Resident Advisors

Meet our RAs! Sarah Darancou Class Year: 2016/ second year AOC: Biochemistry If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: I would be a butterfly because I love bright colors and discovering more about my personal growth Favorite NCF Memory: Watching the sunsets with people that I care about Devin Johnson Hogan Class Year: 2015/ third year AOC: Environmental Science If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: A squirrel because my life is basically running around, looking for food, chasing my friends Favorite NCF Memory: Attending every COUP (except the ones where I was the RA on duty) Jewel Morrison Class Year: 2014/ fourth year AOC: Psychology If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: I would be a jellyfish because they reflect my personality Favorite NCF Memory: Dancing at the Walls with my friends Bianca Jean Philippe Class Year: 2016/ second year AOC: A mix of Writing, English and Political Science If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: A) A rich, white cis man at the top of the world. This need not explaining. Sort of B) Actually--I am kidding. Maybe a hummingbird? To feel what it's like to fly backward? Or a black bear? To shift around that strength, those muscles? Nah, C) I'm already an animal, so I'd to just wake up a richer me. Favorite NCF Memory: There was one Sunday where I worked out for five hours at the gym, pacing myself peacefully; and after not having enough, I went on a little bike ride, found a secret park, sat on a swing set and watched the sunset's light melt into window and water, and the sky overhead turn pink and orange. It was beautiful. An amazing evening. Hope Sparks Class Year: 2015/ third year AOC: Psychology If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: I would be a sloth because they're laid back and they're my favorite. Favorite NCF Memory: (so far!) would be either meeting Jim Obergefell, or hosting New Prom with some of my favorite people. Sara Friend Class Year: 2015/ third year AOC: Philosophy If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: I would be an otter so I could find my favorite rock tool to store in armpit flap and take out to play with and crack open all I can eat seafood Favorite NCF Memory: Welcome the wonderful first years to campus on move-in day Jennyfer Gonzalez Class Year: 2014/ fourth year AOC: International Studies focus in Latin America If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: I would be a koala cause they sleep a lot and are super cute Favorite NCF Memory: Meeting all of my friends is my favorite NCF memory Hugo Stockton Class Year: 2016/ second year AOC: Biology If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: I would be a sea lion. Sea lions are such graceful swimmers and don't seem to have a care in the world- what a feeling that's be Favorite NCF Memory: When I attended my first COUP. Good times. Jennifer Ha Class Year: 2015/ third year AOC: Computer Science/ Applied Mathematics If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: I would choose to e a dog so that I could get all the love and cuddled from everyone! Favorite NCF Memory: When my friends and I went out to the bay late at night and bonded while staring at the stars. Jesus Olive Class Year: 2016/ second year AOC: Philosophy If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: Honeybadger. They hunt cobras, raid beehives and even lions know not to mess with them Favorite NCF Memory: Projecting Southpark from our first court balcony with my boys Kallie Delis Class Year: 2016/ second year AOC: Political Science If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: I would be an Emperor penguin because I think they are adorable and I like cold weather. Also, the way they waddle is hilarious and I think it's kind of intense that if they slap you hard enough they can make you bleed. Favorite NCF Memory: It happened the first semester of my first year. I went down to the bay to see bioluminescence, and it started to rain. The water was glowing so much and it was incredible to watch. Roxie Kennedy Class Year: 2015/ third year AOC: Gender Studies If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: I would be a platypus because they are rad as hell. They are the only mammals to lay eggs and they sweat milk, which are two really cool party tricks. They also have venomous glands on their back legs, so they're independent and can protect themselves and I respect them for that. Favorite NCF Memory: I was able to attend High Holy Day service. I had never been able to attend synagogue for Rosh Hashanah before, so several Jewish students from Hillel and Chaverim invited me to their synagogue and helped explain things to me through service. Since then, they have allowed me to join in on all of their events and celebrations and have helped me learn more about my culture. I've been able to create a bond with other Jewish students on campus and have steadily reconnected with my heritage thanks to the amazing support of the Jewish organizations at NCF. Andre Royce Class Year: 2016/ second year AOC: Biochemistry If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: I would definitely be a dog that interacts with humans. Like a Scooby-Doo or Blue's Clues kind of dog that's still super happy and social. Favorite NCF memory: My favorite memory was my first year at NCF. I went to watch the sunset at Lido Beach with a bunch of people who turned out to become my best friends. Araya Barnes Class Year: 2015/ third year (Thesis Student) AOC: English/Music If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: The Azure-Winged Magpie - I love smart birds. Favorite NCF memory: Being introduced to eco-critical theory my first year by a visiting professor. It changed the course of my studies quite a bit and is part of the reason I'm considering grad school. Zach Rahner Class Year: 2015/ third year AOC: Biological Psychology If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: I would be a dog. I would have no responsibilities, I could always cheer up someone who is having a bad day and I would be super cute Favorite NCF memory: My favorite NCF memory is getting a couple days off classes due to a tropical storm and spending the long weekend with my friends. Sean Brueggemann Class Year: 2014/ fourth year AOC: Economics/Applied Mathematics AOC If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: The Florida scrub jay because I love the Florida scrub jay Favorite NCF memory: Every time I share my baked goods with friends, because I have given something that was truly mine, and it usually tastes pretty good. Kirsten Wood Class Year: 2014/ fourth year AOC: Spanish Language and Literature If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: Lion! I'm a Gryffindor and a Leo, so there's really no other choice! Favorite NCF memory: It's really hard to choose one memory, but I guess going to go with NewStock my first year was the first time I felt at home at New College.

