New Student Orientation Committee Members

The Orientation Committee (OC) members are an integral part of every new student’s success on the Drew’s campus. As one of the first faces that a new student comes to know, the OC are ‘goodwill ambassadors’ trained to help an incoming first year and transfer students feel comfortable about their new college experience. Community is the cornerstone of being at Drew and the OC are instrumental in laying the foundations.

Each OC leader is carefully trained to be able to help make a new student’s adjustment to Drew easier. More than just helping students, the OC helps students feel more comfortable about the college transition by answering their questions about college and Drew life, helping new students bond with other students through a series of activities during the five days of orientation and into the semester that follows.

In fact, this relationship begins once students are admitted to Drew. An OC leader will be a liaison and resource as early as the semester before arrival, throughout the summer months, and through the fall semester. Incoming new students are assigned to a small group with one OC leader. Oftentimes, the small groups communicate with one another over the summer and students get to know each other before they arrive on campus for orientation.

Learn About Our OC Leaders! 

Adam Oppegaard

Adam

Nickname: Sharkbait

Major/Minor: Psychology

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dog, Bagels, Movies, Day, and the Beach”

Alex Longarce

Alex

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: Chemistry

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Donuts, Broadway, Night, and Mountains”

Alexarae Rizzo

Lex 2

Nickname: Lids

Major/Minor: 

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

Ashley Backe

Ashley

Nickname: Albee

Major/Minor: Theatre Arts/Applied Performance

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Donuts, Broadway, Night, and the Beach”

 

Andrew Keenan

Nickname: Capitán

Major/Minor: Business Studies, Theatre Arts

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Cats, Donuts, Movies, Day, and Mountains”

Athena Nadim

Athena

Nickname: Olympus

Major/Minor: English/Sociology

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

 

Baylee Witter

Baylee

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: Theatre Arts

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Bagels, Broadway, Days, and Mountains”

Brian Jones

Brian

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: Theater and Art history/Dance

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Donuts, Broadway, Day, and the Beach”

Brittany Greve

Brittany

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: Philosophy and Political Science/Law, Justice, and Society

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Bagels, Broadway, Day, and the Beach”

Christian Alvarado

Christian

Nickname: Doc

Major/Minor: 

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

 

Elena Rodriguez

Elena

Nickname: Timberland

Major/Minor: Psychology/Law, Justice, and Society

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Cat, Bagel, Broadway, Day, and the Mountains”

 

Fakrat Alapa

Fakrat

Nickname: Runway

Major/Minor: Neuroscience/Psychology, Studio Art

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Cats, Bagels, Movies, Day, and the Beach”

 

Genesis Guedes

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: History and Anthropology/Archaeology and Middle Eastern Studies

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Cats, Bagels, Movies, Night, and the Beach”

 

Gionna Del Purgatorio

Nickname: Lupo

Major/Minor: English and Political Science/Law, Justice, and Society

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Donuts, Movies, Night, and the Beach”

Grace Castillo

Grace

Nickname: Dopamine

Major/Minor: Biology/Dance, French

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

 

 

Imelda Reimer

Imelda 2

Nickname: Honeybee

Major/Minor: Political Science and Psychology

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Cats, Donuts, Broadway, Day, and Mountains”

Janice Campbell

Janice

Nickname: Smize

Major/Minor: Chinese/International Relations, Economics

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Bagels, Movies, Night, and the Beach”

Jesse Gallagher

Jesse

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: Theatre Arts

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Cats, Bagels, Movies, Day, and Mountains”

John McGowan

John

Nickname: Buddy

Major/Minor: Theatre Arts/Linguistic Studies, Sociology

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Bagels, Broadway, Night, and the Beach”

Jordan Hubbard

Jordan

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: 

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

 

Jordyn Smith

Jordyn

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: Theatre

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

Dogs, Donuts, Broadway, Night, and Mountains”

 

Karina D'Eletto

Karina

Nickname: Yogi Bear

Major/Minor: Psychology/Theatre Arts and English

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Bagels, Broadway, Day, and the Beach”

 

“Cats, Bagels, Broadway, Night, and the Beach”

KaylaWitkowski

Kayla

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: Neuroscience 

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dog, Bagels, Movies, Night, and the Beach”

Kevin Oates

Kevin

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: History/Italian and Political Science

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Donuts, Movies, Day, and the Beach”

Kyle Gniazdowski

Kyle

Nickname: Spike

Major/Minor: Business Studies/Economics and Sociology

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Donuts, Movies, Night, and Beach”

Leanza Rodriguez

Leanza 2

Nickname: Emoji

Major/Minor: English/Women and Gender Studies

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Bagels, Movies, Night, and the Beach”

Leos Malec

Leos

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: Economics and Computer Science

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Donuts, Broadway, Day, and the Beach”

 

Michael Galioto

Michael

Nickname: Fortissimo

Major/Minor: History/Theatre Arts

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

Michael McCurry

Mike

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: Political Science

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Cats, Bagels, Broadway, Night, and Mountains”

Nicole Pesa

Nicole 2

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: Neuroscience and Biology/ Chemistry 

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Cats, Donuts, Broadway, Night, and Mountains”

Nina Campli

Nina

Nickname: Fawkes

Major/Minor: Anthropology and German/Music

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Cats, Bagels, Broadway, Night, and the Beach”

Richard Taylor

Richard

Nickname: Joker

Major/Minor: Chemistry/Political Science

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Bagels, Movies, Night, and Mountains”

Siobhan Quinlan

Siobhan

Nickname: Bambi

Major/Minor: Women’s & Gender Studies/Music

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Bagels, Movies, Day, and the Beach”

Sydney Quinn

Sydney

Nickname: 

Major/Minor: English

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Cats, Bagels, Broadway, Night, and Mountains”

Terry Metellus

Terry

Nickname: Fullback

Major/Minor: Political Science/Business, Art

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Cats, Donuts, Broadway, Day, and the Beach”

Tiffany Thompson

Tiffany

Nickname: Ballad

Major/Minor: Theatre Arts/Business

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Donuts, Broadway, Night, and Mountains”

Victoria Andrews

Victoria

Nickname: Fizz

Major/Minor: Sociology

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Cats, Donuts, Movies, Nights, and the Beach”

Yasmin Mustafa

Yazzie

Nickname: Panther

Major/Minor: Women and Gender Studies/Spanish and Law, Justice, and Society

If you had to choose: dog or cats, bagels or donuts, movies or Broadway, day or night, and beach or mountain?

“Dogs, Bagels, Movies, Night, and the Beach”