Orientation Leaders

Meet your Fall 2018 Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders

Courtney Hughes (She/Her) 

What is your hometown? Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

What is your favorite place on campus? The colorful Adirondack chairs on the Bayfront.

What is a fun fact about you? I am absolutely terrified of birds. All birds — don’t care what kind it is. Little, big, fluffy, cute — still afraid of them.


Melissa Doreus (She/Her)

What is your hometown? Miami, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? The Bayfront at sunset.

What is a fun fact about you? I have two favorite colors: blue and pink.


Kaylie Stokes (She/Her)

What is your hometown? Phoenix, Arizona.

What is your favorite place on campus?  Anthro Lab, Four Winds back patio, Bayfront at sunset.

What is a fun fact about you? I have birth certificates from three countries.


Sorin Miller

What is your hometown? Eugene, Oregon.

What is your favorite place on campus? Upstairs in Heiser Natural Science.

What is a fun fact about you? I have a taekwondo black belt.

Meet the Orientation Teams

Alex Bottorff (He/Him)

What is your hometown? Venice, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? My favorite place on campus would probably be in Heiser, since I’m a Nat Sci student.

What is a fun fact about you? I am one of the leaders of the Bible Club on campus.


Jenna Courtade (She/Her)

What is your hometown? Pompano Beach, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? My favorite place on campus is the Four WindsCafé because it is a wonderful place to either chill or study while having great food in a comfortable environment.

What is a fun fact about you? Having to come up with a fun fact gives me anxiety.

Roxie Kennedy

What is your hometown? Wellington, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? Four Winds Café. All of my friends work there and it’s a wonderful place to study (and get yummy food!).

What is a fun fact about you? I was a music student before New College!


Katie Thurson

What is your hometown? Jacksonville, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? The admissions welcome center, New College Student Alliance office, the Gender and Diversity Center.

What is a fun fact about you? I have a twin!

Eshel Rosen (He/Him)

What is your hometown? Longwood, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? Dr. Helen N. Fagin room. This is a great place to study, and is almost always empty and accessible.

What is a fun fact about you? I have an amazing cat named Parsley.


Anna Lynn Winfrey (She/Her)

What is your hometown? Denver, Colorado.

What is your favorite place on campus? Palm Court, at night. I love to dance among the trees and look up to see the sky amid the leaves.

What is a fun fact about you? I love to make bread. For my first ISP, I made bread every day and read about its history, culture, and science! When I started baking bread, I would make rolls and walk around and give them to people.

 

Cassie Manz (She/Her)

What is your hometown? Marathon, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? The Bay and Four Winds. I also like the tables outside Ham and the hammocks by the Banyan Tree. Too many places!

What is a fun fact about you? One time when I was in fourth grade I met the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus and it was when Nick and Miley were newly dating so it was a pretty big deaI. I was really excited.


Devin Johnson Hogan (She/Her)

What is your hometown? Jacksonville, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? The Native Plant Restoration Area or the uplands or the bathrooms in the Caples Mansion or the second floor of College Hall

What is a fun fact about you? I don’t cry at sad movies.

Myles Rodriguez (They/Them/He/Him)

What is your hometown? Lakeland, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? My favorite place on campus is the band room studio!

What is a fun fact about you? I like crystals, cooking and crafting raps!


Zulfiia Tursunova (She/Her)

What is your hometown? Odessa, Ukraine; Sarasota, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? Bayfront: Enough space to think, walk, and reconnect with myself.

What is a fun fact about you? I speak five languages, play classical piano, guitar, and dance. I am a Chess champion in Odessa, Ukraine and I love photography, free improvisation and making movies.

 

Cas Myers (She/Her)

What is your hometown? Bradenton, Florida

What is your favorite place on campus? The hammocks in the nook.

What is a fun fact about you? I have a really convincing fake cough.


Leah Bender (She/Her, They/Them)

What is your hometown? Washington, D.C.

What is your favorite place on campus? The semi-hidden comfy chairs in the library.

What is a fun fact about you? I’m doing a summer ISP in Spain to study Spanish!

Nic Pohopin (They/Them)

What is your hometown? I was born in Naples, Florida, but I grew up in a lot of other places across the U.S. (Colorado Springs being my favorite place, with Arlington, Washington, being a close second).

What is your favorite place on campus? Picking a single spot is hard, but if I had to? I really love the third floor of Z, not so much for the location, more for the memories and comfort.

What is a fun fact about you? My two favorite things are dragons and dinosaurs, but french fries aren’t far behind.


Shane Archuleta (He/Him)

What is your hometown? Sarasota, Florida

What is your favorite place on campus? Cook Library. It is the best place to focus and my favorite place to get work done.

What is a fun fact about you? I’m fast in Microsoft Excel.

Amaranth Sander (They/Them)

What is your hometown? Tallahassee, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? My favorite place on campus is the New College Food Forest because it’s always full of delicious fruits and is a great place to see wildlife and tropical plants!

What is a fun fact about you? I’m good at cooking lots of different kinds of vegan food.


Cassandra Azeredo-Tseng (She/Her)

What is your hometown? Worcester, Massachusetts

What is your favorite place on campus? The Bayfront. It never gets old and when the sun sets all the stress fades away. There is also a specific spot to the right on the grass that gives the perfect comforting vibe.

What is a fun fact about you? Short story: I was at the aquarium petting sting rays and my best friend accidentally brushes my drenched arm and says “You feel like a sting ray!” So, fun fact, it’s true!

Melissa Simmons (She/Her)

What is your hometown? Trenton, New Jersey.

What is your favorite place on campus? Caples Campus

What is a fun fact about you? I studied abroad in Ireland last semester.


Emiliano Espinosa (He/Him)

What is your hometown? Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

What is your favorite place on campus? Caples; near the sailing club, because you can sit down and observe the bay and relax to good music.

What is a fun fact about you? I am good at throwing hammers! (A technique in Ultimate Frisbee, to throw the Frisbee over your head).

Annika Kufrovich (She/Her)

What is your hometown? Orlando, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? The waterfront because it is so nice being near or on the water, whether you’re studying or sailing.

What is a fun fact about you? I’ve played cello for nine years and have been singing for four (but I’m not a music AOC)


Nailah  (She/Her/Any)

What is your hometown? Gainesville, Florida.

What is your favorite place on campus? The yellow hammock in front of Second Court. It is a great place to nap and listen to music.

What is a fun fact about you? I pick languages up quickly, and I can’t help but dance if there’s good music on.