Dow
Ambassador

Home City: Cambridge, MA
Major/Minor: Environmental Studies major, Sociology/Anthropology minor
Quote or Philosophy on Life: The best things in life aren't things.
Favorite Food: Sushi
Something people would find surprising about you: My photo was once on the back of a New Zealand bus

Jennifer FajardoJennifer Fajardo
Ambassador

Home City: Boston, MA
Major/Minor: Sociology, Anthropology and Educational Studies double major
Quote or Philosophy on Life: Hakuna Matata.
Favorite Food: Rice and beans, pork chops, and pasta salad
Something people would find surprising about you: I laugh at pretty much everything

Vanessa GibsonVanessa Gibson
Ambassador

Home City: Pickerington, OH
Major/Minor: Psychology major, General Music minor
Quote or Philosophy on Life: When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in it's place
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Something people would find surprising about you: I've played piano for 9 years

Sydni HarmonSydni Harmon
Ambassador

Home City: Toledo, OH
Major/Minor: Psychology
Quote or Philosophy on Life: Everything happens for a reason.
Favorite Food: Sweet BBQ chicken
Something people would find surprising about you: I was a cheerleader for 7 years until I had to choose between cheering or basketball

Jillian KovalJillian Koval
Ambassador

Home City: Westerville, OH
Major/Minor: English Lit major, Studio Art minor
Quote or Philosophy on Life: She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails!
Favorite Food: Lo Mein
Something people would find surprising about you: I love the Godzilla franchize

Ann LeeAnn Lee
Ambassador

Home City: Millstone, NJ
Major/Minor: Biology
Quote or Philosophy on Life: When one door closes, another door opens. You just have to look and work for it.
Favorite Food: Fruit
Something people would find surprising about you: I am on the track and field team. I triple and long jump

Sam LeeSam Lee
Ambassador

Home City: Chicago, IL
Major/Minor: Environmental Studies & Economics double major
Quote or Philosophy on Life: It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
Favorite Food: Fried chicken
Something people would find surprising about you: I've backpacked my way through Canada this past winter break. I saw many moose