MEET OUR RESIDENT ADVISORS

Araya-Barnes

Araya Barnes

Class Year: 2015/Third-year thesis student
AOC: English/Music
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? The azure-winged magpie — I love smart birds.
Favorite New College memory: Being introduced to eco-critical theory my first year by a visiting professor. It changed the course of my studies quite a bit and is part of the reason I’m considering grad school.

Rowan-Bower

Rowan Bower

Class Year: 2015/Third-year
AOC: Chemistry
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? I would choose to be a Galapagos giant tortoise because then I could live on the Galapagos Islands and I would live well over the age of 100.
Favorite New College memory: I could never pick just one, there are too many to count, but the sunsets will always take my breath away.

Sean-Brueggemann

Sean Brueggemann

Class Year: 2014/Fourth-year
AOC: Economics/Applied Mathematics
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? The Florida scrub jay because I love the Florida scrub jay
Favorite New College memory: Every time I share my baked goods with friends, because I have given something that was truly mine, and it usually tastes pretty
good.

Sara-Darancou

Sara Darancou

Class year: 2016/Second-year
AOC: biochemistry
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? I would be a butterfly because I love bright colors and discovering more about my personal growth.
Favorite New College memory: Watching the sunsets with people that I care about.

Kallie-Delis

Kallie Delis

Class Year: 2016/Second-year
AOC: Political Science
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? I would be an emperor penguin because I think they are adorable and I like cold weather. Also, the way they waddle is hilarious and I think it’s kind of intense that if they slap you hard enough they can make you bleed.
Favorite New College memory: My favorite NCF memory is first semester of first year. I went down to the bay to see bioluminescence and it started to rain. The water was glowing so much and it was incredible to watch.

Sara -Friend

Sara Friend

Class Year: 2015/Third-year
AOC: Philosophy
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? An otter, so I could find my favorite rock tool to store in my armpit flap and take out to play with and crack open all I can eat seafood!
Favorite New College memory: Welcoming the wonderful first-years to campus on move-in day!

Jennyfer-Gonzalez

Jennyfer Gonzalez

Class Year: 2014/Fourth-year
AOC: International Studies with an area focus in Latin America
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? A koala cause they sleep a lot and are super cute.
Favorite New College memory: Meeting all of my friends is my favorite NCF memory.

Jennifer-Ha

Jennifer Ha

Class Year: 2016/Third-year
AOC: Computer Science/Applied Mathematics
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? I would choose to be a dog so that I could get all the love and cuddles from everyone!
Favorite New College memory: My favorite NCF memory is when my friends and I went out to the bay late at night and bonded while staring at the stars.

Devin-Hogan

Devin Hogan

Class Year: 2015/Third-year
AOC: Environmental Science
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? If I woke up tomorrow as an animal it would be a squirrel because my life is basically running around, looking for food and chasing my friends.
Favorite New College memory: My favorite memories at NCF are every COUP (except the ones where I was the RA on duty)

Mackenna-Jensen

Mackenna Jensen

Class Year: 2015/Third-year
AOC: Marine Biology
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? I would be a house cat because I feel that really embodies how I would like to live life. Naps, chasing small creatures out of curiosity, head scratches, being cuddled, laying in warm sunny patches … all nice things.
Favorite New College memory: Last Halloween, when I tried on my costume (I was Princess Leia), I peeked out the window and saw some people having a light saber battle out on Z Green. There I was standing in my costume laughing at how great the situation was.

Roxie -Kennedy

Roxie Kennedy

Class Year: 2015/Third-year
AOC: Gender Studies
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? I would be a platypus because they are rad as hell. They are the only mammals to lay eggs and they sweat milk, which are two really cool party tricks. They also have venomous glands on their back legs, so they’re independent and can protect themselves and I respect them for that.
Favorite New College memory: My favorite NCF memory is the first time I was ever able to attend High Holy Day service. I had never been able to attend synagogue for Rosh Hashanah before, so several Jewish students from Hillel and Chaverim invited me to their synagogue and helped explain things to me through service. Since then, they have allowed me to join in on all of their events and celebrations and have helped me learn more about my culture. I’ve been able to create a bond with other Jewish students on campus and have steadily reconnected with my heritage thanks to the amazing support of the Jewish organizations at NCF.

