A view of last years Pre-Orientation leaders and Freshmen!

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2017 Pre-Orientation Student Leaders

Greetings!

We know that one of the hardest things about the college transition is moving to a place that is unfamiliar; where you know very few people, if you know any at all. So, to help each of you feel a bit more comfortable, we would like to give you an informal introduction to your 2017 Pre-Orientation leaders. Read below to get acquainted with the 25 leaders who will be serving you this summer!


Junior - Team Leader

Name: Tyanna Abercrombie
Major: Psychology
Minor: Multiplatform Journalism
Hometown: Aliquippa, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Baking
  2. Traveling
  3. Amusement Parks
  4. Concerts
  5. Dancing

Organization Involvement:

  • Strong Women Strong Girls (SWSG)
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
Email: abercrombiet@duq.edu

Senior - Assistant Director

Name: Lalah Ali
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Indiana, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Reading 
  2. Drawing
  3. Napping
  4. Netflix
  5. Traveling
Organization Involvement:
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.
  • Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)
Email: alil1@duq.edu

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Kendall Coleman
Major: International Relations
Minor: Business
Hometown:
 Moon Township, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Basketball
  2. Music
  3. Running
  4. Football
  5. Riding ATV's

Organization Involvement:

  • Collegiate 100 (C'100)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Email: colema22@duq.edu

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Natalia Davila
Major: Multiplatform Journalism
Minor: Digital Media Arts
Hometown:
 Brooklyn, NY
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Photography
  2. Dance
  3. Writing
  4. Music
  5. Make-up
Organization Involvement: 
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Yearbook
Email: davilan@duq.edu

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Anise Dorsey
Major: Music Education
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Music
  2. Volleyball
  3. Poetry
  4. Traveling
  5. Politics
Organization Involvement:
  • Red and Blue Crew (RBC)
  • National Association for Music Educators (NAfME)
Email: jordandorseya@duq.edu

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Sam Espiritu
Major: Music Therapy
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Singing
  2. Playing Piano
  3. Reading
  4. Poetry
  5. Spontaneous Hangouts
Orgnaization Involvement:
  • Campus Ministry
  • Mu Phi Epsilon
Email: espiritus@duq.edu

Junior - Team Leader

Name: Sarah Gethers
Major: Corporate Communications
Hometown: Hershey, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Dancing
  2. Writing
  3. Speaking
  4. Movies
  5. Eating
Organization Involvement:
  • Ebony Women: Women for Social Change
  • Feel Good
Email: getherss@duq.edu

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Mikayla Gilmer
Majors: Secondary English Education
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Theatre
  2. YouTube
  3. Musinc
  4. Hanging with Friends
  5. Pintrest
Organization Involvement:
  • Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority (AGD)
  • Red Masquers
Email: gilmerm@duq.edu

Junior - Team Leader

Name: Abdul Junaid
Major:
Advertising
Minor: Digital Media Arts
Hometown:
York, PA
Originally From: Bay Shore, NY
Top five (5) Interests:
  1. Drawing
  2. Windowshopping
  3. Exploring Pittsburgh
  4. Living through Beyonce
  5. Trying new flavors of Bubble Tea
Organization Involvement:
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Collegiate 100 (C'100)
Email: junaida@duq.edu

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Kelvin Knight
Major: Business Management 
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Fishing
  2. Old School Hip-Hop
  3. Studying History
  4. Piano
  5. Traveling
Organization Involvement:
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Collegiate 100 (C'100)
Email: knightk2@duq.edu

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Keerthi Lanka
Major: Information Systems Management
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Dancing
  2. Watching Movies
  3. Trying New Foods
  4. Cooking
  5. Amusement Parks/Adventures
Organization Involvement:
  • Multicultural Club
  • Indian Youth Organization
Email: lankak@duq.edu

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Diana McGlory
Major: Psychology and Film Studies
Hometown: Penn Hills, PA 
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Reading 
  2. Writing 
  3. Modeling
  4. Taking Pictures
  5. Playing Sims
Organization Involvement:
  • Ebony Women: Women for Social Change
  • :lexicon
Email: mcgloryd1@duq.edu

