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 were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“Food, a boat, fuel for the boat”

Aisha Arain

Aisha

Nickname: Firefly

Major/Minor:

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?

Alex Argueta

Alex

Nickname: Sully

Major/Minor: 

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?

Alexarae Rizzo

Nickname: Lids

Major/Minor: 

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?

Ashley Backe

Ashley

Nickname: Albee

Major/Minor: 

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?

Andrew Keenan

Andrew

Nickname: Capítan

Major/Minor: Business Studies, Theatre Arts

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“A multitool, a cookbook and two time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks.”

Athena Nadim

Athena

Nickname: Olympus

Major/Minor: English/Sociology

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“A dog, a submarine and music”

Christian Alvarado

Nickname: Doc

Major/Minor: 

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?

 

Elena Rodriguez

Elena

Nickname: Timberland

Major/Minor: Psychology

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“My cat, a pillow, and an endless supply of vitamin water.”

Emily Dzioba

Emily

Nickname: Peabody

Major/Minor: Theatre Arts/Arts Administration

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“My dog, my friends, and a lifetime supply of ravioli”

Fakrat Alapa

Fakrat

Nickname: Runway

Major/Minor: Neuroscience/Psychology, Studio Art

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“A boatload of food, coconut oil, and water”

Gionna Del Purgatorio

Gionna

Nickname: Lupo

Major/Minor:

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?

Grace Castillo

Grace

Nickname: Dopamine

Major/Minor: Biology/Dance, French

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“A coloring book, some coloring pencils, and some sunscreen!”

Jackie Rapport

Jackie

Nickname: Quibbler

Major/Minor: Anthropology/Sociology, Art

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“Bruce my shark pillow pet (who is my best friend), my wand (Rowan wood with a dragonheartstring core) and a cardboard cutout of Thranduil the Great Elven King of Mirkwood”

Janice Campbell

Janice

Nickname: Smize

Major/Minor: Undeclared

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“a plane, gas, and gps”

John McGowan

John

Nickname: Buddy

Major/Minor: Theatre Arts/Linguistic Studies, Italian

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“A boat, granola bars and lots of bottled water so I could get off the deserted island”

Joie Affleck

Joie

Nickname: Haiku

Major/Minor: 

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?

Karina D'Eletto

Karina

Nickname: Yogi Bear

Major/Minor: Psychology/Theatre Arts

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“Applebees chicken wonton tacos, my dog, and a speed boat”

Katherine Burke

Katherine

Nickname: Flicker

Major/Minor: Theatre Arts/Dance

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“My fiance, lots of guac, and AC”

Kira Scarangella

Kira

Nickname: Smalls

Major/Minor: 

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?

Kyle Gniazdowski

Kyle

Nickname: Spike

Major/Minor: Business Studies/Math

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“Friends, a boat, food”

Lauren Mastropierro

Lauren

Nickname: Hoot

Major/Minor: Education, Spanish/Psychology

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“My dog, tent, and chef”

Maddie Couture

Maddie

Nickname: Lazzi

Major/Minor: Theatre Arts/Creative Writing

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“A big ol’ knife, photo album of all the people I love, and a dental hygeine kit.”

Marley Amico

Marley

Nickname: Jazzi

Major/Minor: Women’s & Gender Studies, French

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“Iced coffee, my Spotify subscription and cool artwork”

 

Michael Galioto

Michael

Nickname: Fortissimo

Major/Minor: History/Theatre Arts

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“1. My stuffed whale 2. My pet cat 3. Some of my mama’s pasta”

Nadiya Nawsheen

Nadiya

Nickname: Cerebellum

Major/Minor: Neuroscience/Public Health

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“1) A hammock. 2) Sunblock. 3) Some form of technology with built in WiFi so I can keep in contact with people back home.”


Nina Campli

Nina

Nickname: Fawkes

Major/Minor: Undecided/German

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“The Harry Potter Series, a dog, a water bottle”

Richard Taylor

Nickname: Joker

Major/Minor: Chemistry, Political Science

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“Flint, knife, and 1 Liter of Iodine”

Sharif Khan

Sharif

Nickname: Ohana

Major/Minor: Pre-PA, Economics/Biology, Business

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“My siblings, manga, soccer ball”

Siobhan Quinlan

Siobhan

Nickname: Bambi

Major/Minor: Women’s & Gender Studies/Music, Leadership for Social Action, Spanish

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“My dog, a hat for my dog so he doesn’t get sunburn, and a hammock for me, but actually for my dog.”

Terry Metellus

Terry

Nickname: Fullback

Major/Minor: Political Science/Business, Art

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“A boat, food and a poetry book.”

Tiffany Thompson

Tiffany

Nickname: Ballad

Major/Minor: Theatre Arts/Business

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“Boat,water and a tent to make shelter”

Victoria Andrews

Victoria

Nickname: Fizz

Major/Minor: Sociology

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?
“Food, clothing that’s good for all weather situations and a tent that has survival equipment”

Yasmin Mustafa

Yazzle

Nickname: Panther

Major/Minor:

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are the 3 things you would want with you?