Jewel-Morrison

Jewel Morrison

Class Year: 2014/Fourth-year
AOC: Psychology
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? I would be a jellyfish because they reflect my personality.
Favorite New College memory: Dancing at the walls with my friends

Jesus-Olive

Jesus Olive

Class year: 2016/Second-year
AOC: Philosophy
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? A honeybadger. They hunt cobras, raid beehives and even lions know not to mess with them.
Favorite New College memory: Projecting “South Park” from our First Court balcony with the boys.

Bianca Jean -Phillippe

Bianca Jean Phillippe

Class Year: 2016/Second-year
AOC: Some sort of mix of Writing, English, and Political Science.
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why?
A) A rich, white cis man at the top of the world. This needs no explanation.
Sort of B) Actually — I am kidding. Maybe a hummingbird? To feel what it’s like to fly backwards? Or a black bear? To shift around that strength, those muscles? Nah,
C) I’m already an animal, so I’d to just wake up a richer me.
Favorite New College memory: There was one Sunday on which I worked out for five hours at the gym, pacing myself peacefully; and after not having enough, I went on a little bike ride, found a secret park, sat on a swing set and watched the sunset’s light melt into windows and water, and the sky overhead turn pink and orange. It was beautiful. An amazing evening.

Zach-Rahner

Zach Rahner

Class Year: 2015/Third-year
AOC: Biological Psychology
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? I would be a dog.
I would have no responsibilities.
I could always cheer up someone who is having a bad day.
I would be super cute.
Favorite New College memory: Getting a couple days off classes due to a tropical storm and spending the long weekend with my friends.

Elizabeth-Ramsamooj

Elizabeth Ramsamooj

Class Year: Second-year
AOC: Biology/Sociology
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? I would choose to be a bird because I would not have to worry about traffic.
Favorite New College memory: Orientation week.

Andre-Royce

Andre Royce

Class Year: 2016/Second-year
AOC: Biochemistry
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? I would definitely be a dog that interacts with humans. Like a Scooby-Doo or “Blue’s Clues” kind of dog that’s still super happy and social.
Favorite NCF memory: My favorite memory was my first year at NCF I went to watch the sunset at Lido Beach with a bunch of people who turned out to become my best friends.

Eleni-Spanolios

Eleni Spanolios

Class Year: 2015/Third-year
AOC: Chemistry
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? A koala, because I share many koalaties with this species, like sleeping and eating all the time.
Favorite New College memory: Watching the moon set by the bay at 2 a.m. my first year.

Hope-Sparks

Hope Sparks

Class Year: 2015/Third-year
AOC: Psychology
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? If I woke up tomorrow as an animal I would be a sloth because they’re laid back and they’re my favorite.
Favorite New College memory: My number one NCF memory (so far!) would be either meeting Jim Obergefell, or hosting New Prom with some of my favorite people.

Hugo-Stockton

Hugo Stockton

Class Year: 2016
AOC: Biology
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? If I could wake up as an animal tomorrow, I would chose to be a sea lion. Sea lions are such graceful swimmers and don’t seem to have a care in the world — what a feeling that’d be.
Favorite New College memory: My favorite NCF memory is when I attended my first PCP. Good times.

Kirsten-Wood

Kirsten Wood

Class Year: 2014/Fourth-year
AOC: Spanish Language and Literature
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? Lion! I’m a Gryffindor and a Leo, so there’s really no other choice!
Favorite New College memory: It’s really hard to choose one memory, but I guess going to NewStock my first year was the first time I felt at home at New.

Jacob-Zidek

Jacob Zidek

Class Year: 2016/Second-year
AOC: Biology/Computer Science
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? Each day I wake up, I wake up as a eukaryotic, multicellular organism, with motile ability. I have specialized and differentiated organ(s), and if I were to be classified I would fall under the kingdom Animalia. Therefore, every day I wake up as an animal.
Favorite New College memory: Since first year, one of my favorite memories has been the initiation and success of (multiple) capsize drills as a test in order to be allowed to go sailing. This entailed myself and two other people rigging an NCF 420 sailboat, in what were then decent conditions, taking said boat past the shore buoy (at which point the wind and rain picked up) and proceeding to purposefully capsize the boat, followed by reorienting it, clambering in, and sailing it back to the shore, just to pick up other people and repeat the process (in progressively worse weather). This has remained one of my fondest memories, partially because of the inherent absurdity, and much more so because while it was my first time meeting some of the other participants, I still talk to and see all of them in academic affairs at some point.