Meet the Student Staff

Paving The Way Pre-Orientation Staff

Micah Arnold

Micah Arnold ’22

Major/Minor: 
Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Quote or Philosophy on Life: “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got” 

Something people would find interesting about you: I like to run marathons.

Chantielle Chapman

Chantielle Chapman ’21

Major/Minor: 
Black Studies and HESS

Home City: Worcester, MA

Quote or philosophy on life: “What is meant for you will not pass you.”

Something people would find interesting about you: I can floss with no hands!

Essence Cole

Essence Cole ’22

Major/Minor: 
Psychology with Neuroscience concentration

Home City: Chicago, IL

Quote or philosophy on life: “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” Something people would find interesting: I have traveled to Spain and Portugal.

Jackie Figueroa

Jacqueline Figueroa ’21

Major/Minor: 
Political Science and Anthropology/Sociology double major

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Quote or Philosophy on Life:  “Why is the originality so readily granted us in literature so mistrustfully denied us in our difficult attempts at social change?” Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Solitude of Latin America

Something people would find interesting about you: I went to a Shakespeare festival in Canada sophomore year of high school, but other than that I have never traveled outside of the US.

Edgar Garcia

Edgar Garcia ’21

Major/Minor: 
Biology Major and Spanish Minor

Home City: South Bronx, NY

Quote or philosophy on life: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.” -Napoleon Hill

Something people would find interesting about you: I have traveled to six of the seven continents in my lifetime.

Mireya Gomez

Mireya Gomez ’21

Major/Minor: 
Biology Major/Spanish minor (Pre-Med track)

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Quote or Philosophy on Life: “We spend so much time being afraid of failure, afraid of rejection. But regret is the thing we should fear most.” - Trevor Noah

Something people would find interesting about you: I can whistle through the gap in my teeth.

Matou Keita

Matou Keita ’21

Major/Minor: 
Global Commerce/ East Asian

Hometown:  Austin, TX

Quote or Philosophy on Life:  “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker

Something people would find interesting about you:  I’m good at guessing people’s star signs after having a full conversation.

Mich Kern

Mich Kern ’22

Major/Minor: 
Anthropology & Sociology and East Asian Studies Double Major

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Quote or Philosophy on Life:  “Um chile anyways so” - Nicki Minaj (I think this every time someone tries to bring me down in any way)

Something people would find interesting about you: I’m originally from the Philippines and I will not stop talking about it because I love my culture.

Christopher Pascall

Christopher Pascall ’21

Major/Minor: 
Cinema and Black Studies double major

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Quote or Philosophy on Life: If you make a mistake and fail to correct it you have made another.

Something people would find interesting about you: I’m a gamer and a YouTuber. I just live life and have fun living.

Jaleel Poole

Jaleel Poole ’22

Major/Minor: 
Biology and Black Studies

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Quote or Philosophy on Life: “Success is not final, and failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Something people would find interesting about you: I have traveled to Rome, Paris, and London.

Faith Sutton

Faith Sutton ’22

Major/Minor: 
Psychology and Black Studies

Home City: Columbus, OH

Quote or philosophy on life: “If you stop struggling, then you stop life.” -Huey P. Newton

Something people would find interesting about you: I once received a prestigious student leadership award at a country club.

Talia Zeiger

Talia Zeiger ’21

Major/Minor: 
Psychology major, Theatre minor, and Queer Studies concentration

Home City: Chicago, IL

Quote or philosophy on life: I have never been a calm blue sea, I have always been a storm

Something people would find interesting about you: When I was in 8th grade I won Pi day by memorizing the most digits of Pi!

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