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Michael Oladosu
Major: Biology
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Music
  2. Photography
  3. Sports (Soccer, Basketball, Track)
  4. Ping-Pong
  5. Food
Organization Involvement:
  • Multicultural STEM Group (MSG)
  • Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta)
Email: oladosum@duq.edu

Senior - Assistant Director

Name: Crystal Onwu
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Talking 
  2. Cooking
  3. Poetry
  4. Sleeping
  5. Watching the Office

Organization Involvement:

  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)

Email: 

Junior - Team Leader

Name: A. Raheem Perry
Major: Digital and Media Arts
Minor: Business
Hometown:
 Pittsburgh, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Art
  2. Basketball
  3. Movies
  4. Intramurals
  5. Trying New Foods
Organization Involvement:
  • Collegiate 100 (C'100)
Email: perrya3@duq.edu

5th Year Senior - Executive Director

Name: Darian Reynolds
Major: Integrated Marketing Communications
Minor: Business
Hometown:
 Aliquippa, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Sleeping
  2. Food
  3. WWE
  4. Music
  5. Marching Band
Organization Involvement:
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
Email: reynold7@duq.edu

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Karla Sao
Major:
International Business
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:

  1. Basketball
  2. Music
  3. Online Shopping
  4. Learning New Languages
  5. YouTube
Organization Involvement:
  • Asian Student Association (ASA)
  • International Student Organization (ISO)
Email:saok@duq.edu
 

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Brianna Sargent
Major: Psychology
Minor: Women and Gender Studies
Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA 
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Napping
  2. Online Shopping
  3. Hanging with Friends
  4. Playing the Piano
  5. Watching Hair Tutorials on YouTube (Even though I'm bald)
Organization Involvement:
  • Strong Women Strong Girls (SWSG)
  • Crossroads Christian Fellowship
Email: sargentb@duq.edu

Junior - Team Leader

Name: Leah Shiferaw
Major:
International Relations
Minor:
French
Hometown:
 Pittsburgh, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Online Shopping
  2. Dancing
  3. Netflix
  4. Learning New Languages
  5. Human Rights
Organization Involvement:
  • International Student Organization (ISO)
  • Union of African Students (UAS)
Email: shiferawl@duq.edu

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Darius Short
Major: Finance
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Top Five (5) Interests: 
  1. Exploring the City
  2. Soccer
  3. Attending Concerts
  4. Art Galleries
  5. Driving Through the City
Organization Involvement:
  • Mulitcultural Program Council (MPC)
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
Email: shortd@duq.edu

Junior - Assistant Director

Name: Sarah Ssemakula
Major:
Nursing
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:

  1. Art Museums
  2. Thrifting
  3. Attending Concerts
  4. Binge Watching TV
  5. Traveling to New Places

Organization Involvement:

  • Multicultural Program Council (MPC)
  • Strong Women Strong Gils (SWSG)

Email: ssemakulas@duq.edu

 

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Brooklynne Taylor
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:

  1. Traveling 
  2. Reading 
  3. Shopping
  4. Exercising
  5. Netflix

Organization Involvement:

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Black Student Union (BSU)

Email: taylorb6@duq.edu

Junior - Team Leader

Name: Joy Williams
Major:
Integrated Marketing Communications
Minor:
Business
Hometown:
Washington, D.C.
Currently Resides: Clinton, MD
Top Five (5) Interets:
  1. Dancing
  2. Reading
  3. Netflix
  4. Music
  5. Eating
Organization Involvement:
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST)
  • Ebony Women: Women for Social Change
Email: willi121@duq.edu

Sophomore - Team Leader

Name: Nayelle Williams
Major:
Secondary English Education
Hometown:
McKeesport, PA
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Shopping
  2. Hanging with Family/Friends
  3. Reading 
  4. Writing
  5. Cooking

Organization Involvement: 

  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Strong Women Strong Girls (SWSG)

Email: willi124@duq.edu

Junior - Team Leader

Name: Vicente Zamarripa
Major: International Relations and Spanish
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA  
Top Five (5) Interests:
  1. Tattoos
  2. Traveling
  3. World History & Politics
  4. Spanish Movies
  5. Coffee
Organization Involvement:
  • Multicultural Program Council (MPC)
  • Latin American Student Association (LASA)
Email: zamarripazouchv@duq.edu


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